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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Former Patriarca crime family boss released from federal prison into home confinement

Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio is back on Federal Hill after more than a four year stint in federal prison for extorting payments from strip clubs.
Ed Ross, a spokesperson with the Bureau of Prisons, told the NBC 10 I-Team that Manocchio checked in with a halfway house on Tuesday after leaving a low security prison in North Carolina. Ross said he is now on home confinement.
Rhode Island State Police Colonel Steven O'Donnell told the I-Team Manocchio is living in his old apartment on Atwells Avenue. The restaurant, Euro Bistro, is located on the ground floor.
An I-Team camera observed a steady flow of visitors Wednesday, walking in and out of the Federal Hill restaurant.
O'Donnell expects the former mobster to go back to his old ways.
“That's all he knows,” said O'Donnell. “He has no other choices.”
For years, Manocchio was boss of the Patriarca crime family, often laying low and not seeking the spotlight. Although now 87 years old, Manocchio's criminal past, including allegations of murder, is well known amongst law enforcement.
The former mob boss will have to wear an ankle bracelet until his official release in November.



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