Editor's note: This story originally ran November 17, 1993.
A reputed captain of a Genovese crime family was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 22 years in prison for racketeering, extortion and illegal gambling.
Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi, who authorities contend oversaw much of the family's New Jersey operations, plans to appeal the sentence, his lawyer said.
"Organized crime has widespread societal implications, and it affects many people," said U.S. District Judge Maryanne Trump Barry. "Mr. Lombardi was ... a substantial player in the largest crime family in the country."
Barry sentenced Lombardi, 54, to 21 years and 10 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, and $175,000 in fines. It was the maximum permitted under federal sentencing guidelines.
Lombardi and seven other reputed Genovese members were convicted in May of racketeering but acquitted of other serious charges, including murder and kidnapping. A federal jury had deliberated 10 days before returning the split verdicts in the 14-week-long trial.
© 2016 Press of Atlantic City. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.