BOSTON — Court documents show a reputed longtime member of the New England Mafia plans to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators probing the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner.
Seventy-year-old Robert “Bobby” DeLuca is scheduled to enter a guilty plea to charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements on Oct. 25 in Boston federal court.
DeLuca has been cooperating with authorities and implicated former mob boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme in the murder of Steven DiSarro.
DiSarro’s remains were found in March behind a Providence, Rhode Island, mill owned by a mob associate.
A Massachusetts State Police trooper testified recently that DeLuca told investigators he helped Salemme dispose of the body.
Salemme and 61-year-old plumber Paul Weadick have pleaded not guilty to killing DiSarro.