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Carmine Sciandra

Carmelo "Carmine" Sciandra (pronounced "SHAN-drah") (born July 5, 1952) is accused of being a gangster who serves as a Caporegime in the Gambino crime family and is a co-owner of the Top Tomato grocery chain.

In 2005 an ex police officer Patrick Balsamo and two Bonanno associates shot Sciandra in stomach because Sciandra's brother Salvatore allegedly groped his 18 year old daughter.

In March 2010, Sciandra pleaded guilty to charges of enterprise corruption for running a massive sport-betting and loan sharking ring. He paid $1.2 million in penalties and was sentenced to 1½ to 4½ years in prison. Sciandra served his time at the Hudson Correctional Facility and was released on January 5, 2012.

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