Ex-city fleet supervisor gets house arrest in theft scheme with reputed mob associate

Posted by Perry de Marco, Sr. on 16 December 2016

A former supervisor with the city's Office of Fleet Management was sentenced Friday to six to 23 months of house arrest for his involvement in bilking the city of more than $400,000.

Robert Otterson, 50, of South Philadelphia, was also ordered by Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart to pay restitution of $120,000 to the city for his role in the scam.

Otterson, who had served as a Fleet Management team leader at the city's auto-body shop at 11th and Reed Streets in South Philly, helped reputed mob associate Ronald Galati Sr., and Galati's son, Ronald Jr., fraudulently obtain a city contract in 2010 to repair city vehicles even though the Galatis' auto-body shop did not have a required welder.

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