Anthony “Little Anthony” Pipitone a reputed captain in the Bonanno crime family was sentenced to two years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
He was one of three Bonanno family mobsters to get charged with parole violations for attending the mafia family Christmas party at a Staten Island restaurant. Members of the crime family gathered to celebrate and also pay tribute to new acting boss Joseph Cammarano Jr. Both Joseph Desimone and Ronald Giallanzo were also charged and sent back to prison along with Pipitone for the violation.
Now the mob captain is complaining about the sentence discrepancy as both Giallanzo and Desimone were only sentenced to a year and a day while Pipitone was sentenced to two years for the exact same charge. A Defense attorney for Pipitone James Kousouros claims his client is reformed and asked for resentencing and a chance to be heard. Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who sentenced all three of the New York mob members agreed to an April 18 resentencing sarcastically saying he wanted to hear more about the mobsters rehabilitation. A mobster having a beef with his prison sentence isn’t really mafia news or something new but perhaps Anthony Pipitone will catch a break.