A Former Ny Mafia Hit Man Has Been Released Early From Federal Prison

09.22.17 | Jeremy Miller

An attorney for Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano says his 72-year-old client was released Monday from an Arizona prison, but wouldn't disclose where Gravano served his time, or where he plans to live now that he's a free man.

Thomas Farinella says Gravano is very upbeat, very positive, and is figuring what he wants to do after 17 years behind bars.

Gravano was a former under boss for the Gambino crime family and confessed to involvement in 19 murders.

He later helped bring down the family's boss, John Gotti by testifying against him and moved to Arizon in 1994 under a federal witness protection program.

Gravano will remain on probation for the rest of his life.