Monday, September 22, 2014
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Mob associate gets 8 years for racketeering

A South Jersey man convicted of racketeering with members of the Philadelphia mob was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Mob associate gets 8 years for racketeering

A South Jersey man convicted of racketeering with members of the Philadelphia mob was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno also ordered Gary Battaglini, 52, of Sewell, to pay a $1,000 fine.

An alleged mob associate, Battaglini helped run bookmaking and loan-sharking operations, prosecutors said. He was one of four defendants convicted of racketeering or other crimes in February in the latest Philadelphia mob trial. 

On Thursday, Robreno ordered reputed underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino to serve 188 months in prison. Two more defendants, reputed captain Anthony Staino and alleged soldier Damon Canalichio, are scheduled to learn their fates next week. 

Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, described as the mob boss, and his nephew, George Borgesi, an alleged mob captain, await an October retrial after jurors deadlocked on the key conspiracy charge against them. 

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