A reputed member of the Gambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti has been freed on a personal bond after being arrested on charges related to an alleged $3 million scam involving stolen cars and scrap metal.
Fifty-five-year-old Carmine "The Bull" Agnello appeared in a Cleveland courtroom Friday in an orange jail uniform, hands cuffed behind his back.
Agnello was arrested Wednesday by Cleveland police after an 18-month investigation. Authorities say Agnello made millions by putting sand into vehicles to add weight and then selling the compacted cars to a metals processor.
Agnello's attorneys told a judge Friday their client isn't a flight risk. The judge ordered Agnello to wear a monitoring device and to stay away from his scrap yards.
Agnello moved to Cleveland after his release from federal prison in 2008.