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Angiulo Sentenced to 45 Years, $120,000 Fine

April 4, 1986

BOSTON (AP) _ A reputed former New England crime underboss described by prosecutors as an amoral outlaw has been sentenced to 45 years in jail and fined $120,000 on federal racketeering convictions.

Gennaro J. Angiulo, 67, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge David S. Nelson, who also imposed jail terms of from three to 25 years on three of Angiulo’s brothers and an associate.

″The threat this society makes to an outlaw should be carried out,″ chief prosecutor Jeremiah O’Sullivan said in urging a 65-year term and a $130,000 fine for Angiulo’s convictions on two racketeering, four gambling, four loansharking and two obstruction of justice counts.

″Mr. Angiulo is a totally amoral person,″ O’Sullivan said.

The Angiulos and Samuel Granito, 78, of Revere were accused of being members of the New England branch of La Cosa Nostra run from Providence, R.I., by the late Raymond L.S. Patriarca.

Gennaro Angiulo was described as Patriarca’s underboss while Granito and Donato Angiulo, 62, of Medford, allegedly were lieutenants. Francesco Angiulo, 65, of Boston was described as a soldier and Michele Angiulo, 58, of Medford, was an associate, prosecutors said.

Except for Michele, each was accused of two counts under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of constituting a criminal enterprise that dealt in gambling and loansharking and was protected by murder and obstruction of justice schemes.

Nelson sentenced Francesco to 25 years and a $60,000 fine for convictions on two RICO, four gambling and three loansharking charges.

Donato received 20 years and a $40,000 fine for two RICO convictions and one each of gambling and loansharking.

Granito received a 20-year sentence and a $35,000 fine on two RICO counts and one of illegal gambling.

Nelson sentenced Michele to three years and fined him $5,000 on a single gambling conviction.

A federal jury convicted the men Feb. 26 after an eight-month trial. All five defendants sentenced Thursday filed appeals.

Nelson said he will later decide on the jurors’ decision that some of the men must forfeit portions of property considered proceeds from illegal activities.

Another Angiulo brother, V. Nicolo Angiulo, 69, of Revere, who has not yet gone to trial for health reasons, is also listed in the government’s indictment as an equal partner in the Angiulo’s underworld estate.

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