Bonanno capo Anthony “Little Anthony” Pipitone was charged with violating his probation terms for attending a Christmas bash held by crime family members at a Staten Island restaurant.
Two other cons, busted at the same event, were sentenced to a year and day in prison by Judge Nicholas Garaufis. After scolding Pipitone, 43, for his stupidity, Garaufis shocked the gangster and his lawyer, James Kousouros, by giving him a two-year term.
Kousouros, noting the sentence discrepancy and claiming Pipitone has reformed, asked for a chance to be heard at a later date.
Garaufis agreed to an April 18 sentencing when he said, sarcastically, he wanted to hear more on the mobster’s supposed rehabilitation.