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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Genovese gangster Uncle Patty sentenced to 30 months in prison for loan sharking

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A reputed capo in the Genovese mob family was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for loan sharking.

Pasquale "Uncle Patty" Falcetti made a $34,000 loan to reported mob snitch Anthony Zocolillo, who used the cash to start a marijuana trafficking operation, according to court documents. Zocolillo, authorities said, knew that if he didn't pay the outrageous terms of the loan he would pay in blood.

"This is a very serious offense," Judge Lorna Schofield said.

"I'm concerned once you're released again you will again engage in criminal activity."

Falcetti, 55, did six years in prison in 2003 for racketeering. Falcetti's attorney George Santangelo said the loan was a simple family dispute and that no direct threat was ever made.

Falcetti must pay a $5,000 fine and $34,000 in forfeiture. He also received three years supervised release.

"I would like to apologize to the court and my family for my mistakes and putting them through this again," Falcetti said. "I want to put all this behind me."



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