Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio the former boss of the New England mafia was released from prison to a halfway house as he finishes out his 5 1/2 year prison sentence for shaking down local area strip clubs.
He pleaded guilty back in 2012 along with other New England mob members including capo Edward “Eddie” Lato. Manocchio will see his sentence officially end in November and could be moved to home confinement at some point prior to then.
Baby Shacks is believed to be officially retired from the mafia in New England after stepping down as boss of the family. The New England mafia 2015 is still very much in a stats of disarray after its hierarchy was dismantled by the latest rounds of federal indictments with help from mob turncoats. What is left of the family is in somewhat of a state of transition as its power base shifts from Providence to Boston.
With some established mobsters beginning to make it back to the streets after long prison sentences perhaps the mob family once again has a shot to stabilize itself and begin to rebuild the ranks. Its doubtful that Manocchio will play any official part in things although perhaps unofficially he can be a source of advice and counsel as family tries to recover.