The federal government has agreed to pay $150,000 to a mob hit man who was accidentally shot by an FBI agent during his arrest.
Federal court records filed Wednesday disclosed the amount to be received by Frankie A. Roche, whose attorney agreed to the settlement in February. Roche had initially sued the government for $10 million in 2007.
Court records said the Massachusetts-based Roche pleaded guilty last year to a federal murder charge. He admits he was paid $10,000 to fatally shoot Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno in 2003. Bruno was the regional boss of the Genovese crime family.
Roche is cooperating with prosecutors and will be in the witness protection program.