Dutchess County men sentenced on federal racketeering, firearms charges

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NEW YORK – Two Dutchess County brothers
were sentenced in federal court in Manhattan to prison after they pled
guilty to racketeering and firearms charges stemming from their participation
in 27 home invasion robberies. Those crimes included five gunpoint robberies
and some two dozen other burglaries in New York and Connecticut between
July 2011 and October 2012.

In total, Paul DiBiase, 59, also known as Carmine Stanzione, and Daniel
DiBiase, 58, stole over $2.5 million in jewelry, silver and other valuables.
Paul was sentenced to 27 years in prison and Daniel was sentenced to 15

The brothers and a third man were part of a criminal enterprise called
the DiBiase Home Invasion Crew, engaged in a scheme to locate vulnerable,
upscale homes, conduct coordinated, planned robberies and burglaries at
those homes in order to steal jewelry, silverware, and other valuables;
and transported the stolen items back to Dutchess County and laundered
the goods through a fence in Manhattan’s Diamond District.

In one caper, Paul DiBiase stole a gun from the residence of a law enforcement
officer, which he and a third man used along with other guns and replica
guns during robberies and burglaries. Paul typically decided which homes
would be invaded on the basis of his research. During the home invasions,
Paul DiBiase and the third man entered the properties while Daniel DiBiase
served as he getaway driver.