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Monday, July 17, 2017

Longtime Patriarca crime family member dead at 76


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Scivola, of Johnston, completed his last stint in prison in January 2015, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, for his role in a large-scale racketeering scheme involving several strip clubs in Providence.
Alfred “Chippy” Scivola, a longtime organized crime figure who was in and out of jail for much of his adult life, has died.
Scivola, 76, of Johnston, died July 14 at Rhode Island Hospital, according to his obituary.
He completed his last stint in prison in January 2015, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, for his role in a large-scale racketeering scheme involving several strip clubs in Providence. At the time, prosecutors said Scivola had been extorting “protection payments” from strip club owners since the mid-1980s.
Scivola was also sent to prison for two years in 2005 for attempted extortion of a strip club owner in Stamford, Conn. In 1983, he was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to receiving a truckload of La-Z-Boy recliners.
He reportedly suffered from respiratory problems, diabetes and heart disease.
Scivola is also the former owner of a private social club on Atwells Avenue. In 1998, state police raided the club and arrested Scivola on bookmaking charges. At the time, law enforcement described him as a “made member of the Patriarca crime family ... who accepts illegal wagers at his social club on a daily basis.”
His obituary describes him as “the cherished grandfather of six and great-grandfather of one.”
Scivola is survived by his wife, Loretta Scivola; three children, Alfred Scivola, Anthony Scivola and Lisa Balastracci; and three step-children, Mark A. Pezza, Lisa R. Pezza and Robin A. Rocha, according to his obituary.
A funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Ghost Church in Providence.

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20170716/passages-longtime-organized-crime-figure-alfred-chippy-scivola-76


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