- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A reputed longtime member of the New England Mafia is expected to plead guilty this week to charges he lied to investigators probing the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner.

A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled in federal court Friday for Robert DeLuca.

DeLuca originally pleaded innocent to charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements.

Steven DiSarro, the owner of the now-defunct nightclub called The Channel, disappeared in 1993. His remains were found in March behind a Providence, Rhode Island, mill owned by a mob associate.

A Massachusetts state trooper testified that DeLuca told investigators he helped former mob boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme (sah-LEHM’-ee) dispose of DiSarro’s body.

Salemme and another man have pleaded not guilty in DiSarro’s killing.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide