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.
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