A Medford man and alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to traffic marijuana, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Louis DiNunzio, 29, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs in September 2015. Between July 2013 and February 2014, DiNunzio and several others bought large amounts of marijuana and had it shipped from California to Massachusetts under fake names, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
DiNunzio also has to forfeit $10,000 as part of the sentence.
DiNunzio is the son of Anthony DiNunzio, an alleged members of the New England Mafia who is currently in federal prison for racketeering and extortion.
Two other co-defendants, Joseph Spagnuolo-Kazonis and John Woodman, were sentenced to 18 months and 12 months and one day, respectively, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Carmine Lepore, an attorney for Louis DiNunzio, told the Globe in an email that she had recommended her client be sentenced to home confinement.
“Although I am disappointed that our [home confinement] recommendation was not followed, I am pleased that the sentence imposed was less than what the government sought, and consistent with the sentence given to” the co-defendants, Lepore wrote.