Gary Battaglini was among those convicted last February at a racketeering trial targeting the gambling and loansharking operations of the Philadelphia Mafia, and yesterday the reputed associate was sentenced to eight years in a federal prison as reported by John P. Martin for philly.com.
Also convicted at the racketeering trial were reputed underboss Joseph Massimino and reputed soldier Damion Canalichio. Massimino was sentenced to nearly sixteen years earlier this week, and Canalichio will be sentenced next week.
The jury deadlocked on racketeering charges against reputed boss reputed boss Joseph Ligambi, his nephew George Borgesi and reputed capo Anthony Staino. In order to avoid a retrial on the deadlocked charge Staino capitulated to federal prosecutors with a guilty plea, and he will learn his sentencing fate next week.
Ligambi and Borgesi face retrial in mid-October.