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Friday, April 1, 2011

Colombo Mobsters Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

Alleged Cabot mobster George Wylie Thompson and Ralph F. Deleo of Somerville, Mass, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Little Rock for their involvement in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy.
Christopher Thyer, U.S. attorney for Arkansas’ Eastern District, said Thompson, 65, was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison and eight years of supervised release.
Deleo, also 65, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and eight years of supervised release, and was fined $10,000.
Prosecutors say Thompson sent a drug courier to California to obtain cocaine which was then transported to Little Rock and was on its way to Deleo in Massachusetts when it was intercepted. Both men still face racketeering charges.
Thompson, an alleged bookmaker who prosecutors say is connected to the Colombo crime family, was indicted separately with former North Little Rock Aldermen Cary Gaines and Sam Baggett.
Gaines, who was accused of scheming with Thompson to rig city public works projects, pleaded guilty to federal charges. Baggett, a former licensed arms dealer, pleaded guilty to charges related to selling guns and ammunition to Thompson, a convicted felon.
Gaines resigned from the North Little Rock City Council before his indictment; Baggett resigned after his conviction.



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