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Sunday, June 7, 2015

DeCavalcante associate admits selling cocaine to undercover FBI agent

A Union man arrested two months ago along with nine others linked to the DeCavalcante crime family pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling $78,000 worth of cocaine to an undercover FBI agent.
Nicholas DeGidio, 37, pleaded guilty to a single count of distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine during an appearance Tuesday before Judge William Walls in U.S. District Court, federal prosecutors say.
DeGidio is alleged to be an associate of the DeCavlancate crime family, which is said to have been the inspiration for the hit HBO series, "The Sopranos."
He is the first of 10 alleged crime family members or associates to plead guilty, following their arrests in March on charges that included drug distribution, running a prostitution ring and plotting to kill a rival.
DeGidio faces up to 40 years in prison and a $40 million fine when he's sentenced on Sept. 29, 2015.
Federal prosecutors say that between December 2014 and March 2015 DeGidio sold more than one-half kilo of cocaine valued at $78,000 to an undercover FBI agent.
Among those arrested in March was Charles Stango, a 71-year-old from Nevada who federal prosecutors say is a longtime captain in the DeCavalcantes.
Stango, who prosecutors say goes by the nickname "Beeps," is accused of conspiring with others to kill a rival with the help of members of an outlaw biker gang.
"Though its ranks have been thinned by countless convictions and its own internal bloodletting, traditional organized crime remains a real problem," New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in March.



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