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BOSTON (AP) -  A former New England Mafia boss has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a nightclub owner in 1993.

Eighty-five-year-old Francis ``Cadillac Frank'' Salemme was sentenced Thursday, nearly three months after he was found guilty of killing Steven DiSarro to prevent him from talking to authorities.

His co-defendant, Paul Weadick, also got life in prison.

Salemme and Weadick have denied involvement in the killing. Before being sentenced, Salemme stood up and said the ``real story'' will one day come out.

DiSarro's body wasn't found until 2016, when authorities received a tip it was buried behind a building in Providence, Rhode Island.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters in June that Salemme's conviction ends a ``long and dark chapter'' in Boston history.  

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