Plumber charged in 1993 slaying of a witness denied bail
BOSTON >> A Massachusetts plumber charged along with former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme 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 at a hearing 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 and his remains were found buried in Providence, Rhode Island, in March.
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