The 10,000-page FBI file on Raymond Patriarca who controlled much of the Mafia rackets in New England for five decades has been released, and GoLocalProv is uploading the material in weekly installments with insightful analysis from mob experts in a section aptly dubbed The Patriarca Papers:
FBI files unveil hundreds of connections, alleged crimes and business partners of Patriarca that have never been disclosed before in such detail. The Patriarca Papers are a tour of New England, and these files bring forward alleged connections to high level politicians, a tie into one of New England's favorite amusement parks, and linkage to one of the region's biggest bankers, to name just a few of the elements in the files. The FBI materials begin in 1954 and continue into the 1980s, and these files tell such tales as paying off an aide to the Governor of Massachusetts to get pardoned, Patriarca's involvement in a prison break that lead to two prison officials being murdered, and his early days of violence.
Experts providing analysis on these files include former RI State Police Superintendent Brendan Doherty, Criminal Defense Attorney Artin Coloian, and former Rhode Island Attorney General Arlene Violet among many others.