PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 8 (UPI) -- Two dozen alleged members of the Patriarca crime family in Rhode Island have been arrested on racketeering, gambling and other charges, authorities say.
The alleged New England mob members taken into custody Friday included paroled killer Frank "Bobo" Marrapese Jr., 68, of Cranston, The Providence Journal reported.
State police Capt. James Demers said the arrests are the result of an investigation started last fall after police received information that Vincent "Big Vinny" Tallo, 49, of Johnston allegedly was running an illegal gambling ring, the newspaper said.
Tallo also was among those arrested.