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A legendary New York City gangster known as “The Snake” has died behind bars — three decades after he and two other Mafia bosses were convicted in a historic Mafia case brought by federal prosecutors under then-U.S. Attorney Rudolph Guiliani.

Carmine Persico, longtime boss of the ruthlessly violent Colombo crime family gasped his last breath Thursday at a North Carolina hospital in the midst of 139-year prison sentence in federal prison. He was 85.

Experts said Persico’s death marks the end of an era in New York City, according to the New York Post.

“He’s from the bygone era from when organized crime controlled New York City. It was a part of history, just like Al Capone and Jesse James,” said Pace University law school professor John Meringolo, whose clients include reputed mobsters.

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