BOSTON (WPRI) - The one time right-hand man to
Thursday in a Boston courtroom, DiNunzio was ordered to reportto a federal prison in October to begin his 6-year term.
DiNunzio served as underboss in the Patriarca crime familybefore his indictment in this case and a separate state gamblingcharge. Law enforcement officials say the torch has since beenpassed.
The 52 year-old, DiNunzio, whose nickname comes from hisownership of a North End cheese shop, is riddled with healthproblems including diabetes. His Attorney Anthony Cardinalerequested the wise guy serve his sentence in a prison hospital.Ultimately the Federal Bureau of Prisons will make that call.
Investigators say DiNunzio personally delivered a $10,000 bribeto an undercover agent posing as a corrupt Big Dig official in aneffort to score a contract to supply loam and soil to the infamoushighway project.
DiNunzio, who tips the scales at nearly 400 pounds, has been onelectronic monitoring since his arrest in December 2006. He waspermitted to leave his North End home once a day to exercise for 60minutes.
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