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Patriarca crime Family member   Anthony DiNunzio

By Laurel J. Sweet, Boston Herald

The reputed “acting” godfather of  the New England Mafia  claims health scares and the fact that he stayed put in Boston despite knowing he was in the FBI’s cross hairs for the past year should calm any concerns that he’ll go on the lam if returned to the streets.

“There is no likelihood of flight,” lawyers for Anthony DiNunzio assured Magistrate Judge David L. Martin in documents yesterday in advance of Thursday’s hearing in U.S. District Court in Providence. There, they’ll argue against his continued detention.

DiNunzio, 53, of East Boston took over as “acting boss” of the mob in 2009, when his big brother Carmen the  “Cheeseman  ” DiNunzio  was sentenced to a six-year stretch for bribery, prosecutors have said. 

The younger DiNunzio was pinched in the North End on Wednesday on extortion and racketeering charges stemming from the alleged shakedown of several Ocean State strip clubs and porn shops for thousands of dollars in protection payments. He faces up to 45 years behind bars if convicted.  read more  Here