The Brick Township man labeled an associate of the DeCavalcante organized crime family heads to a six-year prison term for pushing 1,915 grams of cocaine, planning a prostitution ring and possessing a weapon as a felon.


Anthony Stango, 34, was sentenced Tuesday in a Newark federal courtroom, according to information from the office of New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. He was also ordered to serve probation supervision for five years.

Stango pleaded guilty in 2015 to charges of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and using a telephone in interstate commerce to promote prostitution.

He also admitted possessing an H&R Pardner pump-action 12-gauge shotgun as a convicted felon.

Stango was one of 10 arrestees in a March 2015 crackdown involving the DeCavalcante syndicate.

Federal investigators said the operations included fraud, drugs, gambling, prostitution, smuggling and black-market exchanges, murder, assault, and extortion.

Stango confessed running a network that conducted eight cocaine transactions with an undercover investigator between December 2014 and March 2015, while simultaneously arranging a prostitution ring with an associate in Nevada.

Investigators recorded phone conversations centered on the prostitution ring, which they said covered aspects including fees and working conditions.

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