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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Edward “Eddy” Lato , a high-ranking member of the New England mob has been sentenced to nine years behind bars for his role in shaking down local strip clubs for protection money.

Eddy” Lato, 65, of Johnston, received the stiffest penalty yet handed down in a sweeping mob case that has already led to five other mobsters or associates receiving prison time. Prosecutors say Lato is a capo regime for the Rhode Island arm of the New England La Cosa Nostra.  Read more  as reported by Tim White , target 12 investigator