What Nicholas Ferriola offered the Chicago Outfit was trustworthiness, a federal judge said Tuesday as he sentenced Ferriola to 3 years in prison for his role in the conspiracy case known as Family Secrets.
Ferriola, 33, the son of the late reputed mob boss Joseph Ferriola and the alleged godson of mobster Frank Calabrese Sr., had pleaded guilty to taking part in the conspiracy before the landmark trial last year. Prosecutors said he helped run a gambling operation and was part of an effort to extort the owner of the Connie's Pizza chain. U.S. District Judge James Zagel also ordered Ferriola to make $9 million in forfeiture payments, but said the financially ruined Ferriola would not be able to.
Son of late reputed mob boss sentenced in Family Secrets
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