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Caldwell 'Made' Man in Philadelphia's La Cosa Nostra Family Sentenced

Louis Fazzini to serve 55 months in prison for racketeering.

A Caldwell man who admitted to participating in racketeering activity as a “made” member of the North Jersey crew of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra (LCN) family has been sentenced to 55 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Louis Fazzini, 46, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The sentencing included three years of supervised release following his prison term.

Fazzini pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to taking part in a racketeering conspiracy involving illegal gambling and theft from an employee benefit plan. Fazzini said in his plea he operated a sports bookmaking business and devised a fraudulent scheme to obtain health benefits through a “no show” job controlled by the LCN.

The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney John S. Han of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frank A. Labor III and Suzanne B. Ercole of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with assistance from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.

gregory l. mitchell February 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Heck,Fazzini made out well-that breaks down to a year and a half in the "can" with 1/3 of your time served on the original sentence then out on parole,presuming of course he serves with good behavior.The Mafia has always been involved in gambling,to that end I'm not really upset.What does concern me was that of taking advantage of some other poor people with his theft from "An Employee Health Benefit Plan" obtaining said benrfits through a "NO SHOW JOB"!!Quite likely from some governmental agency!!Hopefully when he does get out,he'll wind up stopping a bullet like so many other mob figures have done!! Perhaps had this happened sooner,it would have saved the taxpayers a lot more. Respectfully,Gregory L.Mitchell,West Caldwell
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon February 26, 2013 at 06:15 AM
Inconceivable.

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