Four months after a federal mistrial on racketeering charges, Anthony Colombo pleaded guilty Tuesday to setting friend Philip Dioguardi up with a no-show job at EDP Construction from 1999 to 2000, according to a story by Kati Cornell of the New York Post.
Through a plea bargain, Colombo could be sentenced up to 18 months for defrauding the Manhattan-based construction firm.
EDP owner Dominick Forti claimed that he also paid a $600 a month salary and $24,000 in bonuses to Colombo's wife Carol, who did not in fact work for him. Forti said he did so fearing the wrath of Colombo, son of the late mob boss Joe Colombo.
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