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Monday, December 7, 2015

Two DeCavalcante family associates plead guilty to drug dealing

A Toms River man was one of two associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family who admitted their roles in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine Wednesday, authorities said.
Mario Galli, 23, of Toms River and John Capozzi, 34, of Union each pleaded guilty to a charge of distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine, according to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.
Capozzi and Galli were arrested and charged in March 2015, the release said. They both admitted that between Dec. 12, 2014, and this past March, in conjunction with other crime family associates, they sold more than half a kilo of cocaine to an undercover FBI agent for at least $78,000, the release said.
The drug distribution count the men pleaded guilty to carries a mandatory minimum of five years in prison. The penalty could be as high as 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.
Sentencing for both defendants is scheduled for March 21.



  1. So a guy getting caught on a street corner selling two 8 balls by state police gets 20 years in state prison and a guy selling a kilo to and FBI agent gets 5 years. Makes no sense

  2. The guy getting 20 years is the guy at the top of the operation they wanted. The guy getting 5 years was a runner for the operation , not the top of the food chain which they are pursuing. As long as weight is felony territory, sentence will be where your name is on the priority list. My experience with this...