Mattapoisett man sentenced to two years on extortion charges; falsely claimed mob connections
A Mattapoisett man who claimed to be an enforcer for the New England Mafia has been sentenced to two years in prison for extorting a Southeastern Massachusetts businessman, the US attorney’s office in Boston announced. Daniel A. Spooner, 54, pleaded guilty in December to extortion and attempted extortion. US District Judge Patti B. Saris sentenced Spooner to two years of supervised release following his prison sentence. At the sentencing, a federal prosecutor said that an investigation determined that Spooner acted on his own, and was not connected to the Mafia.