Raia who had failed to obtain a new trial saw several earlier sentencing dates come and go before the surprise announcement this morning he was sentenced in Newark federal court to three months in federal prison with a $50,000 fine.
According to the Department of Justice spokesman, after serving his sentence Raia will be subject to a year of supervised release.
Raia's sidekick soldier, Dio Braxton, saw his sentencing originally planned for tomorrow in tandem adjourned.
Raia's sentencing was reported earlier today by the Hudson County View and quoted US District Judge William J. Martini saying, "...some form of punishment is still necessary - if for no other reason to deter others who think they can tamper with the electoral process."
|Frank "Pupie" Raia seen in this vintage pic watching a City Council meeting will be going away.|
His sentence of three months will have Hoboken chattering.