New England Mobsters indicted in Rhode Island illegal gambling ring

November 7th 2011 | Posted by UnderBoss

 

A Grand Jury has indicted twenty-five people including members of the Patriarca crime family for their alleged involvement in a Rhose Island based illegal gambling ring. The investigation into the organized crime linked gambling operation began a year ago say authorities. Various wire taps placed by authorities revealed the illegal gambling operation and other illegal activities which included criminal usury and extortion.

A number of mobsters were arrested by state police including high ranking members Edward Lato , Alfred “Chippy” Scivola , and Frank “Bobo” Marrapese. Scivola and Lato are already currently in federal custody and Marrapese is currently being held with out bail. All other involved have been released on bail and the suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on December 7.

 

“Edward Lato”

 

This represent another major blow to what remains of the Rhode Island faction of the New England mafia or Patriarca crime family. The power base of the family has already shifted from Providence to Boston and the Rhode Island mafia crew seems to be on its last leg.

 

 

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