New England mafia under boss Carmen DiNunzio set for early release


Carmen DiNunzio also known as “The Cheeseman” under boss of the New England mafia is set to be released from earlier then expected. Taking advantage of some prison programs DiNunzio and his attorney was able to swing a deal convincing a judge to shorten his six year prison term. He was sentenced back in 2009 to six years on corruption charges He was serving both a federal and state sentence concurrently after his 2009 convictions on bribery and corruption charges. He is now set to become a free man again on Feb 19th.


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Carmen DiNunzio


With the Patriarca crime family being decimated by law enforcement over the last few years many wonder if The Cheeseman steps into the top spot upon his release. With the recent indictment of alleged acting boss Anthony Spagnolo there once again seems to be an opening a top the crime family. Carmen’s brother Anthony DiNunzio was believed to have held rank of acting boss and some believed may have even taken over as official boss before he was convicted back in 2012.

With Anothony currently serving his own six year sentence it is unclear as to who is officially in control of the Patriarca family currently. Some believe that maybe long time mobster Peter Limone may still be involved in some sort of leadership capacity although that has not been substantiated.


New England Mafia capo Eddie Lato gets 10 year suspended sentence


Edward “Eddie” Lato a capo in the New England Mafia also known as the Patriarca crime family was back in Rhode Island to answer to state charges for an illegal gambling ring. A Superior Court judge sentenced the New England mob capo regime to a 10 year suspended sentence with 10 years of probation saying the sentence was to be served at same time he is serving his federal prison term. Lato is serving time in a federal prison for his part in a scheme to shake down local are strip clubs busted by feds back in 2012.


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“Edward Lato”


The state case has been on hold because Lato was wrapped up in the larger federal case which also took down former boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio and reputed under boss Anthony DiNunzio along with multiple other mob members and associates. Lato received one of the longer sentences from the convictions because of his lengthy criminal history in the mob.

The stats gambling case also included Frank “Bobo” Marrapesse and Alfred “Chippy” Scivola also reputed members of the mafia. Marrapesse was out on parole for a gangland slaying of Richard “Dickie” Callie back in 1987. There were 23 suspects in all netted in the gambling sting back in May of 2011.



New England mafia capo Eddie Lato now faces state charges


New England mafia captain Edward “Eddie” Lato currently serving a nine year sentence for federal extortion and conspiracy charges was back in Rhode Island to face a state conspiracy charges. Lato is now being charged by state on conspiracy charges for his role in an alleged illegal gambling ring that was busted back in 2011. The state waited to officially move forward with the case until the federal case was wrapped up.


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“Eddie Lato”


Lato was rounded up during a sweeping mafia case two years ago along with several other high ranking Patriarca crime family members including former boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio and reputed underboss Anthony DiNunzio. Lato received the stiffest sentence out of all nine defendants in the case getting a nine year sentence which he is serving in a Estill, S.C. prison. His stay back home in Rhode Island will be short lived while he stand trial once again.

The state charges according to a press release and court documents includes 23 defendants including multiple made members and associates of the New England mob. Also arrested in case was Frank “Bobo” Marrapese and Alfred “Chippy” Scivola. Marrapese was just released from prison in 2008 on parole for the 1987 mob murder of Richard “Dickie” Callie. Scivola was just released to home confinement from his conviction in the federal case with Lato.

Police were able to gather information on the illegal gambling ring through wire taps who they claim was being run by Vincent “Vinnie” Tallo. Proceeds from the scheme were then funneled up the ladder to Lato through different intermediaries according to the charges. Lato is do to complete his federal sentence in 2019 but may end up with an extended prison stay if found guilty in this upcoming state case.



Mafia induction ceremony from New England 1989 taped by Feds


New England mafia ceremony was captured on tape by the feds back in 1989 with four new soldiers being inducted into the family. The mafia induction was lead by New England mafia boss Raymond “Junior” Patriarca in Medford. Fingers were pricked , holy cards were burned, and the new mobsters vowed to kill on behalf of the Mafia. In all 20 mobsters attended and it is the first and only of its kind of to recorded by authorities.


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Inducted that day were Robert “Bobby” DeLuca, Carmen Tortora, Vincent Federico, and Richard Floramo. The recording of this traditional ceremony was undisputed proof that La Cosa Nostra did exists beyond the shadow of a doubt. The majority of the mobsters who attended were indicted on charges of racketeering and the tapes were used by prosecutors to prove their case. The hierarchy of the New England mob at the time went to prison.


Here is both audio of the 1989 New England Mafia induction ceremony along with a transcript.


1989 New England Mafia induction ceremony Audio - Here


1989 New England Mafia induction ceremony transcript – Here


New England mobster Alfred Scivola released from prison


Alfred “Chippy” Scivola who was snared in a wide ranging crackdown on the New England mafia has been released from prison after completing a nearly two year stint. He plead guilty to to conspiracy charges for his role in the shake down of local area strip clubs for protection payments. Convicted along with him in same crack down were other mobsters including former Patriarca family boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio sentenced to over five years.


Alfred Scivola

“Alfred Scivola”


The now 87 year old New England mobster is still on home confinement and will finish out the rest of his sentence and be free and clear in January. He was released from the Devens Federal Medical Center and its unknown as to what if any role he still has in the New England mob.