- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A convicted mobster who is already serving a life sentence for racketeering in New Jersey has received another eight-years behind bars.

Sixty-four-year-old Martin Taccetta, of East Hanover, was sentenced Wednesday in Morristown to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a second racketeering case in June.

Authorities said Taccetta was one of 32 people charged for their role in a 2007 illegal sports betting and money laundering ring that earned more than $2 billion in 15 months. Authorities had said the suspects relied on violent means to collect debts.

The Daily Record reports (https://dailyre.co/1WzW7OD ) that his lawyer says Taccetta had no role in violence or drug trafficking.

Taccetta has appealed his 1994 conviction in Ocean County for racketeering and extortion.

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Information from: Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.), https://www.dailyrecord.com

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