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Interim Report of the Statewide Grand Jury (Reported November 14, 2016)

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Statewide Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging 20 individuals with various counts of conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling, organized criminal gambling, conspiracy to violate the Rhode Island Uniform Controlled Substances Act, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana over five kilos, and possession of a controlled substance, as a part of "Operation Free Roll."

It is alleged that the defendants were engaged in a multi-million dollar organized criminal gambling conspiracy, which involved the taking of wagers, setting betting lines, and collecting illegal gambling proceeds. It is alleged the conspirators received a percentage of the gambling debts as payment, in furtherance of the conspiracy.

The defendants were arrested in April after an eight-month long investigation by the Rhode Island State Police, local police departments, and the Office of Attorney General. The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned in Kent County Superior Court on December 9, 2016.

Below please find a list of the defendants and charges.

Thomas Pilderian (age 45) 55 Pine Ridge Drive Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634A Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

James Petrella (age 31) 26 Beach Row Narragansett, RI K1-2016-0634B Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling Conspiracy to violate the Rhode Island Uniform Controlled Substances Act Possession of marijuana with intent to deliver Possession of marijuana over five kilos Possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone)

Mark Battista (age 39) 400 Narragansett Boulevard Apt WSTB3 Warwick, RI K1-2016-0634C Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Timothy Moretti (age 47) 1710 Phoenix Avenue Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634D Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Mark Marinaro (age 44) 266 Old County Road Smithfield, RI K1-2016-0634E Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Joseph Brunelle (age 38) 12 Palm Street North Providence, RI K1-2016-0634F Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Eric Glaude (age 41) 35 Marigold Circle North Providence, RI K1-2016-0634G Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Sean Furney (age 25) 48 Roosevelt Street Warwick, RI K1-2016-0634H Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Lewis Silveira (age 51) 154 North Street Warwick, RI K1-2016-0634I Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Louis Scaglione (age 25) 12 Epworth Road, Unit 5 West Warwick, RI K1-2016-0634J Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Joseph Cappelli (age 39) 58 Firglade Drive Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634K Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Brian Cipolla (age 48) 178 Council Rock Road Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634L Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Christopher Costantino (age 25) 10 Cedar Pond Drive, Apt 12 Warwick, RI K1-2016-0634M Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Jason Pilderian (age 39) 25 Talbot Road Hope, RI K1-2016-0634N Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Jonny Lubo (age 45) 111 Wunnegin Circle Warwick, RI K1-2016-0634O Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

David Disano (age 43) 83 West Hill Drive Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634P Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

Dustin Sears (age 41) 40 Braeburn Circle Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634Q Conspiracy to commit organized criminal gambling Organized criminal gambling

John Depietro (age 42) 39 Prospect Avenue South Kingstown, RI K1-2016-0634R Conspiracy to violate the Rhode Island Uniform Controlled Substances Act Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver Possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine)

Zhen Wu (age 32) 125 Pleasant Street Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634S Conspiracy to violate the Rhode Island Uniform Controlled Substances Act Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver Possession of marijuana over five kilos

Shu Ruan (age 41) 125 Pleasant Street Cranston, RI K1-2016-0634T Conspiracy to violate the Rhode Island Uniform Controlled Substances Act Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver Possession of marijuana over five kilos

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