Acting Head of New England Mob Nabbed

The alleged acting head of the New England mob was arrested Wednesday, and in a federal court appearance in Providence, R.I., later in the day, he pleaded not guilty to multiple counts including racketeering and conspiracy.       

Anthony DiNunzio, acting
boss of the New England
mob, was arrested.

"In a colorful indictment returned Tuesday and unsealed Wednesday, federal prosecutors allege that the man, Anthony DiNunzio, 53, became the acting boss of New England’s Cosa Nostra crime family in late 2009 and oversaw the organization’s extortion of Rhode Island strip clubs and other such businesses, demanding payments of $2,000 to $6,000 per month," reports the New York Times.

“Our indictment alleges that Mr. DiNunzio was an unscrupulous and intimidating leader of the New England L.C.N.,” said James Trusty, the head of the Justice Department’s organized crime unit, during a news conference.

"According to the indictment, Mr. DiNunzio was recorded bragging that he would remain the boss if he went to jail and telling a member of New York’s Gambino crime family that he would be willing to bury uncooperative insubordinates alive," the Times reports.

“You and I get to watch you die in the ground,” Mr. DiNunzio is alleged to have said.
 
Read full article here, on the New York Times.

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