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Friday, March 30, 2012

Colombo hitman reveals he bedded the girlfriends of his murder victims

A mob trial took a soap opera twist Thursday when Colombo hitman Dino Calabro revealed that he bedded the girlfriends of two mob associates he killed.

After Richard Greaves and Frank Marasa were 6 feet under, Calabro admitted, he put a couple of extra notches on his gun belt.

The testimony came during Calabro’s fourth day on the witness stand in the trial of Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli — while the jury was out of the courtroom.

He recalled that Greaves had suggested a three-way romp with his galpal in 1995.

“What did you say?” asked defense lawyer Adam Perlmutter.

“I don't do that,” Calabro said.

At the time, Calabro, Gioeli and co-defendant Dino Saracino were allegedly already plotting to kill Greaves.

Two months after the menage-a-trois invitation, Saracino shot Greaves in the back of the head, prosecutors say. The body was buried in a Long Island industrial park and never found.

Greaves’ girlfriend Sandra reached out to Calabro, who was married at the time, to see if he knew what happened to her wiseguy.

“We hung out one night, three hours or four hours maybe,” Calabro remembered, unable to recall the woman’s last name.

Perlmutter asked what they talked about.

“Nothing that I remember,” Calabro said. “ ‘What are you doing? Have you seen Richie?’ ”

“I had a sexual encounter with her and I just don’t remember the time that passed after he was murdered,” Calabro said.

Calabro also copped to romancing the girlfriend of his first murder victim, Marasa, who was shot in Bensonhurst in 1991.

Calabro said the affair came a long time after the slaying and was more than a one-night stand, but didn’t go into the gory details.

Federal Judge Brian Cogan allowed the line questioning out of the jury’s presence to determine whether it was relevant to Calabro’s cross-examination.

Cogan ruled that the jury can hear about Calabro’s roll in the hay with Greaves’ girlfriend.

Earlier in his testimony, the jury viewed photos from Calabro’s 1991 wedding to long-suffering wife, Andrea, but the judge excluded allegations of domestic violence.

Andrea Calabro apparently forgives her husband for the eight murders he committed, his infidelities — and even a love child. He speaks to her by phone every day from a witness protection wing of prison.

“I committed 25 years of crime, horrible, heinous, horrific crimes that I’m ashamed of,” Calabro told Saracino’s lawyer, Sam Braverman.

“I’m working on changing my life, sir.”

Calabro, 45, said he agreed to become a government witness with the hope of going home some day to be with his wife and children — and he’s sure Gioeli and Saracino would like to do the same.

“I wouldn’t lie to do it,” Gioeli blurted out from the defense table loud enough for jurors to hear.

Gioeli is charged with six gangland murders and Saracino is accused of three, including the 1997 slaying of off-duty NYPD cop Ralph Dols.

Former Colombo boss Joel Cacace allegedly ordered Dols’ death because he had married the mobster’s ex-wife.



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