The bail hearing for Richard Bonafiglia, a strip club bouncer indicted earlier this month on racketeering and extortion charges for his alleged role in shaking down jiggle joints and smut shops in Providence, RI on behalf of former reputed Patriarca boss Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio, has been adjourned to next Wednesday as reported by John Hill for The Providence Journal:
Robert Mann appeared on Bonafiglia's behalf for the eight-minute hearing. He told [U.S. Magistrate Judge David] Martin that Bonafiglia's original lawyer, Victor J. Beretta Jr., was going to have to withdraw from the case because of a conflict of interest. Mann said Bonafiglia would be represented by John Cicilline, but Cicilline was out of state.
Cicilline previously has represented many reputed Patriarca mobsters, and is the father of former Providence, RI Mayor David Cicilline who recently was elected to Patrick Kennedy's Congressional seat in the Ocean State.
In an unrelated case Bongfiglia is "accused of buying prescription drugs from a lucrative drug network run by mob associates," and "that case is still working its way through the courts" as reported by Tim White for WPRI.