5 to plead guilty in Providence extortion case

Photo of: Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Several reputed Rhode Island mobsters and their associates have entered plea agreements in a case involving the shakedown of Providence-area strip clubs. The plea agreements were announced Thursday by Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha.

Among those who signed the agreements are former reputed mob boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio (muh-NOCK'-ee-oh), reputed capo Edward “Eddy” Lato (LAY'-toh), and reputed mob member Alfred “Chippy” Scivola (skee-VOH'-lah). Prosecutors say they will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and admit to being in the mafia. Prosecutors say alleged mob associate Richard Bonafiglia will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and alleged mob associate Raymond “Scarface” Jenkins will plead guilty to extortion conspiracy.

Two other alleged mob associates, Theodore Cardillo and Albino “Albi” Folcarelli, have pleaded not guilty to charges and are awaiting trial.