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August 5, 2014

Mercer County Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Role in Trenton Narcotics Ring

TRENTON, NJ—A Mercer County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone pain pills, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Anthony DiMatteo, 32, of Trenton, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

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

Between May 2011 and October 2011, DiMatteo sold oxycodone-based prescription pain pills that he received from his conspirators, Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni, Charles Hall III and Mary Manfredo. DiMatteo obtained the pills at JoJo’s Steakhouse in Trenton and sold them, remitting a portion of the proceeds to Giorgianni and Hall. DiMatteo also told Hall how Hall himself could obtain prescription pain pills, which could later be sold, from a Nutley, New Jersey, doctor.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Shipp sentenced DiMatteo to serve three years of supervised release and fined him $1,000.

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 sentencing.

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.

Defense counsel: Edward Plaza Esq., Little Silver, New Jersey

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