Former New England Mob Boss Moved to Halfway House

Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio, 87, is from Providence

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Former New England mob boss Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio has been moved from prison to a halfway house.

A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons says Manocchio was moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a halfway house Tuesday. Manocchio was the head of the Patriarca crime family from the mid-1990s until 2009.

The 87-year-old Providence man pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges he organized a shakedown ring focusing on Providence strip clubs, generating as much as $1.5 million for the mob. He was sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison.

The prison spokesman didn't specify the location of the halfway house. 

The closest halfway house to Providence is Boston's Coolidge House.

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