Reports: Former mob boss Salvatore 'Sammy the Bull' Gravano released from Arizona prison

Posted at 6:07 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 09:58:10-04

Former mob boss Salvatore Gravano has reportedly been released early from an Arizona prison. 

Gravano, also known as "Sammy the Bull", is listed as "inactive" on the Arizona Department of Corrections website.

The New York Post, which reported the news of his early release on Wednesday, says they spoke with Gravano's family and attorney, both saying he is in good health and good spirits. 

He was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison when he was convicted of running a large-scale ecstasy ring. At the time, prosecutors said it was the largest ever busted in Arizona, distributing some 30,000 pills a week.

Gravano will be on lifetime federal parole.