CAMDEN, N.J. — A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a reputed mobster to two years behind bars for the Pennsylvania man’s role in a mob scheme to take control of a financial company.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2bY21vn ) the judge on Thursday lowered the sentence for Cory Leshner — who had agreed to a five-year term under a plea deal — saying he was a “good person” with no criminal past. Leshner must pay more than $14 million in restitution.

Leshner worked for reputed mobster Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., son of former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo.

Leshner had been among a group who conspired to take control of Texas-based FirstPlus Financial Group by using threats of economic harm, and replaced the company’s management and board.

Scarfo received a 30-year sentence.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com