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Mercer County Man Sentenced to Four Years for His Role in Trenton Narcotics Ring

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 30, 2013
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TRENTON, NJ—A Mercer County, New Jersey man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone pain pills, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Giuseppe A. Scordato, 48, of Hamilton, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Between November 2011 and July 2012, Scordato obtained oxycodone-based prescription pain pills from Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni, Mary Manfredo, and Charles Hall, III. Scordato obtained the pills from two locations: Giorgianni’s business—JoJo’s Steakhouse—and Giordianni’s Clubhouse, which was located next to the steakhouse. Scordato would sell those pills and remit the proceeds to Giorgianni and Manfredo at JoJo’s Steakhouse in exchange for a portion of the proceeds from those sales.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Walls sentenced Scordato to serve three years of supervised release and fined him $2,000.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Trenton Resident Agency, Newark Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, for the investigation leading to today’s guilty pleas.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric W. Moran and Matthew J. Skahill of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Special Prosecutions Division in Trenton and Camden, respectively.