GR SOURCES: Boston Mob-Don Turncoat Cadillac Frank Salemme Has More Charges Coming From Events Surrounding DiSarro Hit

Per sources in Boston law enforcement, former New England mafia don Francis (Cadillac Frank) Salemme will be indicted before the end of the summer on charges stemming from the 1993 gangland slaying of 43-year old nightclub owner Stevie DiSarro. Salemme, 82, entered the Witness Protection Program in 1999 and already pled guilty to perjury related to the DiSarro murder probe back in 2008. He’s been free since 2009 and spotted back in Boston in recent years.

“The shit is about to hit the fan,” said a source in the Boston FBI office. “This has been slow in coming together, however, all the chips are falling into place fast now.”

DiSarro was allegedly strangled to death by Cadillac Frank’s son, Francis (Little Cadillac Frank) Salemme, Jr. on May 10, 1993 inside the Salemme family home in Sharon, Massachusetts as his father and two of his father’s henchmen watched on. DiSarro’s remains were finally unearthed in March behind an old mill in Providence, Rhode Island on property owned by Patriarca crime family associate Billy Ricci, a close friend of Salemme’s then-underboss Robert (Bobby the Cigar) DeLuca. Salemme, Jr. died two years later of AIDS in 1995, the same year his dad was imprisoned.

The Salemmes’ were partners with DiSarro in a South Boston nightclub and go-go bar called The Channel and are said to have thought DiSarro’s pending issues with the IRS could convince him to cooperate with the FBI against them. Cadillac Frank did 15 years in prison between 1972 and 1987 for blowing up the car of an underworld attorney. A suspect in a slew of mob rub outs over the years – both sanctioning and participating -, Salemme was made into the New England mafia at a May 1987 ceremony, in the months after his release back onto the streets. When he grabbed control of the Patriarca clan in 1991, Salemme inducted Salemme, Jr.

Frank Salemme Jr.

Frank Salemme Jr.

Late last month, Bobby DeLuca, who also entered witness protection – following a 2011 pinch – was arrested in Florida and hit with obstruction of justice charges in connection with DiSarro’s killing. Like Salemme, Bobby the Cigar lied to the Feds in his post-flipping debriefing. The government believes DeLuca was in charge of DiSarro’s burial. Ricci had been in DeLuca’s crew. After getting arrested for involvement in a drug conspiracy back in the spring, he cut a deal and told authorities about DeLuca burying DiSarro on his property (then a construction site) more than 20 years earlier.

Arraigned two weeks ago in federal court in Boston, DeLuca, 71, pled not guilty. He is being held without bail. Salemme and DeLuca ran the New England together in the early-to-mid 1990s, with Salemme sitting atop his throne in Beantown and DeLuca looking after crime family operations in Providence. DeLuca did less than five years behind bars on their 1995 case and reemerged on the street as a capo and the right-hand man to Cadillac Frank’s successor, Luigi (Baby Shacks) Manocchio.

According to sources with knowledge of the investigation, East Boston capo-turned-informant Mark Rosetti and Cadillac Frank’s brother and lieutenant, Jackie (Action Jack) Salemme, were also present when DiSarro was slain and Salemme’s driver and bodyguard Darin (Nino) Buffalino might have aided in the body disposal process. It’s unknown if Nino Buffalino (incarcerated on extortion & armed robbery charges) or Jackie Salemme will follow Cadillac Frank and Bobby the Cigar into handcuffs in this case.

Stevie DiSarro

Stevie DiSarro

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