Man pleads not guilty in 23-year-old mob hit

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Federal prosecutors on Friday charged an alleged Gambino family associate with a notorious 23-year-old hit on an informant that reportedly was the last killing ordered by boss John Gotti before he was imprisoned on racketeering charges.

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Prosecutors charged Daniel Fama, 48, of Staten Island, with being part of a crew run by one-time Gotti deputy Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano that was ordered to execute Edward Garofalo, a contractor who was believed to be an informant.

Garofalo was shot and killed in front of his Brooklyn home on Aug. 8, 1990. Gravano became a mob legend by later turning on Gotti and providing testimony that led to his downfall. Fama pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.

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