Published May 03, 2016
A reputed member of New York's Cambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti has pleaded not guilty in Cleveland to charges including conspiracy and money laundering.
Fifty-six-year-old Carmine "The Bull" Agnello, of Bentleyville, entered the pleas Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Prosecutors wanted bond of at least $1 million. The judge kept it at $100,000.
Agnello has been free on bond since two days after his July 15 arrest by Cleveland police.
Prosecutors say higher bond is needed for charges related to a multimillion-dollar scam involving scrap metal and stolen cars. They also say Agnello is a flight risk with a history of racketeering and violence.
Agnello's attorney said Friday that Agnello's business is legitimate. He called the $1 million bond request preposterous.