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Saturday, November 5, 2011

25 indicted in Rhode Island illegal gambling ring


Twenty-five people including some "made members" of the Patriarca crime family have been indicted by a Grand Jury for their alleged involvement in an illegal gambling ring.
Authorities say the investigation into an organized criminal gambling operation - began about a year ago.
Wiretaps on Vincent R. Tallo's cell phone revealed he was accepting illegal sports wagers on various professional and college sporting events, officials said. Investigators say Tallo, 49, of Johnston was also illegally purchasing and selling prescription narcotics at his home.
State police arrested a number of  known mobsters including high-ranking member Edward Lato, 65, of Providence, Frank “Bobo” Marrapese, Jr., 68, of Cranston and Alfred “Chippy” Scivola, 69, of Johnston.
RISP say wiretaps from Marrapese's cell phone revealed other illegal activities including extortion and criminal usury. Investigators believe Marrapese used his status as a "made" member to carry out the criminal acts.
Alfred Maiello, 49, of Johnston is also accused of engaging in organized criminal gambling. A wire intercept of Maiello’s cellular telephone revealed nearly $400,000 in bookmaking activities.
State and local law enforcement officials arrested the following individuals Friday morning:
1) Frank L. Marrapese Jr, 68, of Cranston
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Conspiracy to commit extortion (6 counts)
-Usury
-Parole violation 
2) Edward C. Lato, 65, of Providence
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
3) Alfred Scivola, 69, of Johnston
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Conspiracy to commit extortion
*Arrested Friday morning by Las Vegas Police Department in Las Vegas, Nevada.
4) Vincent Tallo, 49, of Johnston
-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
5) Karl Anastasi, 20, of Cranston
-Conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act
6) Richard Calabro, 58, of Cranston
-Organized criminal gambling
-Bookmaking
7) Paul Calise, 56, of Providence
-Organized criminal gambling
-Conspiracy to commit extortion
-Bookmaking
 
8)  Melissa Cato, 36, of Cranston
-Conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act
9) Richard Cato, 38, of Cranston
-Conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act
10) John Conaty, 58, of Pawtucket
-Conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act
11) Gerald Coro, 40, of Johnston
- Organized criminal gambling
- Bookmaking
12) Anthony Delmonico, 55, of Cranston
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Conspiracy to commit extortion (4 counts)
13) Gennaro Dicarlo, 53, of North Providence
-Criminal solicitation
14) Christopher Disanto, 64, of North Providence
-Organized criminal gambling
-Bookmaking
15) Thomas Hartley, 74, of Johnston
-Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
-Usury
16) Robert Ianiero, 53, of North Providence
-Organized criminal gambling
17) Kevin Kitson, 51, of Glocester
-Conspiracy to commit bookmaking
-Bookmaking
18) Shawn Macdonald, 30, of Cranston
-Organized criminal gambling
-Bookmaking
19) Alfred Maiello, 49, of Johnston
-Organized criminal gambling
-Bookmaking
20) Walter McClean, 52, of Providence
-Felony shoplifting
21) Anthony Palumbo, 65, of Johnston
-Organized criminal gambling
-Bookmaking
22) Michael Romano, 58, of Smithfield
-Criminal solicitation
23) Helene Tallo, 50, of Johnston
-Conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act
-Possession of marijuana
24) Raymond Vallante, 56, of Johnston
-Organized criminal gambling
-Bookmaking
25) Michael Spaziano, 47, of Cranston
-Conspiracy to commit RICO, Conspiracy to commit extortion
The suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on December 7. Marrapese is currently held without bail at the ACI. Lato and Scivola are currently in federal custody.
All others were released on bail at the time of their arraignment in district court.

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/target_12/inside_mafia/25-suspected-mobsters-in-organized-crime-indicted-in-illegal-gambling-ring


1 comment:

  1. Spaziano and Tallo are both RATS no surprise here

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