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Saturday, May 7, 2011

UPDATE: Frank "Bobo" Marrapese, Eddie Lato, Others Arrested in Sweep


State Police announced Friday the arrests of 24 people, including several well-known organized crime figures, as a result of a six-month wiretap investigation into alleged illegal gambling operations, and other illegal activities.

Lt. Col. Raymond White (acting RISP Superintendent) and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin discussed the investigation at a press conference Friday.

The investigation dates back to the fall of 2010, when former Attorney General Patrick Lynch was given approval for a wiretap of Vincent Tallo's cell phone. Tallo was the subject of an organized criminal gambling operation. The wiretap told authorities that Tallo was accepting illegal sports wagers at the college and pro level. Also, that Tallo was allegedly buying and selling prescription drugs out of his Johnston home.

Later, several of Tallo's accomplices were identified, including Edward Lato, age 65; Frank "Bobo" Marrapese, Jr., age 68; and Alfred "Chippy" Scivola, age 69, of 104 Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI. All are long-standing members of the Patriarca crime family. Marrapese is currently on parole from a life sentence for the 1987 murder of Richard "Dickie" Callie. He had been released from prison in 2008.

All in all, the investigation led to a sweep Friday morning of 23 people (24 including Tallo) on various charges. Police departments from Warwick, Cranston, Providence, Johnston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Glocester, and Smithfield served arrest and search warrants related to the investigation.

Police also seized one handgun, about $75,000 cash, several cars, and thousands of prescription pills.

The names of those arrested and charged, as provided by the Rhode Island State Police:


· Frank L. Marrapese Jr, age 68.
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Conspiracy to Commit Extortion (6 counts)
-Usury
-Parole Violation

· Edward C. Lato, age 65.
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)

· Alfred Scivola, age 69.
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Conspiracy to Commit Extortion
*Arrested this morning by Las Vegas Police Department in Las Vegas, Nevada.

· Vincent Tallo, age 49.
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Conspiracy to Commit Extortion (4 counts)
-Bookmaking
-Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
-Possession of Firearm while Committing Crime of Violence
-Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver

· Karl Anastasi, age 20.
-Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act

· Richard Calabro, age 58.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Bookmaking

· Paul Calise, age 56.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Conspiracy to commit Extortion
-Bookmaking

· Melissa Cato, age 36.
-Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act

· Richard Cato, age 38.
-Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act

· John Conaty, age 58.
-Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act

· Gerald Coro, age 40.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
Bookmaking

· Anthony Delmonico, age 55.
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Conspiracy to commit Extortion (4 counts)

· Gennaro Dicarlo, age 53.
-Criminal Solicitation

· Christopher Disanto, age 64.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Bookmaking

· Thomas Hartley, age 74.
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Usury

· Robert Ianiero, age 53.
-Organized Criminal Gambling

· Kevin Kitson, age 51.
-Conspiracy to commit bookmaking
-Bookmaking

· Shaun Macdonald, age 30.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Bookmaking

· Alfred Maiello, age 49.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Bookmaking

· Walter McClean, age 52.
-Felony Shoplifting

· Anthony Palumbo, age 65.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Bookmaking

· Michael Romano, age 58.
-Criminal Solicitation

· Helene Tallo, age 50.
-Conspiracy to Violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
-Possession of marijuana

· Raymond Vallante, age 56.
-Organized Criminal Gambling
-Bookmaking

http://www.abc6.com/Global/story.asp?S=14586395


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