Judge's sentence serves pizza to charity

BUFFALO, NY (NBC) - The expression "justice was served" took on new meaning this week in New York's State Supreme Court in a tax fraud case against Joseph Jacobbi.

The owner of Buffalo's Casa-di-Pizza was ordered to serve free pizza to the Buffalo City Missions, in addition to paying $103,000 in restitution.

Jacobbi must deliver 12 sheet pizzas every Tuesday for the next year.

Aubrey Calhoun of the City Mission was surprised when she heard about Judge Russell Buscaglia's order.

"We were excited about the opportunity," Calhoun said. "We are trying to figure out is how would the judge come up with this type of ruling ... it's not a common ruling."

Why this particular sentence?

The judge wouldn't say, but for those at the City Mission, it doesn't matter.

"It cuts down on manpower," Calhoun said. "It cuts down on resources, and also it's a wonderful treat because not many people get served pizza."

Jacobbi's sentence will help cover the mission's 450-750 meals served daily.

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