UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. William BENTVENA, Carlie DiPietro, Carmine Galante, Angelo Loicano, Anthony Mirra, Samuel Monastersky, John Ormento, Carmine Panico, Salvatore Panico, Salvatore Sciremammano, and William Struzzieri, Appellants.

No. 400, Docket 27667.United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.Argued July 17, 1962.
Decided July 20, 1962.

Appeals from orders of the District Court for the Southern District of New York, Lloyd F. MacMahon, District Judge; sentencing appellants, defendants in a narcotics prosecution for contempts during the trial of that case.

Albert J. Krieger, New York City, for appellants William Bentvena, Carlie DiPietro, Carmine Galante, Angelo Loicano, Samuel Monastersky, John Ormento, Salvatore, Sciremammano, and William Struzzieri.

William R. Luney, Sullivan Cromwell, New York City, for appellant Anthony Mirra.

Jerome Lewis, New York City, for appellant Salvatore Panico.

Robert M. Morgenthau, U.S. Atty., for Southern Dist. of New York (Jonathan L. Rosner, Sheldon H. Elsen, Arnold N. Enker, Asst. U.S. Attys., of counsel), for appellee.

Before MOORE, FRIENDLY and SMITH, Circuit Judges.


In view of the early expiration of some of the sentences, we at this time dismiss the appeals of Bentvena, DiPietro, Loicano, Monastersky and Sciremammano as moot on the authority of United States v. Galante, 298 F.2d 72 (2 Cir. 1962), and affirm the contempt convictions of Struzzieri, Galante, Mirra, Ormento and Carmine Panico. Decision with respect to the contempt conviction of Salvatore Panico is reserved for subsequent disposition.