Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Secret jury pool in Colombo slay trial of Tommy Shots Gioeli and Little Dino Saracino

FIVE HUNDRED prospective jurors will report Monday to federal court in Brooklyn for the upcoming trial of two Colombo gangsters.
Former street boss Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli is charged with six mob killings and reputed soldier Dino "Little Dino" Saracino is accused of three.
Both are charged with carrying out the murder of off-duty NYPD cop Ralph Dols, who was marked for death after marrying the ex-wife of then-boss Joel Cacace.
Judge Brian Cogan shot down Saracino’s bid for a separate jury.
Cogan did grant Gioeli’s motion to strike his evocative nickname from the indictment, but a parade of mob rats are free to use it when they take the stand.
The prospective jurors will fill out a questionnaire and return next Monday to be questioned. Their names will be kept secret because of the Colombo family’s history of witness tampering and obstruction of justice.


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