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Frank "Bobo" Marrapese headed back to prison

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By: Melissa Randall

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Prosecutors say Frank "Bobo" Marrapese used his reputation as a member of the New England organized crime family to instill fear. In Providence Superior Court Monday the mobster pleaded guilty to 7 charges including RICO and Conspiracy.

In January Marrapese refused a plea deal that would have meant serving 9 years in prison. The now 70-year-old was among nearly two dozen mobsters rounded up back in 2011 during a Rhode Island State Police sweep. A wire tap ties the men and women to a sports betting ring. 

At the time Marrapese was out on parole from a life sentence for murder.

"Frank is 70–years–old, as I mentioned, he's not in good health, and I think upon reflection he looks back and says, you know, it's something if I could do differently I would," said John Harwood, Marrapese's defense lawyer.

The judge sentenced the mobster to 9 years and gave Marrapese credit for time served. The Department of Corrections will have the final say on wether to award him that 2 1/2 years.

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