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Mobster Gets 3 years, 10 months In Rhode Island Extortion Case

A New England Mafia member was ordered on Thursday to serve three years and 10 months in federal prison for his role in the shakedown of Rhode Island strip clubs, becoming the second admitted mobster and fifth person overall to be sentenced in the case.

06/07/2012