Anthony Ruggiano

Full title: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. ANTHONY RUGGIANO, Defendant.

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Date published: Nov 18, 2014

Facts

On November 11, 2006, Anthony Ruggiano pled guilty to the first count of a three-count indictment. Count 1 of the indictment charged that between 1987 and September 2005, the defendant, being a person employed by and associated with the “Gambino Family” (the “Family”), conspired to conduct and participate in the affairs of the family through a pattern of racketeering activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1962(d) and 1963(a).

Ruggiano pled guilty to four racketeering acts described in Count 1:

• Conspiring to cause the death of Frank Boccia, in violation of New York Penal Law§§ 125.25(1) and 105.15

• Causing the death of Boccia, in violation of New York Penal Law §§ 125.25(1) and 20.00;

• Owning and operating a gambling business involving bookmaking, in violation of New York Penal Law §§ 225.05, 255.10(1) and 20.00, and 18 U.S.C. § 1955; and

• Advancing and profiting from unlawful gambling activity by engaging in bookmaking, violating New York Penal Law §§ 225.10(1) and 20.00.

Issue

Decision

General and specific deterrence are achieved by the sentence imposed, and all elements of the Sentencing Guidelines and statutes have been considered. Respectful consideration was given to the Sentencing Commission’s policy statements, and all other factors listed under 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), to ensure that the sentence is “sufficient, but not greater than necessary, to comply with the purposes” of sentencing.

SO ORDERED.

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