Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Organized Crime's 'Judas' Hit Team

Mitchel Maddux at the New York Post offers an interesting piece about how the murder trial of reputed Colombo crime family boss Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli (seen in the above photo).

He made killing “traitors” his specialty — and his Mafia bosses rewarded him handsomely.

As two factions of the Colombo crime family battled for control in the 1990s, street boss Thomas Gioeli “developed a crew of professional killers” to ward off insurgents, “committing murder and getting away with it,” prosecutor Christina Posa told a Brooklyn federal jury yesterday.

Gioeli — known as “Tommy Shots” — took “the bosses’ side,” and “that meant eliminating traitors,” Posa said in her opening statement at the murder racketeering trial of Gioeli and one of his accused henchmen, Dino Saracino.

You can read the rest of the story via the below link:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/mafia_judas_hit_team_u7hlxEpuacPw7jRktqfENK

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