Charles "Charlie Pepsi" Centaro, a fourth-generation Pepsi distributor and reputed Bonanno associate, has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison after getting busted in an FBI undercover sting for "laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash that he believed came from the illegal sale of guns and heroin" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News.
In throwing Charlie Pepsi behind bars sentencing judge Sterling Johnson apparently was unimpressed with a letter from Monsignor David Cassato of St. Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst vouching for Centaro's goodness.
This isn't the first time that Monsignor Cassato -- ironically, also an NYPD chaplain -- has tried to get a reputed mobster out of a sentencing jam. In 2013 the good father wrote Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto that reputed Colombo mobster Angelo Spata "is certainly a good friend to the church and the community at large" as then reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News. Spata got fifteen months.
Maybe someday Monsignor Cassato can be canonized as the patron saint of mobsters.
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