Filmmaker Corrente asks judge to let ‘Baby Shacks’ out on bailOctober 12th, 2011 at 10:00 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
By Tim White
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – In a second effort to be released from prison pending trial, the reputed former mob boss of the Patriarca crime family has received letters of support from more than a dozen Rhode Islanders, including filmmaker Michael Corrente.
In a motion filed yesterday in Providence Federal Court, lawyers for Manocchio argue the 84-year-old accused former kingpin poses no threat to the community and would have no shot at escaping if placed on a GPS monitoring bracelet.
Included in the memorandum are 18 letters from friends of Manocchio, including doctors, lawyers and former neighbors.
In his letter, Corrente – who produced such films as “Outside Providence” and “Brooklyn Rules” – wrote he spends time with Manocchio “on a regular basis” and finds it “very sad and confusing for me to see Louis Manocchio to be portrayed in the manner in which he is currently portrayed.”