Carmen DiNunzio also known as “The Cheeseman” under boss of the New England mafia is set to be released from earlier than 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.
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.