Bobby DeLuca released from prison due to health concerns
Bobby DeLuca, a former Rhode Island mobster who was serving five years for lying about the 1993 murder of a Boston nightclub owner, was released four months early on Wednesday.
The judge assigned to the case, US District Judge Denise Casper, found that DeLuca’s chronic kidney disease and heart condition were enough to grant him early release. Due to the 75-year-old mafia captain’s conditions, he would be “…vulnerable to serious illness if he contracts COVID-19,” wrote Judge Casper. She also mentioned that DeLuca does not pose a danger to the community and will be on probation for three years. He was originally scheduled to be released in March.
Bobby DeLuca was an important witness in the 2018 trial which sent both Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, former boss of the New England mafia family, and Paul Weadick, an associate, to prison for life. Both were convicted for the murder of Steven DiSarro, an owner of the Channel nightclub in Boston, who was about to cooperate with the FBI.
Read more about DeLuca’s recent sentencing here.