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.
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.