Local mobster’s sentencing postponed due to water main break at courthouse


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -A man from western Massachusetts with ties to the Genovese crime family has had his sentencing postponed due to a water main break at the courthouse in Worcester.

2 more local mobsters have pleaded guilty to extortion-related charges

According to U.S. Department of Justice spokesperson Kristina Mastropasqua, Gerald Daniele’s sentencing has been rescheduled for March 12.

Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb told 22News Daniele pleaded guilty back in December to one count of extortionate means to collect an extension of credit.

The 52-year-old Longmeadow resident and his associate 61-year-old Francesco Depergola, of Springfield, allegedly admitted to having ties to the New York-based crime family and engaging in various criminal activities in Springfield, such as loansharking and extortion of legitimate/illegitimate businesses.

Depergola’s sentencing is scheduled for May.

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