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    NY, NJ, RI Raid

    Not sure if you guys have read, but a huge roundup of people suspected of being involved in organized crime in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. They have got 100 so far, which started bright and early this morning. Some of the charges expected are murder, extortion, racketeering, illegal bookmaking.

    Quite the hit to the underground world it seems.

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    New Jersey always in the middle of these corruption scandals.

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    That's because it's a stepping stone to Philly and NY. Easy to run your crime/business from the middle.

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    Rhode Island had always been the 'little sister' to NY and NJ is terms of organized crime, but their extortion of strip clubs has put them with the big boys.

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    Good ole tri state area

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    Wow, I need more info on this.

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    Should be some busts upcoming on locals in the next few weeks with the super bowl upcoming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casperwaits View Post
    Wow, I need more info on this.
    Just read the article online from the New York Times. It's on their front page...

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    If I'm a federal prosecutor, I'm watching my back right now.

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    Update: Ex-mob boss Manocchio charged in big sweep

    10:46 AM Thu, Jan 20, 2011 | Permalink
    W. Zachary Malinowski Email
    PROVIDENCE -- Luigi ``Baby Shacks'' Manocchio, the former longtime boss of the Patriarca crime family, was indicted Thursday morning on extortion charges for shaking down the owners of several adult entertainment businesses in the city including the Cadillac Lounge and Satin Doll strip clubs.

    Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio in Providence Superior Court in April 1999. His nickname is often misunderstood. For years, he'd been referred to as "Baby Shanks" rather than his real nickname, "Baby Shacks." It seems that an older relative was known as "Shacks," a reference to the man's reputation for "shacking up" with various women.

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    The five-page indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court also charged Thomas Iafrate, identified as a mob associate. They're each charged with extortion and extortion conspiracy
    The charges come as federal agents this morning arrested more than 100 suspected mobsters in multiple investigations of organized crime families in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, according to published reports.
    The charges against Manocchio allege that he received monthly protection payments -- paid in cash -- from the owners of the strip clubs. Failure to pay, would result in "the use of intimidation and implied threats of force, violence and fear," the indictment alleges.
    Jim Martin, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha, said that Manocchio was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon. He spent the night at the Broward Country Jail. He is expected to appear in U.S. District
    Court in Fort Lauderdale sometime today.
    Iafrate was arrested this morning
    at his home in Johnston. He is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Providence at 2 p.m.
    A massive indictment of more than 100 organized figures from New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island will be unsealed this morning at a news conference in Brooklyn, N.Y.
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce who has been indicted and what they have been charged with the wide-ranging criminal probe that has been percolating for several years.
    Peter F. Neronha, the U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, will join Holder for the announcement of what role Rhode Island has played in the underworld probe. For decades, the Providence-based Patriarca crime family has overseen New England's organized crime empire.
    In the early 90s, Manocchio became the New England boss. In recent years, the aging Manocchio has split his time between Federal Hill in Providence and Florida. Manocchio's role in the mob has diminished in the past five years.
    According to the New York Times, the sweep began before dawn and the targets ranged from small-time book makers and crime-family functionaries to a number of senior mob figures and several corrupt union officials, according to several people briefed on the arrests.
    Among those arrested or sought, some of the people said, were more than two dozen made members of New York's five crime families and the families in New Jersey and New England, along with dozens of their associates, the New York Times reported
    The takedown was another blow to New York's five Mafia crime families. Federal probes aided by mob turncoats have decimated the families' ranks and resulted in lengthy prison terms for several leaders, the Associated Press reported.
    Also expected to attend today's news conference are, Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; and Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
    Top FBI officials from the New York City office also will attend.
    New York has five major organized crimes families: Gambino, Genovese, Luchese, Bonanno and Colombo.
    The most powerful family in northern New Jersey is Decavalcante.

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    they missed conecticut and went straight for rhode island

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    It was only a matter of time before Rhode Island got popped...when I lived in New England, there were always good stories coming from Providence

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    There's got to be a lot of nervous associates/soldiers out there on who could flip. Plus, I'm sure they are worried about that other thing as well that could happen to them.

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    more to come
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    If you're getting your ass kicked gambling this week.........Congratulations on the arrests!!!! Sal or Tony can't collect.

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    unreal.

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    Could hurt agent business for 5 days

    Most of these guys do not have 10k to their name

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