- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The husband and wife owners of a Philadelphia check cashing business have been sentenced to five months in prison for laundering money from a multimillion dollar sports gambling operation run by a former mayor’s son-in-law.

A judge Monday also sentenced 71-year-old Joseph Vitelli and 67-year-old Anna Rose Vitelli to five months of house arrest once they’re released.

The Conshohocken couple pleaded guilty last year to laundering more than $500,000 and giving the betting ring an office.

Harry Murray, a 62-year-old Florida bookmaker who pleaded guilty to laundering money through the Vitellis, was sentenced to eight months in prison and eight months of house arrest.

Four others were previously sentenced, including Joseph Vito Mastronardo, Jr., whose wife is the daughter of former Mayor Frank Rizzo. He’s serving 20 months in prison.


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