NEW YORK – The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Salvatore Delligatti was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 25 years in prison for conspiring to participate in the Genovese Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra through a pattern of racketeering activity, conspiring and attempting to commit murder in aid of racketeering, conspiring to commit murder-for-hire, and other related offenses. Delligatti , 42, was previously convicted by a jury following a three-week trial, and was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by the U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest.
From at least in or about 2010 through in or about 2015, Delligatti was an associate of the Genovese Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra. During this period, he conspired with others to participate in and conduct the affairs of the Genovese Family through a pattern of racketeering activity that included a murder conspiracy, an extortion conspiracy, and the operation of an illegal sports betting business.
In particular, in May and June 2014,Delligatti hired several individuals from the Bronx to ambush Delligatti’s intended victim outside the victim’s home in Queens. Delligatti offered to pay the individuals several thousand dollars for the murder, and provided them with, among other things, a loaded .38 caliber revolver and a getaway vehicle. As a result of wiretap surveillance of Delligatti by the Nassau County Police Department and the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, the individuals hired by Delligatti were apprehended just a few blocks from the intended victim’s residence on June 8, 2014.