http://nypost.com/2015/12/01/ex-child-actor-who-once-played-kid-gangster-busted-in-kickback-scheme/ Ex-child actor who once played kid gangster busted in kickback scheme By Rebecca Rosenberg December 1, 2015 | 1:20pm A former child actor from Brooklyn who once played a kiddie gangster has been busted in a real-life kickback scheme that netted him half a million dollars, authorities said Tuesday. John Cassisi — who played baby-faced gangland boss “Fat Sam’’ in the 1976 flick “Bugsy Malone” starring Scott Baio and Jodie Foster — pulled off his illicit scheme while working in a top construction finance post at Citibank, sources said. Cassisi, 53, was director of global construction for Citibank realty services, meaning he was responsible for overseeing all of the bank’s construction projects globally and ultimately the awarding of lucrative contracts. Authorities say Cassisi accepted cash, lavish trips and free work on his home in East Northport, LI, in exchange for steering contracts to firms. The president of an electrical firm was caught giving him a $21,500 trip to Alaska as one payment. He was given two to six years behind bars on the money-laundering rap and another one to three years for the bribery. The sentences will run concurrently. The former actor was immediately taken into custody after the proceeding.