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.