Massachusetts

Mobster pleads guilty to lying during probe of '93 killing

FILE - This booking file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Robert Paul DeLuca, a longtime member of the New England Mafia  who is expected to plead guilty to charges he lied to authorities investigating the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner. A change-of-plea hearing for DeLuca is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in federal court in Boston.
 (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

FILE - This booking file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Robert Paul DeLuca, a longtime member of the New England Mafia who is expected to plead guilty to charges he lied to authorities investigating the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner. A change-of-plea hearing for DeLuca is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in federal court in Boston. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded guilty to charges he lied to authorities investigating the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner.

Robert DeLuca entered guilty pleas Friday to a single count of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 1.

Steven DiSarro's remains were discovered earlier this year behind a Providence, Rhode Island, mill owned by a mob associate.

DeLuca told investigators he helped former mob boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme (sah-LEHM'-ee) dispose of DiSarro's body. Salemme and another man have pleaded not guilty in DiSarro's killing.

A plea agreement says DeLuca also intends to plead guilty in state court in Rhode Island to conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of mob enforcer Kevin Hanrahan in 1992.