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Daily Archives: March 13th, 2012

Patriarca Mobster Edward “Eddie” Lato

Second time the charm in mob plea hearing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – After a series of false starts, two made members of the New England crime family pleaded guilty for their roles in shaking down strip clubs for protection money.

Mobsters Edward “Eddie” Lato, 64, of Johnston, and Alfred “Chippy” Scivola, 71, of Providence, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and will be sentenced in June.

The hearing for Lato didn’t come without some bumps. When asked by the judge if he agreed with all the facts laid out in the case, Lato said he took exception with the government’s position that he was a high-ranking member of the mob. read more from Tim White, target 12 investigator