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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Deal offered to reputed mob associate

Federal prosecutors have offered a reputed mob associate a plea deal, according to court records obtained by Target 12.
Thomas Iafrate was charged earlier this year in a national bust into organized crime along with the reputed former boss of the Patriarca crime family, Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio.
According to a filing made Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence, Iafrate’s lawyer informed the judge that Iafrate has been offered a plea agreement by federal prosecutor William Ferland.
“The defendant’s Counsel needs this 30-day period to review and discuss this plea agreement with the defendant,” wrote defense attorney Kevin Salvaggio.
Iafrate is accused of taking part in a shakedown scheme, extorting protection payments from Rhode Island strip clubs.
Manocchio, 83 , of Providence, and three others were also picked up in the sting.
A judge has to sign off on Salvaggio's request for more time.



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