NEW YORK – The former acting boss of the Genovese organized crime family has been sentenced to almost four years in prison.
Dominick "Quiet Dom" Cirillo, 76, and three other Genovese members had pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in October.
The men, all sentenced Friday, were arrested in April following a lengthy investigation of the Genoveses, the city's largest Mafia family.
Cirillo was sentenced to 46 months. Prosecutors said he rose to the position of acting boss following the 1997 conviction of boss Vincent "The Chin" Gigante for murder and racketeering conspiracy, and the arrests of two previous acting bosses.
The three other men sentenced Friday — Lawrence "Little Larry" Dentico, John "Johnny Sausage" Barbato and Anthony "Tico" Antico — got prison terms ranging from 30 months to 51 months.