Carmen DiNunzio known as “The Cheeseman” the underboss of the New England mafia is back on streets along with members of his mob crew. He was released after doing a five and a half year sentence on racketeering and bribery charges. He was made back in 1997 by then boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio moving up the ranks to captain and promoted to under boss back in 2003. A bit of mafia news the mob in New England could certainly use these days.
DiNunzio is expected rejoin his fellow wiseguys and take back control of the Boston faction of the Patriarca Family. Except for his brother Anthony DiNunzio the former acting boss who won’t be out of prison for another three years the rest of the crew is back in Boston. The crew includes William Angelesco, Gregory Costa, Johnny Scarpelli, and Salvatore Marino along with Anthony and Carmen.
The mafia in New England has been decimated by indictments and cooperating witnesses over last few years and are looking to regain some stability. Crews in Providence the families long time power base have been dismantled for most part and law enforcement sources believe the power in the family now lies in Boston. Its unknown who is currently in control of the family and some believe Carmen may take over as boss in some fashion acting or other wise.
The former acting boss Antonio Spagnolo who took over after the arrest of Anthony DiNunzio in 2009 was recently arrested on extortion charges linked to shake downs on a local video poker machine company. Perhaps the New England mob is once again worth keeping a closer eye on.