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Reputed mobsters Robert Pullia (left) and Jerry Scalise (right) enter the Dirksen Federal Building before pleading guilty to planning a series of robberies on Jan. 18, 2012. (Credit: CBS

CHICAGO (CBS) – Call them the Medicare Mob – two members of an organized crime crew of Chicago mobsters in their 70s were sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison for plotting a pair of heists.

CBS 2’s John “Bulldog” Drummond reports ringleader Joseph “Jerry” Scalise, 74, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to plotting to rob an armored truck, and break into the Bridgeport home of a dead Chicago Ourfit syndicate  boss, the feared Angelo “The hook” LaPietra.

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