- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A man whose family has owned a famous Manhattan bakery for four generations has been sentenced to five years of probation in connection with a multimillion dollar gambling and drug-trafficking ring.

The New York Post (https://nyp.st/2k0Hif8 ) reports that 62-year-old Frank Parisi was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in July to conspiracy. He also has to forfeit $40,000. Information his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Parisi was arrested last year with nearly two dozen defendants. Prosecutors say they seized 20 pounds of marijuana when they searched his apartment over the Parisi Bakery on Elizabeth Street.

Parisi was an alleged distributor for the $15 million marijuana operation headed by a reputed Bonanno associate.

Authorities say hundreds of pounds of medical-grade marijuana were shipped from California to New York between 2014 and 2015.


Information from: New York Post, https://www.nypost.com

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