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Man Whose Body Was Found Tied To Cinder Block And Dumped In Water Is Son Of Mob Associate

His body was also wrapped in a tarp. 

A man whose body was found tied to a cinder block and floating near a Brooklyn dock on Saturday was related to a Mob associate. Carmine Carini, 35, was killed by blunt force trauma to the head, according to the New York Times.

The police said his body was dumped using a Mafia-style technique. Carini’s body was wrapped in tarp and tied to a five-pound of drywall compound.

On Tuesday, police announced that Carini’s father had organized crime connections. According to the New York Post, at a press conference, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said, “The victim was a reputed mobster’s son. His father had the OC [organized crime] ties, not him. Right now, we’re in an active investigation to see who was in his life at the time.”

His father, for whom Carini was named after, served two decades in prison for murdering a record store owner in 1983. The victim was shot three times in the head before being thrown out of a speeding vehicle.

The elder Carini was later freed in a plea deal after it was revealed that his cousin Vinnie was the man who pulled the trigger, according to the New York Post.

The younger Carini also served time and was released in 2015, for a robbery conviction after robbing 12 people with a machete.

[Photo: New York State Department of Corrections]

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