Reputed mob captain pleads guilty to heroin trafficking


EAST BOSTON (FOX 25/ - Alleged mob captain Mark Rossetti pleaded guilty to charges of heroin trafficking, and conspiracy to traffic heroin in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday.

Rossetti was sentenced to serve 12 years in state prison.

The charges come months after the attorney general's office convicted Rossetti in July for breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony. He was then sentenced to serve seven to 9 years in state prison.

Two years ago, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and Massachusetts Police indicted 31 individuals in connection to an organized violent crime enterprise based throughout eastern Massachusetts reportedly managed by Rossetti.

The investigation began by examining local bookmaker and loan shark, Joseph Giallanella (aka Jason Peters) of North Andover. Giallanella plead guilty on Friday, to organizing and promoting gaming, usury, and accessory after the fact of larceny. He will be sentenced on March 11, 2013.