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LITTLE CHEESE: Carmen 'The Cheeseman' DiNunzio's brother Anthony DiNunzio, above, faces sentencing tomorrow on a RICO conspiracy charge in federal court in Providence.
The acting boss of the New England Mafia - and younger brother and seat warmer of imprisoned North End mob chieftain Carmen "The Cheeseman" DiNunzio - is expected to be hit with a six-year stretch for racketeering when he's sentenced tomorrow by U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith in Providence.
Anthony L. DiNunzio, 53, of East Boston was arrested in April on an indictment out of Rhode Island charging him with RICO and extortion conspiracy.
As part of a plea agreement he struck with federal prosecutors, DiNunzio pleaded guilty to the RICO conspiracy charge only in exchange for a recommended sentence of five to six years.