A 46-year-old man who admitted to being a member of a well-known Philadelphia organized crime family was sentenced Monday to 55 months in prison on racketeering and conspiracy charges.
Louis Fazzini pleaded guilty to conspiring and participating in racketeering activity with the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra family and a crew associated with the family based in North Jersey, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Fazzini admitted to operating a sports bookmaking business and created a fake scheme to obtain health benefits through a "no show" job controlled by the LCN family, prosecutors said.
FBI, IRS and police investigators found that through the "no show" position, Fazzini wouldn't work but would still receive health benefits.
Fazzini will serve three years of supervised release following his 55-month prison sentence.
Thursday weather looks damp and stormy. It will be mild and muggy to start with spotty showers early followed by afternoon and evening storms. Highs in the upper 70s with winds out of the SW 5-10 mph. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
This system is from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. It will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.