Philly auto shop owner sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

A Philadelphia auto shop owner convicted of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend in Atlantic City has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in prison.

Ronald Galati will also have to pay $15,427 in restitution and serve five years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison under the sentence imposed Monday.

The 64-year-old Galati was found guilty last September on four counts, including conspiracy and murder for hire.

Prosecutors said Galati and an employee hired two men to commit the shooting. The victim was shot multiple times and underwent emergency surgery before being hospitalized for six days.

The employee and the two men who committed the shooting have each pleaded guilty to related offenses and await sentencing.

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