DeLuca speculation grows as FBI reveals initials of informant

By Tim White

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Court documents filed in the sweeping mob case against the reputed former boss Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio and others is shedding more light on the “made member” of the crime family that worked with the FBI.

According to documents filed by the defense team for accused mob associate Albino Folcarelli, the man federal investigators used to wear a hidden microphone has the initials “RD.”

The revelation is fueling the widely held belief that Robert “Bobby” DeLuca, a high-ranking member of the Patriacra crime family, worked with law enforcement. DeLuca has not been seen in Rhode Island for months.

The motion is asking the courts to remove three secretly recorded conversations between reputed capo regime Edward “Eddy” Lato and two different cooperating witnesses.

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