Do-over Slated in New England Mob Plea Deal

Edward Lato can't seem to make up his mind about a plea deal.
From WPRI.com:

Two reputed mobsters who backed away from their plea deals at the 11th hour are going to try again in federal court.

Alfred “Chippy” Scivola and Edward Lato will appear before U.S. District Court Judge William Smith next Tuesday, three weeks after both men had second thoughts in the same courtroom.

Both men signed an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office last month pledging to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and admitting their membership in the New England La Cosa Nostra.

After listening to prosecutors lay out the case during his change of plea hearing on Feb. 22, Lato told Judge Smith he thought prosecutors exaggerated some of the facts. In particular he said he took issue with an accusation that he shook down the Foxy Lady strip club for protection money. He also scoffed at the characterization that he helped run some of the criminal enterprise. Prosecutors accuse Lato of being a mafia captain.

“I don’t know nothing about the Satin Doll,” Lato said to the judge. “I didn’t oversee anything.”...


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