[OFF THE POST]Liverpool mobster John Kinsella was sentenced to 14 years in prison in a trial in which his association with England and Liverpool star Steven Gerard was brought up. Kinsella, who is on the run, had intervened to prevent another gangster from harassing Gerrard. During the trial, the jury was read a letter from Gerard's father explaining that Kinsella had protected the midfielder from another gangster, George "The Psycho" Bromley Junior.
Kinsella was convicted of stealing $82,000 dollars worth of Easter eggs, potato chips and detergent after tying up a security guard.
Paul Gerard's letter explained that after Steven Gerard's car was vandalized and after he had been chased home from practice, Kinsella offered protection:
"We were introduced by a family member to John Kinsella. I told him about the ongoing threats and violence. John then reassured myself and my family he would resolve this nightmare and not to worry.
"From that day until this day forward we have never had any more threats from the Liverpool underworld. Steven and I have total respect for John for what he did for us."