Philly Mob “CFO” Gets 97 Months in Prison
Anthony “Ant” Staino Jr. once called himself the CFO of the Philadelphia mob and threatened to unleash “two gorillas” on a deadbeat debtor, but he didn’t cut the typical image of a thuggish mobster.
The conflicting portraits – genteel family man and violent criminal – weren’t lost Wednesday on the judge who sentenced Staino to 97 months in prison.
“Perhaps he’s both,” U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno said after a three-hour hearing in which Staino surprised even the judge by quoting Thomas Jefferson.
A jury had convicted Staino of extortion; he additionally pleaded guilty to racketeering and illegal gambling.