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G20 rioter sentenced to 7 months in jail
23-year-old Richard Dean Morano of Pennsylvania admitted to being part of the "black bloc"
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A 23-year-old man from Pennsylvania has been sentenced to seven months in jail for his involvement in the G20 riots.

Richard Dean Morano is one of five Americans arrested in the aftermath of the violence.

Morano had admitted to being part of the "black bloc," as well as to smashing windows and throwing a stone at a police car.

"I'm satisfied by the verdict," Det Sgt Gary Giroux, who led the G20 investigative team, tells CP24. "The offender is very young and he's never been in custody before so I think it's going to be a very long seven months for him."

Next week, two other G20 riot suspects will be sentenced - Kevin Chianella and Joel Bitar.

"They are the worst of the worst," Giroux says of Chianella and Bitar.

Giroux says Morano's sentece sends a message.

"The message is that if you want to come to Toronto and conduct yourself in a similar fashion, a criminal fashion, in this city, you'll be apprehended and you'll spend time in jail."

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G20 riot
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A 23-year-old man from Pennsylvania has been sentenced to seven months in jail for his involvement in the G20 riots.

Richard Dean Morano is one of five Americans arrested in the aftermath of the violence.

Morano had admitted to being part of the "black bloc," as well as to smashing windows and throwing a stone at a police car.

"I'm satisfied by the verdict," Det Sgt Gary Giroux, who led the G20 investigative team, tells CP24. "The offender is very young and he's never been in custody before so I think it's going to be a very long seven months for him."

Next week, two other G20 riot suspects will be sentenced - Kevin Chianella and Joel Bitar.

"They are the worst of the worst," Giroux says of Chianella and Bitar.

Giroux says Morano's sentece sends a message.

"The message is that if you want to come to Toronto and conduct yourself in a similar fashion, a criminal fashion, in this city, you'll be apprehended and you'll spend time in jail."

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