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Former fugitive and New England mobster Enrico Ponzo indicted on racketeering, drug charges

A notorious New England mobster was indicted Thursday on 18 counts of racketeering, drug trafficking, witness tampering, and other charges, said a spokeswoman for the US ­attorney’s office.

Enrico Ponzo, 44, of Boston was one of 15 men named in a 40-count federal indictment in 1997 that was aimed at breaking up a brutal and bloody power struggle in the Patriarca family of La Cosa Nostra.

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