- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former high-ranking member of the New England Mafia will be returned to Boston from Florida to face charges he lied to federal officials about the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/295i84B ) that 70-year-old Robert DeLuca waived his right to a hearing before a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. He’s a former capo in the Patriarca crime family.

DeLuca is charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements. His attorney declined to comment.

According to a federal indictment unsealed Monday, DeLuca lied to federal authorities when he denied knowing anything about Steven DiSarro’s disappearance. The indictment says DeLuca arranged with a former mob boss to have DiSarro’s body buried in Providence, Rhode Island. DiSarro’s remains were found behind a mill building in March.


Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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