Convicted Criminal Attempts to Sway Court With E-mails From High-Profile Politicians

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Gambino crime family associate Anthony "Tony O" O'Donnell, who is awaiting sentencing on federal charges of shaking down a Manhattan real estate firm, either has a bold sense of humor or a strong belief in the incompetence of New York's justice system (or possibly both.) As part of an effort to limit his jail time, O'Donnell showed the judge responsible for his case 17 pages-worth of e-mails he received President Obama, Bill Clinton, and Chuck Schumer. And while the notes sound like impressive and disturbing display of organized crime's connection to the political world, it turns out that they were merely evidence of one man's ability to sign up for a mailing list