Damion Canalichio was among those convicted last February at a racketeering trial targeting the Philadelphia Mafia, and yesterday the reputed soldier was sentenced to eleven years in a federal prison as reported by John P. Martin for the Inquirer: "Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Han recited two decades worth of arrests and convictions for Canalichio, who, he said, had carved out a reputation as a violent enforcer in loan-sharking and gambling operations." Camalichio could have received substantially more time but U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno "chose not to classify him as a career offender" even while acknowledging "he saw nothing to suggest Canalichio had respect for the law."
Also convicted at the racketeering trial were reputed underboss Joseph Massimino and reputed associate Gary Battaglini. Massimino previously was sentenced to nearly sixteen years, and Battaglini to eight years.
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 this week.
Ligambi and Borgesi face retrial in mid-October.