Their 28-year-old son, Joseph Jr., and her spouse were at the center of a federal drug and weapons bust at the soda warehouse; both pleaded guilty.
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Tina Forte, 52, promised a war on crime in her Bronx congressional campaign, but did not disclose that her husband Joseph Galdieri, 55, and son Joseph Jr., 28, are both convicted serial offenders facing federal charges.
Galderi Sr (on the right) was convicted of second-degree assault in 2013, whereas his son (on the left) has drug offenses in multiple jurisdictions.
Forte has attributed rising crime rates to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-bail Cortez’s reforms.
In a series of interviews geared at her Democratic opponent, Forte also stated that ‘violence is out of control’ in the neighborhood.
An FBI investigation revealed that Galderi Jr. organized the delivery of $150,000 worth of marijuana over the phone, while his father was captured by surveillance cameras pacing behind him at their company address.
According to the Daily Beast, the investigation also indicates that Galderi Sr gave a co-conspirator to the drug allegations a plastic bag filled with cash.
He was also captured on tape illegally removing the serial number from a semiautomatic weapon concealed in a drawer.
At the time of the crime, both father and son were convicted felons, therefore neither could lawfully possess a firearm.
Galderi Sr. was previously convicted of second-degree assault, while Galderi Jr. had drug offenses in multiple jurisdictions.
She was previously accused of using her maiden name to dissociate herself from her ‘crime family,’ and the hashtag #galdiericrimefamily was frequently used online.
Surveillance footage captured her husband and son at their soda beverage warehouse handling an illegal handgun and handing over bundles of cash.
Forte stated in a statement that her son had best stop making errors or he will have more to worry about than the cops.
His father was given credit for time already served, two years of probation, and a $20,000 forfeiture of his illegal gains.
In June of this year, Galderi Jr. requested to lower his 18-month prison sentence on the grounds that prisons were unable to accommodate his ‘allergies’ and medical demands. The request was denied.
A judge further remarked that the defendant “persisted in criminal conduct while on pretrial release” by continuing to distribute marijuana.
Since then, he has been released from prison, with Forte stating in a statement that her son’s “mistakes had better be over or he will have more to worry about than the police.”
She said, “Joseph, one of my three children, made some pretty awful choices.” In 2019, at the age of 25, he committed a misdemeanor marijuana crime and was armed.
As part of her campaign vow, Forte advocates for expunging the records of nonviolent marijuana possession convictions.
Galderi Sr. was sentenced to time served, two years of probation, and a $20,000 confiscation of his illicit gains. The family residence in Nanuet, New York, is pictured.
Joseph paid the price in the form of fines, attorney expenses, and jail time. My husband was oblivious of our son’s criminal activities.
He was only implicated in the allegations because my son used our company location for a single marijuana delivery.
Because of my son’s behavior, our lives have been turned upside down. My son is aware that he no longer has a chance with me.
This experience has provided me some insight into the reforms we so sorely need, such as the decriminalization of marijuana, expungement of marijuana infractions, and restoration of rights for nonviolent offenders.
As part of her campaign to become a lawmaker, Forte advocates expunging the records of nonviolent marijuana possession convictions.
New York legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2021, but it remains illegal to sell the drug without a license.
Her website makes no mention of federal gun charges or violent crimes, such as her son’s 2013 assault charge, and her son’s earlier convictions are for substances other than marijuana.