Feds: Ex-New England mob boss arrested in Connecticut murder of witness

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BOSTON — Federal prosecutors say former New England La Cosa Nostra mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, 82, was arrested in Connecticut on Wednesday in connection to the murder of a witness.

The 82-year-old Salemme was charged Wednesday with the murder of a witness on May 10, 1993.

The name of the witness wasn't released, but another former high-ranking member of the New England mob was charged in June with lying to federal officials about the May 1993 killing of Boston nightclub manager Steven DiSarro. Robert DeLuca's indictment says he arranged with Salemme to have DiSarro's body buried in Rhode Island.

Salemme agreed to be held without bail, at least temporarily. Prosecutors say Salemme had been living in Atlanta and was arrested Wednesday in Connecticut while fleeing. Salemme's lawyer denied that his client was trying to flee.