Harold L. Tillinghast Jr., a former organizer with the Laborers' International Union of North America of which Patriarca capo Matthew L. Guglielmetti Jr. is a member, has pleaded guilty to labor racketeering and "is cooperating with the government in its prosecution of two other men in a construction kickback scheme" according to an article by W. Zachary Malinowski for the Providence Journal:
Assistant U.S. Attorney Vincent J. Falvo Jr., a prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington, asked Smith to move the sentencing to mid-September so Tillinghast could first testify in the trial of his former codefendants, Nicholas Manocchio and Gerald Diodati. They are scheduled to stand trial in early September. * * * Manocchio and Diodati have both entered not guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. Manocchio was Tillinghast's boss at the laborers' union office on South Main Street in Providence.
Quite the cast of characters, and Malinowski writes:
Tillinghast is the son of the late Harold L. Tillinghast Sr., and the nephew of Gerald M. "Gerry" Tillinghast, two mobsters who were convicted of killing loan shark George Basmajian in the 1970s. Manocchio also served time in prison for killing a college student outside a restaurant in North Providence in 1980. He is the nephew of Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio, the longtime head of the Patriarca crime family.
The feds are targeting Baby Shacks in an unrelated case according to WPRI, a FOX affiliate in Providence, RI, which reports that the 81-year-old reputed boss allegedly accepted an envelope of cash as tribute payment from a strip club.