On Monday, an associate of the organized crime group, La Cosa Nostra, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release, according to an FBI press release.

Thomas Iafrate, 70, of Johnston, R.I., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and admitted he was an associate of the New England La Cosa Nostra.

The defendant was an associate to the gang while he worked as a bookkeeper for multiple adult entertainment businesses in Providence, including Satin Doll, Cadillac Lounge and Northeast Sales.  He participated in  racketeering conspiracies when he set aside and delivered extortion payments to other LCN members, including his co-defendant Luigi Manocchio.

Iafrate’s conviction was a part of a sting including four alleged members and associates of the gang, including an alleged former boss, that happened in March.

Richard Bonafiglia and Theodore Cardillo are also charged with racketeering conspiracy and extortion conspiracy.  A second superseding indictment in September charged Edward Lato, Alfred Scivola, Raymond Jenkins and Albino Folcarelli with participation in LCN.

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