Reputed Patriarca capo Edward "Eddy" Lato was sentenced yesterday "to nine years behind bars for his role in shaking down local strip clubs for protection money" in Providence, RI as reported by Tim White for WPRI:
As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Lato -- who has a lengthy criminal record -- faced between 92 and 115 months behind bars. * * * Trial attorney Samuel Nazzaro from the Department of Justice asked the judge to give Lato a sentence at the "high end" of the range, highlighting a criminal "resume" that included 18 convictions and 14 other arrests spanning five decades. "Mr. Lato's extensive criminal history, lack of remorse and rehabilitation" merit a longer sentence, said Nazzaro.
Apparently, a mobster by definition is a recidivist.