August 18, 2006 |
Reputed Trenton mob figure Anthony "Tony Gags" Gagliardi caught a big break yesterday when a federal judge in Philadelphia ignored sentencing guidelines that could have had Gagliardi spending the rest of his life in prison. Instead, Judge John R. Padova imposed a 15-year sentence on Gagliardi, 54, who was convicted last year in a cocaine-trafficking case. "You have been a career criminal in the real sense of the word," said Padova, noting that Gagliardi had been convicted 34 times for charges ranging from petty theft and robbery to aggravated assault during a lifetime of crime.
December 24, 2015
The former general manager of the University of Pennsylvania's campus hotel was sentenced to five years in federal prison Tuesday and ordered to repay more than $3 million he bilked from the school. Kenneth Kapikian, 58, of Wayne, pleaded guilty in June to six counts of fraud and one count of conspiracy in June, admitting that he and the hotel's former chief engineer, Dennis Gagliardi, submitted false invoices charging millions to the Sheraton University City Hotel from a washing-machine company they co-owned.
January 20, 1998 |
His family called him "the epitome of a regular Joe. " The good son. A divorced father who worked a decent job with the Philadelphia School District. A big teddy bear of a man who stayed home, spent time with his family, watched TV and played Nintendo. But somebody wanted Joey Gagliardi dead. So dead that his killer waited outside his South Philadelphia rowhouse and, after his mother went to dinner Sunday, surprised Gagliardi as he was playing Nintendo. His mother found him 45 minutes after she left him. He was shot, his family said, four times - three times in the back of the head and once in the temple.
November 21, 1990 |
A Havertown man on a Sunday motorcycle ride was fatally injured when a deer jumped on top of him, knocking him off the bike and causing head injuries. Anthony J. Gagliardi, 36, of Havertown, was traveling to Lancaster County with a friend when the deer leaped from the side of the road on Route 926, just east of Lamborntown Road in West Marlborough Township, Chester County, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, state police at the Avondale barracks said. Gagliardi was taken to Brandywine Hospital, where he died at 10:15 a.m. Monday.
November 22, 1990 |
In 1969, West Chester resident Eugene Gagliardi Jr. showed his father an emulsified steak product he had invented that cooked quickly, remained juicy and tender and worked well in Philadelphia's famous cheesesteak sandwiches. His father, founder of the meat-packing firm Gagliardi Bros., tossed it back to him and said, "It'll never sell. " The younger Gagliardi wasn't discouraged. Gagliardi Bros. became Table Treats, and the family-owned company marketed the product under the name "Steak-umms.
December 18, 2008 |
Frank Gagliardi never asked for the medals he earned during World War II. And for more than 60 years, he rarely spoke of his service - from the bloody fighting in France's hedgerows to wounds he suffered as the Allies raced toward Germany. "There were things we did you don't want to be reminded of," said the 84-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man. But grateful family members want to remember what he did and obtained his medals from the Defense Department. Last night, Gagliardi tearfully received them in an emotional surprise ceremony in Collingswood, where the Army veteran was lavished with praise that he had eschewed over the decades.
May 28, 2015 |
Federal prosecutors Tuesday accused two employees of a campus hotel at the University of Pennsylvania of stealing more than $3 million over four years. Kenneth Kapikian, the hotel's former general manager, and Dennis Gagliardi, who was chief engineer, allegedly took more than $710,000 in kickbacks paid to them by contractors who overbilled for services at the Sheraton University City Hotel, according to government court filings. Federal authorities also accused the pair of submitting nearly $2.5 million in false invoices to the hotel from a washing-machine company they co-owned.
May 9, 2008
IT'S THAT time again when you single out good-looking people and exploit them for your Sexy Singles promo. How do you think this makes ordinary, not-so-good-looking people feel? You wonder why people are angry, insecure, bulimic. And the people you choose turn out to be not-so-damn-sexy anyway. They're single for a reason. Charlie Gagliardi, Philadelphia
September 20, 2010
Philadelphia Publinks Tony Carroll, unaffiliated. . . 72 Chris Hunger, Wedgwood. . . 73 Bill Turner, Cobbs Creek. . . 73 George Henninger, Huntingdon Valley. . . 75 Richard Timbrell, Plainfield. . . 77 Tom Mallouk, Lookaway. . . 74 Naz Gagliardi, Bensalem. . . 74 Bob Fritz, Kimberton. . . 74 Ken Gaskill, Rancocas. . . 76 Ed Riordan, Five Ponds. . . 77 Ronald Hipple, Bensalem. . . 80 Jack Donnelly, Bensalem. . . 81
July 3, 2003 |
Erica Gagliardi has been belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner" at sporting events around the city since she was 6. But now, the 18-year-old from South Philadelphia has a chance to show her stuff to more than just a beer-swilling crowd at a Flyers game. Gagliardi was one of three finalists named yesterday in the It's a Wrap singing contest. She will compete for the grand prize of recording a demo tape and performing in the city's Fourth of July Parade as well as the Sound of Philadelphia concert on Saturday as part of the Sunoco Welcome America festival.