Plumber charged in 1993 slaying of a witness is denied bail

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A Massachusetts plumber charged along with former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme (sah-LEHM'-ee) in the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner has been denied bail.

The Boston Globe ( ) reports that a federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered 61-year-old Paul Weadick held.

The judge wrote that the Burlington man would likely flee and pose a risk of harm to the public if released.

Prosecutors argued last week that Weadick is a violent man with ties to high-profile mobsters.

Weadick's lawyer says his client is a family man who hasn't been in legal trouble since 1989.

Weadick and Salemme have pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 43-year-old Steven DiSarro.

DiSarro vanished in 1993. His remains were found buried in Providence, Rhode Island, in March.


Information from: The Boston Globe,