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.