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The wife and the son of a Rhode Island Mafia captain are facing extortion charges.

Dorothy St. Laurent, 73, of Johnston, and her son, Anthony St. Laurent Jr., 44, Cranston, were arraigned Wednesday on extortion charges in federal court.

They are the wife and the son of Anthony “The Saint” St. Laurent, who is in prison on attempted murder charges.

The government said the wife and the son were enforcing a protection racket for bookies working in the Taunton area.

The St. Laurents have agreed to plead guilty later this month to one count each of extortion, according to court documents.

As part of the plea deal, Dorothy St. Laurent will receive a sentence of probation and Anthony St. Laurent Jr. will face prison time.

 by Jim Taricani with Video