Mobster ‘Chippy’ Scivola released from prison

Police photo of Alfred "Chippy" Scivola

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A reputed Rhode Island mobster who served nearly two years in prison for conspiracy has been released to home confinement, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

Alfred “Chippy” Scivola, 73, was released from Devens Federal Medical Center – a prison in Ayer, Mass. – on Tuesday, according to Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Chris Burke.

Scivola is now on home confinement, according to Burke. He would not release the town where Scivola is now living, but records show he lived in Johnston when he was sentenced in 2012.

Scivola was snared in a wide-ranging federal crackdown into organized crime. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in shaking down strip clubs for protection payments.

Also convicted in the sweep was former Patriarca family mob boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio, who has one more year left of his 5 1/2 year sentence. The 87 year-old is currently housed at a prison in a low security prison in Butner North Carolina.

Scivola officially wraps up his sentence in January.

Tim White ( twhite@wpri.com ) is the Target 12 investigative reporter for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow him on Twitter: @white_tim

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