A judge in Philadelphia has ruled that Merlino violated the terms of his supervised release by meeting with a convicted felon and a former co-defendant inside the Havana Nights Cigar Bar, in Boca Raton.
Socialite Barbara Baekeland was murdered by her 25 yr old son, Anthony, in 1972. Both her parents were mentally ill; she also saw a psychiatrist, drank heavily, and was known for her unstable personality, rude outbursts, bouts of severe depression, and suicide attempts. Anthony had schizophrenia with paranoid tendencies. Unverified stories claim she had sex with him to cure him of being gay. He stabbed her to death in 1972, and killed himself in jail years later.
Henry Hill grew up around Mobsters in Brooklyn, New York in the 1940s. He eventually became involved with the Lucchese Family. In 1960, Hill joined the Army but returned to New York in 1963 to start a notorious crime career in theft and armed robbery. In 1972, Hill was sentenced to 10 years in prison for extortion, and became involved in drug trafficking after he was released in 1978.