BEYOND BERGEN: An associate of the DeCavalcante organized crime family admitted in federal court today that he sold more than half a kilo of cocaine for $78,000 to an undercover FBI agent.
Nicholas DeGidio, 37, of Union, faces a potential prison term of up to 40 years, although it will likely be considerably less under fedreal sentencing guidelines.
A U.S. District Court judge in Newark scheduled him to be sentenced on Sept. 29, although that could change depending on whether authorities want him to testify against nine other members of the DeCavalcante family who were charged in the investigation two months ago.
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, the N.J. State Commission of Investigation, the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office for making the case, being handled by Senior Litigation Counsel V. Grady O’Malley Sr. of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Organized Crime and Gangs Unit in Newark.
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