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Authorities release former New England mob boss from home confinement


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A former New England mob boss who returned to Providence after leaving prison earlier this year has been released from home confinement.

Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges that he helped shake down strip clubs for protection money. He was sentenced to five and a half years in prison.

The 88-year-old former head of the New England crime family had been living in his old Federal Hill apartment to serve the remaining six months of his sentence. Authorities say he was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device until his sentence expired.

WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1NokYOC ) the Federal Bureau of Prisons last week released Manocchio from home confinement. He will now be on probation for three years.

Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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