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Head of New England Mafia to plead guilty

The head of the New England Mafia has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in Rhode Island on Thursday to taking part in an extortion plot, according to court documents filed Wednesday. It was the latest blow to a criminal organization that continues to see its power erode.

Anthony L. DiNunzio, 53, of East Boston, the younger brother of convicted mobster Carmen “The Cheese Man” DiNunzio, would be the sixth consecutive boss or acting boss of the area faction of La Cosa Nostra to be convicted.

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