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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tommy Shots wants to get out of prison to spend time with family


This mobster’s going stir crazy!
An attorney for Colombo crime boss Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli filed a long-shot letter in Brooklyn federal court yesterday requesting that his client be freed until he’s sentenced in the fall.
Gioeli beat six murder raps last month — including the execution of an off-duty NYPD officer — but still faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of three murder conspiracy charges.
The one-time street boss spent the past four years awaiting trial behind bars — but now the wiseguy wants out to spend time with his family and consult his doctors about various health problems.
Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli
 
Attorney Adam Perlmutter tried his best to rebrand Gioeli as a model citizen in his letter to the court.
“It is not reasonable to think that after almost 20 years of freedom without committing a crime, Gioeli would be likely to be a danger in the three months before his sentencing,” Perlmutter wrote.
A court hearing on the matter is set for next week.


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