Belmont resident and former Massachusetts State Trooperwas formally indicted on two criminal counts of extortion by a grand jury in US District Court in Boston Wednesday.
just off Trapelo Road after a long-time bookie – known in court documents as "John Doe A" – asked the FBI for help after Analetto began treatening to kill the gambler and sought to muscle in on his large number of East Coast clients.
Assistant US Attorney Eugenia Carris said that Analetto extorted the bookie "to collect and attempt to collect an extension on credit" in violation of federal law.
Carris said Analetto also used "extortionale means" to collect the money.
Both charges carry a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine or both if Analetto is convicted.
In addition, if convicted on one or more of the offenses, Analetto will lose any funds or property that can be traced back to the extortion.