Jimmy Galante Biography

Jimmy Galante or James Galante owned his own company a trash collection business that grew tremendously before he purchased a minor age league hockey team that was set up in Danbury, Connecticut. In 2014 Jimmy was released from prison and now he is working in federal prison for six years. James is currently a topic of attraction because of his story which is premiered in Netflix’s “Untold: Crime & Penalties”.

Early Life

Jimmy was born in the year 1953 in the Bronx but he lived with his parents and grew up in bucolic south Salem Bronx New York. He was a well-known philanthropist but due to his controversy, he had to quit it eventually and chose the wrong paths that turned his life upside down.

Jimmy Galante Career

Jimmy Galante was serving in the Air Force for a while, Jimmy was honorably dropped in 1975. He set up a machine that was automated waste disposable in Danbury which eventually become a wildly successful empire. This invention certainly changed his fortune forever and played a key role to place his name in the rich men of the city. It was responsible for picking up trash in most of Connecticut and some counties in New York. He also started his documentary to motivate others.

His son’s name AJ was 17 years old when he fell off during a hockey match due to which the doctor said he won’t be able to play hockey again but he was passionate. Because of which in April 2004, he bought a franchise in minor league hockey and named the team Danbury thrashers. The team quickly became helpful, well-known, and was popular among the passionate fans watching the games.


In the year 1999, the FBI was investigating jimmy as a suspect ion. One of his first brushes with the FBI came when he was arrested for one year and was behind prison for tax evasion rights. Later in the year, jimmy was indicted on over 70 charges that included racketing, mail fraud, and wire fraud among many others. The charge was that he and his company allegedly forced people to pay up more for trash pickups and also admitted witness tampering.

The indictment also filled that he paid quarterly payments to the government with the prospectors called mob tax to Matthew Iannella, the Genovese family crime boss, to drive away all the competition from the market and to sustain due to all these allegations he was sentenced to prison for 87 months and duties were charged heavily. In 2015 they recovered a sustainable amount of money to restart his business. He said in one of the interviews that he didn’t felt sorry he just moved on with his life and now he is living a new altered life.

Jimmy Galante Biography

Real Name James Galante
Birth Date 5 January 1953
Age (as of 2021) 68 Years
Birth Place Bronx, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 92 kg  –  in Pounds –  202 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average





Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Roseanne Galante
Children Two

Personal life

Jimmy Galante married Roseanne and they both have two children one of his child’s names is AJ. All were living in suburban new Fairfield where he had his office. Simultaneously working as a driver for a sanitation company. Reflection on his social media presence he doesn’t like to interact with the audience but he hi surely active on Facebook. Recently he posted an “enjoying life” picture.

Jimmy Galante Net Worth

Jimmy Galante agreed to pay the authorities $10.7 million and as of today his source of income and overall net worth could be by serving in federal prison and selling his own documentaries of his own experience would be approximately $3 million.


  • Jimmy’s life story has been covered in form of a documentary movie name “untold: crimes and penalties” on Netflix.
  • As per some saying it is believed that he was owing to a boxing company as he loved to compete
  • Jimmy had 25 companies and then he had to surrender it was valued approx. $100 million at that time.
  • Despite his crimes, he is known for his noble causes and donations towards the betterment of society.

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