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FLEMMI

Tim White brings to light facinating information from newly released  FBI informant files on Stevie “The Rifleman” Flemmi and notorious Boston gangster James J. “Whitey” Bulger 

Tim  and team discovered 75 references to Rhode Island wiseguys  or associates among whom was Providence based New England mafia superboss. Raymond L.S. Patriarca.   

 By Tim White

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi needed help getting a car insurance scam up and running, so he turned to the boss.

It was 1967 and Flemmi headed south to Providence for a meeting with powerful mafia don Raymond L.S. Patriarca.

After lunch on the Hill, Patriarca gave Flemmi $5,000 in cash (equivalent to nearly $35,000 today) and some advice: “Patriarca told the informant that he did not want [him] to mention any business dealings that he had with him to the informant’s brother, Jimmy […] because Jimmy could not ‘keep his mouth shut.'”

It was a telling exchange: choose the crime family over your own.

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