Bonanno crime family associate gets 33 months for money laundering
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Bonanno crime family associate was sentenced to 33 months in prison in Brooklyn
federal court Thursday for his role in a money laundering scheme.
“Charley Pepsi” Centaro conspired with Gambino associate Franco Lupoi to wash
$370,000 in cash from drug and weapons deals, according to Brooklyn federal
who pushed for 41 months, said that Centaro was paid $45,750 for his efforts.
money launderers like Centaro and his co-conspirators, illegal ventures like
drug and firearms trafficking would be far less lucrative,” wrote prosecutor
Kristin Mace in a pre-sentencing filing.
lobbying for leniency in court filings, Centaro’s attorney Joseph Mure stated
that he suffered from a serious gambling addiction that likely led to his
also painted Centaro as a loving son who took care of his elderly parents.
am ashamed of myself for even considering what I did, let alone doing it,”
Centaro said in a court filing before his sentencing in front of Judge Sterling