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Daily Archives: September 24th, 2009


Carmen “The Cheese Man” DiNunzio

By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff

Carmen “The Cheese Man” DiNunzio, once the reputed boss of the Mafia in Boston, was sentenced today to six years in prison on charges that he tried to bribe an undercover FBI agent posing as a state highway inspector in a bid to get a $6 million Big Dig contract.

“Crimes of corruption go to the very heart of our system. Our system is one that depends on the integrity of its citizens… You have seriously flouted that system,” US District Court Judge William G. Young said at DiNunzio’s sentencing hearing.