Thursday, December 21, 2006

Text of Ianniello plea agreement

The News-Times of Danbury CT is providing a web link to the plea agreement between Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut. ( Click here to access the document. ) Yesterday, Ianniello pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiring to defraud the IRS in connection with a property rights racket in the Connecticut waste hauling industry.

Under the agreement, Ianniello agreed to pay $277,970.90 in taxes and penalties and to forfeit $130,680 seized by the FBI and the IRS during a search of his Old Westbury NY home in July. He also faces a maximum penalty of 24 to 30 months in prison and a possible additional fine when sentenced March 9. The prison term might run concurrently with the up to two years he could be sentenced in connection with a labor racketeering conviction from September.

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Galante employee admits hockey-trash link 11-02-2006
CT mulls waste hauling regulation 09-24-06
'Matty the Horse' pleads guilty to racketeering 09-15-06
Feds: Galante diverted millions 08-10-06
Galante waste companies could be sold 07-17-06
Trash racket defendants want court delay 07-12-06
Indicted garbage co. tries to hold onto contracts 07-10-06
Strict conditions set for Galante release 07-01-06
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Feds run CT waste biz 06-13-06
Indicted hauler's hockey team suspends operations 06-13-06
29 charged in CT-NY trash hauling rackets 06-10-06
Garbage 'property rights' 04-28-06
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