A gaggle of reputed mobsters from the New England Mafia -- Matthew Guglielmetti, Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio, Alfred "Chippy" Scivola and Raymond "Scarface" Jenkins -- may taste freedom this year as reported by Tim White for WPRI.
Law enforcement advises the good public that we have nothing to fear, and everything is under control.
Jeffrey Sallet, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Boston office of the FBI, says the New England Mafia has been "decimated":
"The environment in the state of RI right now is you have very limited strength from Rhode Island in the ranks of La Cosa Nostra," said Sallet. "We had our thumb on them, we will not take our thumb off them."
But then again Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O'Donnell says "if you are a sworn member you took an oath, it's tough to get out of that. Even if you wanted to."