The New England mafia also known as the Patriarca crime family has seen its share of tough times as a result of intense scrutiny from the feds and turncoats.
The power in the family has shifted from its longtime power base of Providence to Boston as it attempts to stabilize and rebuild its ranks. Influential East Boston mobster Carmen “The Cheeseman” DiNunzio took over as acting boss after his release from prison in 2015. Although Pete “The Crazy Horse” Limone is still considered by many to hold the rank of official boss he is semi-retired and DiNunzio is calling the shots. The Cheeseman was the right hand of former boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio and is considered by many to be a very capable leader.
DiNunzio has seemingly been hard at work since taking the reigns reorganizing the shattered families hierarchy. According to reports, he appointed powerful long time New England mob capo Matthew “Good-Looking Matty” Guglielmetti as the Cosa Nostra families new underboss last year. The 67-year-old Guglielmetti who was released from prison in 2014 is part of the Providence, Rhode Island faction of the family and is said to be well respected across the board. Fellow Providence faction mobster Anthony “Ponytail Tony” Parrillo was believed to have held the rank of consigliere but was sent to prison this spring on assault charges vacating that leadership position.
DiNunzio has recently named Joseph “Joe the Bishop” Achille as the new family consigliere according to law enforcement sources of Scott Burnstein and his gangsterreport. The 80 year old Achille steps in as The Cheeseman’s new advisor and No.3 in the crime family hierarchy. Achille goes way back in the organization and served as a top lieutenant for years under former boss Manocchio from his Providence headquarters. He is said to be both feared and trusted by people in and outside of the family and is well versed in various mafia rackets including labor unions. This newly formed leadership base will try and move the crime family forward and hopefully retain some of its former glory.