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New England Organized crime associate ,Thomas Iafrate

A federal judge has given another week of freedom to a mobbed-up Rhode Island bookkeeper who is seeking to stop the start of his prison sentence so he can heal from a heart attack. In a story that appeared in the Boston Globe

A court order issued yesterday says Thomas Iafrate , a sick associate of former Patriarca family boss”Baby Shacks” Manocchio, must report Feb. 14. The bagman bookkeeper, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the slammer after pleading guilty to participating in a mafia backed extortion racket that gouged protection payments from frightened Providence strip club owners

Iafrate’s lawyer says doctors are recommending 12 to 15 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation for a heart attack Iafrate suffered Jan. 19. Prosecutors say they oppose further delays