The New England mafia continues to try and rebound from an extremely rough stretch which left the Cosa Nostra family in disarray over the last few years.
Alleged Underboss Carmen “The Cheeseman” DiNunzio may be poised to take full control of the Patriarca crime family if he hasn’t already. The families reputed acting boss Anthony “Spucky” Spagnolo is headed to prison for a couple years on extortion charges and alleged official boss Peter Limone many believe in name alone is long retired due to health concerns. The Big Cheese is still on parole after his release from prison last February but it hasn’t stopped him from working on getting the mafia family back in order.
According to law enforcement sources DiNunzio has allegedly been beefing up the ranks of the New England mob holding a recent “making” ceremony. The recent initiation class is believed to have included Tore Marino, Louis DiNunzio, and Johnny Scarpelli all known DiNunzio loyalists. Local law enforcement sources claim Carmen wanted to add soldiers to the family that would be loyal to him and his brother Anthony DiNunzio. Anthony also a high ranking member of the Patriarca family is currently doing a stretch in prison for a 2012 conviction and won’t be out until 2018.
Both Marino and Scarpelli were busted back in 2006 alongside Carmen on federal racketeering charges. The Big Cheese also promoted his former bodyguard and driver Gregory “Fat Greg” Costa to captain recently. The DiNunzio brothers are believed to have become made members of the mob back in 1997 and made their way through the ranks over the years. Carmen is believed to have been promoted to underboss back in 2004 and brother Anthony is believed to have served as families acting boss for a short time. If the New England mafia is going to rebound heading into the new year and beyond it seems like it may be under the lead of the DiNunzio brothers.