Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio, the former reputed Patriarca boss who was indicted last January on extortion charges for allegedly shaking down Providence, RI jiggle joints and smut shops, has retained big shot lawyer Joseph Balliro and his daughter Juliane to represent him as reported by Tim White for WPRI:
Balliro is a well-known lawyer in New England. He has represented such names as the patriarch of the new England Crime Family, Raymond L.S. Patriarca and Boston’s reputed former underboss, the late Gennaro Angiulo. * * * In 2010, Juliane Balliro represented Boston’s Peter Limone – who the Massachusetts State Police have identified as the current boss of the Patriarca crime family – in an organized criminal gambling case.
Mary June Ciresi, the lawyer previously representing Baby Shacks in the case, withdrew last April citing an unspecified "ethical conflict."