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Henderson man sentenced in plot to kill organized crime rival in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. — A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO’s “The Sopranos” is headed to prison for plotting the death of an organized crime rival.

Federal prosecutors say Charles Stango was sentenced Tuesday in Newark to 10 years behind bars.

The 73-year-old Henderson man pleaded guilty in December to using a telephone to plan the murder, which was never carried out. He also admitted violating the terms of his parole stemming from a New York racketeering case.

Stango was arrested in 2015 along with other alleged members of the DeCavalcante crime family. Prosecutors say the family engaged in numerous offenses, including murder, extortion and fraud.

Six of Stango’s co-defendants, including his son, have pleaded guilty to various charges.

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