NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A reputed Genovese mob family associate has been sentenced to prison for his role in a conspiracy to extort members of the longshoremen's union on the New Jersey waterfront.

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Federal prosecutors said 64-year-old Nunzio LaGrosso, of Florham Park, received a 28-month term when he was sentenced Wednesday. He also will have to serve two years of supervised release once he's freed from prison.

LaGrasso, a former vice president of Local 1478 of the International Longshoremen's Association, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy for his role in extorting Christmastime tribute payments from union members.

He also admitted to predicate acts involving conspiracy to commit extortion and multiple extortions.

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