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former reputed Patriarca mob boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio

A federal judge has granted Providence mob associate Thomas Iafrate more time before having to report to Federal prison . Iafrate  had  been sentenced 30 months for  his part in extorting Providence area strip clubs  in a case involving  alleged  former New England super boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio. Both men had originally been  scooped up by the feds  in the massive mafia bust of more than 100 mobsters .  The story  By Tim White, Target 12 Investigator

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A federal judge has granted an accused mob associate more time before having to report to prison and also set a date to hear arguments from four other defendants who want a separate trial in a sweeping organized crime case.

According to court filings, defense attorneys for the seven accused men and prosecutors met with U.S. District Court Judge William Smith Thursday afternoon in his chambers. The primary defendant in the case is the former reputed mob boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio,

Smith had several motions on his plate to consider going into the chamber conference.

He granted defense attorney Juliane Ballirro’s motion to step down from Manocchio’s legal team. Her father, the well-known Boston attorney Joseph Balliro will continue with the defense.

Smith also set Jan. 30 as to when he will hear arguments from both sides on the requests from more than half of the defendants asking to get their own trial. Accused mob associates Theodore Cardilllo, Raymond “Scarface” Jenkins and Richard Bonafiglia along with reputed mobster Albino Folcarelli have all filed motions looking to separate their case from the one against Manocchio and alleged capo regime Edward “Eddie” Lato. read more  Here