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Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Dont call me your brother no more!" mobster yells to turncoat older brother

 Sebastian (l.) and Dino Saracino 
Sebastian Saracino testified against Dino Saracino
A mob-brothers betrayal to rival Michael and Fredo Corleone exploded in a Brooklyn courtroom yesterday when a Colombo gangster disawoved his own flesh and blood.
“Don’t call me your brother no more!” Dino "Little Dino" Saracino shouted at his turncoat older brother, Sebastian "Sebby" Saracino.
The elder Saracino had just delivered damning testimony, implicating Little Dino in multiple murders, including the slating of an off-duty NYPD cop.
The judge and jury were already out of the room and Little Dino was being led to a holding cell by U.S. marshals when he erupted with fury.
“Stop lying, Sebby,” he yelled as his brother stood about 20 feet away, looking at the wall and stone-faced.
FBI agent Scott Curtis stepped in between the warring siblings and said to Dino: "You want something?"
The judge later admonished Curtis and Dino Saracino after defense lawyer Sam Braverman sought to have the agent tossed from court.
The double-crossing of brother by brother is extraordinary in Mafia cases. Mob rats usually ask the government for a waiver so they don’t have to testify against relatives.
So when Sebby Saracino took the stand, it was as tense as any showdown between the Corleone brothers in “The Godfather.”
“He looks like s---,” Little Dino muttered to his lawyer, shaking his head. He nervously popped orange TicTacs and gulped from a bottle of water.
The older brother told the court he was born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and emigrated with his parents to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, in 1972.
He admitted being was a Colombo soldier.
"Are any other members of your family members of the Colombo crime family?" Assistant U.S. Attorney Cristina Posa asked.
"Yes, my brother Dino," he answered, identifying him by the green necktie he was wearing.
Sebby was shown photos of the basement of the Saracino family home on 76th St., nicknamed "The Dungeon." Prosecutors say thats where mob associate Richard Greaves and Colombo underboss William Cutolo were murdered.
"Who shot [Greaves\]?" Posa asked.
"My brother Dino," Sebby replied, swiveling side-to-side in his chair.
"He shot him in the back of the head," the witness said. "After Richie was shot he stood up, did a 180 and hit the floor."
In a steady, calm voice, Sebby admitted he helped bury the corpses of Greaves and another gangland victim, Carmine "The Gorilla" Gargano.
He also said that after Little Dino gunned down Dols in 1997 — on the orders of Colombo bosses Joel Cacace and Thomas Gioeli — he was told to get rid of his Cadillac because it was used in the hit.
"My brother was p----- off because he paid good money for the car and didn't want to get rid of it," Sebby said as Dols’ mother listened from the front row.
Gioeli is charged with six murders and Saracino three in the racketeering trial Brooklyn Federal Court. Dols was killed because he married Cacace’s ex-wife, authorities say.
Sebby Saracino decided to sing after he was arrested for immigration fraud. Facing deportation to Italy, he learned from the FBI that another rat had tied him to the Greaves murder, and he cut a deal.


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