|The Associated Press reported that the son of a reputed Gambino crime family captain was sentenced to prison yesterday after pleading guilty to taking part in a gambling operation that took in $30 million worth of wagers a year.|
Alphonse Trucchio, the 25-year-old son of alleged Gambino captain Ronald Trucchio, was sentenced to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in prison. In April, the younger Trucchio pleaded guilty to enterprise corruption for serving as bookmaker for an operation that took bets as high as $15,000 on professional and college sports. Anthony Moscatiello, 32, his associate, was sentenced to a prison term of one to three years Monday, the district attorney's office said. Moscatiello pleaded guilty to operating the gambling ring's day-to-day business.
Ronald Trucchio, 51, also pleaded guilty to attempted enterprise corruption in connection with the gambling ring. His sentencing to a prison term of one to three years is pending.
Others accused in the gambling operation have received jail or prison terms of six months to three years.