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Judge Slaps Deputy Marshal With 4-Year Sentence For Leaking Info to Chicago Mob About a Mobster in Witness Protection Program

John Ambrose/wls-tv chicago

John Ambrose/wls-tv chicago

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday slapped a deputy U.S. Marshal with a four-year prison sentence for telling the Chicago mob that a fellow mobster in the Witness Protection program was cooperating with the feds.

Prosecutors had claimed the leak was the first of its kind in the Witness Protection program.

U.S. District Judge John Grady said he imposed the tough sentence on John T. Ambrose, 42, to send a message about the importance of protecting information about people in the program, according to WLS-TV in Chicago. His lawyer vowed to appeal the conviction and sentence.

Ambrose  once headed the Marshal’s Midwest fugitive squad. In April, he was convicted of leaking confidential government information about Nicholas Calabrese,  a made man in the mob,  who was in the federal Witness Protection program and was slated to testify for the government in a big mob prosecution.

Ambrose sometimes guarded Calabrese in the Witness Protection Program. He is scheduled to report to prison in January, WLS reported.