August 25, 2020 – Incarcerated Chicagoland mob figure Michael (Fat Mike) Sarno did an exclusive interview with Gangster Report this week regarding his pending motion for a compassionate release from prison. Sarno, 62, is asking a federal judge to let him out of his sentence for extortion 12 years early due to COVID-19 concerns.

In 2010, Sarno was convicted by a jury for ordering the firebombing of a rival’s storefront in the video-poker machine racket. The FBI believes Sarno ran the Chicago Outfit on a day-to-day basis for the second-half of the 2000s after taking control of the organization’s historic Cicero crew in around 2001.

The motion Sarno filed for compassionate release lists lung, liver, prostate, gallbladder and high-blood pressure issues among an array of physical-health ailments he is battling. Because of his need for a double knee replacement, the famously extra-large Sarno is confined to a wheelchair.

“My health has been a significant burden for me since the pandemic began,” Sarno said. “I’m not a danger to society. I need to properly address my medical conditions and I can’t do that from in here. If I’m granted a compassionate release, I will spend my entire time back home in Chicago with my family and doctors. I look forward to getting to know and care for my brand new 18-month granddaughter.”

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