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DEFENDANT IS DENIED BAIL IN THREAT ON MOB INFORMER

A local man in federal custody on charges that he committed crimes for the mob will remain in jail until his trial, a judge ordered Tuesday.

Prosecutors argued against releasing James V. "Jimmy" Cadicamo, 33, of Tampa, saying he had threatened to kill or beat a government witness during a 2006 mob trial in Tampa.

"It is difficult to conceptualize a more dangerous person on the street," Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Trezevant said, accusing Cadicamo of trying to retaliate against Michael Malone, a federal informer.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Pizzo first ordered Cadicamo detained Aug. 5, when federal authorities charged him with conspiracy to murder or beat Malone. Cadicamo and four co-defendants from New York, also face racketeering charges.

Cadicamo managed Tampa's Club Mirage, which prosecutors say was a mob front. On the same day as his arrest, federal agents in New York arrested John Gotti Jr. on racketeering and murder charges in a separate indictment.

Cadicamo has said he was a childhood friend of Gotti.

Only one of Cadicamo's co-defendants, Michael D. Finnerty, is out on bail. He and Cadicamo are the only two defendants not charged with murder.

Ronald Cacciatore, Cadicamo's attorney, said he should be treated the same as Finnerty.

Pizzo was unswayed.

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