Believing that Michael Galdieri was stealing money from him, New Jersey political consultant Sean Caddle hired two career criminals to murder him in 2014.
That was one bit of new information revealed for the first time during the sentencing of one of the hitmen, Bomani Africa, 62, in U.S. District Court today.
Judge John Michael Vasquez sentenced Africa to 20 years in prison for Galdieri’s killing. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 180 to 216 months.
Africa’s longtime accomplice, George Bratsenis, 74, who recruited him to help murder Galdieri, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 29.
Caddle’s sentencing is set for March 22. He has been under house arrest at his home in Hamburg since January 2022 when he pleaded guilty to the murder-for-hire scheme.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Caddle told Bratsenis that Galdieri was a longtime associate he had worked with on various political campaigns. A one-time candidate for Jersey City Council, Galdieri was the son of the late James Galdieri (D-Jersey City), who served briefly in the New Jersey State Senate in the 1980s.
Africa has been in prison on armed bank robbery charges since 2015. He was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for a Connecticut bank robbery he committed with Bratsenis