Luigi Manocchio

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Ex-NE Mafia Boss Sentenced For Role In RI Strip Club Plot

The former New England Mafia boss was sentenced Friday to 5½ years in prison for his role in the shakedown of Providence strip clubs.



Feds Continue Crackdown On New England Mob

Four alleged members and associates of the New England mafia have pleaded not guilty in Rhode Island to their role in separate extortion schemes and have been ordered held.

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Luigi "Baby Shanks" Manocchio was arrested in Florida on Thursday. (AP Photo/Broward Sheriff's Office)

Reputed Ex-New England Mob Leader Arrested In Fla.

The reputed former leader of New England’s Patriarca crime family has been arrested in Florida, and another alleged mob associate has been picked up in Rhode Island as part of an FBI crackdown on organized crime in the Northeast.