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September 29, 2014

Mercer County Woman Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison for Narcotics Distribution

TRENTON, NJ—A Lawrenceville, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for distributing oxycodone-based prescription pills from a steakhouse in Trenton, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Mary Manfredo, 67, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an indictment charging her with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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

Manfredo admitted that from May 2011 through July 2012, she conspired with Joseph Giorgianni, a/k/a “Jo Jo,” 65, of Ewing Township, New Jersey; Charles Hall III, 51, of Trenton; Anthony DiMatteo, 33, of Trenton; Giuseppe A. Scordato, 49, of Hamilton, New Jersey; and others to illegally acquire and distribute oxycodone-based prescription pills. JoJo’s Steakhouse, a Trenton restaurant, served as a front for the conspiracy. Manfredo admitted that she received pills from Giorgianni and Hall at JoJo’s Steakhouse and then gave them to DiMatteo and Scordato. After selling the pills, DiMatteo and Scordato gave a portion of the proceeds to Manfredo, who later gave the money to Giorgianni and Hall.

For their roles in the conspiracy, DiMatteo and Scordato were sentenced to 87 months in prison and 48 months in prison, respectively.

Giorgianni and Hall also were sentenced – to 78 months in prison and 48 months in prison, respectively – after pleading guilty to the oxycodone distribution conspiracy and separate charges, including conspiring with the former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack to extort bribes and kickbacks in connection with a Trenton parking garage project.

In addition to the prison terms, Judge Shipp sentenced Manfredo to serve three years of supervised release.

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.

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: Anthony Simonetti Esq., Hightstown, New Jersey

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