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FALL RIVER — By Will Richmond, Herald- Timothy “Timmy the Bat” Mello , a mobster associated with the Patriarca crime family is just hours  from freedom.
Mello, 54, of Dartmouth, is scheduled for release from a federal transition house on Saturday, having completed most of his 12-year federal sentence for a laundry list of crimes.

  Timothy  Mello pleaded guilty on May 24, 2004, to two charges of racketeering involving former New England Mafia Boss  Frank “Cadillac” Frank Salemme.  In the indictment, federal prosecutors listed 12 specific criminal acts including extortion, witness tampering, drug dealing marijauna , narcotics conspiracy, gun possession, illegal gambling and mail fraud