Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio, the former reputed boss of the Patriarca crime family, was busted last Thursday for allegedly extorting strip clubs and smut shops in Providence, RI for protection money, and in assessing the New England Mafia one prosecutor claims that "a lot of people who were put away . . . have re-emerged" as reported by Mike Stanton for The Providence Journal.
W. Zachary Malinowski from The Providence Journal speaks with Emily Rooney on her WGBH radio show about the strip club racket:
FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers says LCN "criminal activity continues to be a threat . . . in Rhode Island, and New England" as reported by Alex Diprato for WPRI: