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Reputed capo Anthony “Ant” Staino was smacked  with 97 months in the slammer by a federal judge for his role in a racketeering  conspiracy connected with the Philadelphia crime family of La Cosa Nostra’
 
According to court documents Staino oversaw loan-sharking and helped the mob strong-arm operators of a video-poker vending company into selling them the business
 
U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno gave him credit for pleading guilty, but not much more. He said “vivid” testimony showed Staino was an active leader in the mob, a group that thrives on violence
 
In only a decade  Anthony Staino Jr. rose in the ranks of the mob from an associate to captain and right-hand man to boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi.
 
Read the full story by  John P. Martin, Philly.com
 
 
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