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WORCESTER — A federal judge in Worcester is mulling pretrial release for a reputed mobster from Longmeadow after a second bail hearing Tuesday.

Ralph Santaniello, 49, is one of five co-defendants facing extortion and loansharking charges — but, he is the sole defendant to have been denied bail pending a trial that has yet to be scheduled. A federal magistrate judge in Springfield denied Santaniello’s release in August, ruling that he displayed a “casual brutality” toward an alleged victim in the case.

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Masslive.com