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Carmelo "Carmine" Sciandra (pronounced "SHAN-drah") (born July 5, 1952) is accused of being a gangster who serves as a Caporegime in the Gambino crime family and is a co-owner of the Top Tomato grocery chain. In March 2010, Sciandra pleaded guilty to charges of enterprise corruption for running a massive sport-betting and loan sharking ring. He paid $1.2 million in penalties and was sentenced to 1½ to 4½ years in prison. Sciandra served his time at the Hudson Correctional Facility and was released on January 5, 2012.
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- Weiss, Murray; Bennett, Chuck (November 19, 2010). "Mafia 'tomato' gets squished". New York Post. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_island/mafia_tomato_gets_squished_joxYjNAF1lOeKu7Q1Cdk1K.
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