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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Willowbrook butcher gets 24 months in prison in Bonanno gambling operation

A Staten Island butcher was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in a mob-linked gambling operation.
George Miller, 68, owner of Belfiore Meats in Willowbrook, was ordered to return to Brooklyn Federal Court on Nov. 30 to begin his sentence.

He was also ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution.
Miller pleaded guilty in March to a count of collecting unlawful debts in a sports betting ring that federal prosecutors said brought in $2,000 a day for the Bonanno crime family.
Three reputed mobsters also pleaded guilty in March: Michael Carucci, 38, of Rossville, and Vincent ( Vinny Bionics) DiSario, 47, of Manhattan, copped to the same count as Miller, while John (Big John) Contello, 55, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to collecting unlawful debts.

Sources said Miller got caught up in the ring when he took bets with "football cards" at his Willowbrook meat market.



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