HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The former owner of a Stratford pizzeria has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a gambling operation that prosecutors say was run by the Gambino crime family.

 The Connecticut Post reports  that 65-year-old Domenico Manchisi of Shelton was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison.

Prosecutors say Manchisi, who owned Jerry’s Shakespeare Apizza in Stratford, was essentially a bag man, picking up cash in New Haven and delivering it to mobsters in Stamford.
He was among 20 people charged last year with being involved in the Internet sports bookmaking operation and card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden. Several other defendants have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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