NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two reputed associates of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's "The Sopranos" are headed to prison for their roles in a drug distribution ring.
Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Rosario Pali, of Linden, was sentenced Tuesday to more than six years in prison, while 39-year-old Nicholas DeGidio, of Union, got a year-and-a-half term. Both had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.
Prosecutors say both men are associates of the DeCavalcante crime family. Prosecutors say the family engaged in numerous offenses, including murder, extortion and fraud.
DeGidio and Pali were among 10 reputed members of the crime family arrested in March 2015.