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Son of alleged KC mob boss sentenced to prison

Updated: 2013-10-24T04:22:26Z

A member of one of Kansas City’s most infamous alleged organized-crime families was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in federal prison.

Nicholas A. Civella, 59, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City for being a drug user in possession of a firearm.

The charge stemmed from the February 2012 police search of Civella’s Kansas City, North, home. In addition to a 9mm handgun, officers discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.

Civella is the son of Anthony Civella, who authorities said had been an organized-crime leader before his 2006 death. Anthony Civella was the son of Carl Civella and nephew of Nick Civella, whom authorities long alleged to be Kansas City mob leaders.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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