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Friday, May 13, 2011

Accused Mob boss feared going to hell for accidental murder of nun...in hit that targeted pornographer


How many Hail Marys do you have to say if you kill a nun?
Federal prosecutors claim alleged Mafia boss Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli told a government informant that he feared he was 'going to hell' because he and associates accidentally killed a nun in the 1980s.
Gioeli, 59, was indicted for murder, racketeering and extortion in 2008 after feds allege he served as a hitman for New York's Colombo crime family.
Accused: Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli told an informant he feared he was 'going to hell' because of the accidental killing of a nun in the 1980s
Accused: Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli told an informant he feared he was 'going to hell' because of the accidental killing of a nun in the 1980s

Gioeli's trial is set for later this year, and he could get life behind bars.
Feds claim that on January 4, 1982, Gioeli and alleged Colombo family soldier Joseph Carna, also known as 'Junior Lollipops', shot at several alleged mob associates in Brooklyn.

As a result, fragments of a shotgun blast 'penetrated the doors and walls of a residence', killing social worker and former nun Veronica Zuraw, 53, court papers say.
According to The Village Voice, Ms Zuraw was shot in the head while she was busy putting away laundry.
Paralysed: Alleged mafia solider Joseph Peraino, Sr. was allegedly shot over profits from the porn film Deep Throat
Paralysed: Alleged mafia solider Joseph Peraino, Sr. was allegedly shot over profits from the porn film Deep Throat

One of the alleged hit's intended targets, Colombo family soldier Joseph Peraino, Jr., was found dead outside the Lake Street home.
Also injured was Peraino, Jr's father, alleged Colombo family soldier Joseph Peraino, Sr., who lived but was left paralyzed, feds say.
Ms Zuraw was a social worker with the Italian Board of Guardians, though before she married her husband, Louis, in 1974, she worked for the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese.
Ms Zuraw was then known as Sr. Mary Adelaide, and she ran a Bensonhurst storefront that provided aid to recent Italian immigrants, reports the Voice.
Veronica and Louis Zuraw had owned their home -- their first -- only 10 weeks before the shooting.
Mr Zuraw was at home at the time, watching TV, when he heard the shot that killed is wife.
Feds were given details of the case by former mobster-turned informant Salvatore Miciotta, who was allegedly one of the shooters.
Miciotta told police the Perainos were targeted over a dispute over the profits of the porn film Deep Throat, which the Peraino family financed.
Taboo: In Mafia culture, killing a nun is highly frowned upon
Taboo: In Mafia culture, killing a nun is highly frowned upon

Gioeli is not officially charged for the events of that day in 1982, but prosecutors hope to present the case as evidence against the alleged mobster in his current trial.
They also hope to present evidence that Gioeli allegedly assaulted his daughter’s boyfriend and planned to rob a Long Island amusement park.
According to the New York Post, Gioeli's lawyers will likely file to bar the jury from hearing of these alleged past crimes.
Gioeli is noticeably overweight and suffers from diabetes.
He suffered a stroke in February 2010, but a judge declined to release him because of his poor health.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386478/Colombo-Mob-boss-Thomas-Tommy-Shots-Gioeli-feared-going-hell-accidental-murder-nun-1980s.html#ixzz1MHHaWFAa


1 comment:

  1. I would like to know if Joseph C Peranio is still alive.If anyone knows please email me New him and his brother in the 70 Butchie pleases email me thanks

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