Reputed mobster indicted on new gun charges after search

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A reputed mobster has been indicted on weapons charges stemming from a search of his Connecticut home by federal agents who were looking for a half billion dollars’ worth of stolen artwork.

A federal grand jury indicted Robert Gentile on Tuesday.

Federal authorities say they seized several guns and a silencer during the May 2 search of Gentile’s Manchester home.

The alleged New England Mafia member has been targeted by federal authorities since a gangster’s widow claimed that her husband gave Gentile two of the paintings that were stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Gentile’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment. He has previously said Gentile has no information about the stolen art’s whereabouts.

Gentile is currently in federal custody awaiting trial in a separate gun case.

(Copyright (c) 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)