BOSTON (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/2cZUYQi ) 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, http://www.bostonglobe.com