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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gambino captain Joe the Blond dies of cancer in prison



Wiseguy Joseph "Joe the Blond" Giordano was denied treatment before being sent upstate.

A Gambino capo who was a member of the late John Gotti’s inner circle has died of cancer in prison, only six months after a hard-nosed Manhattan judge refused to adjourn his sentencing so the gangster could get a suspicious spot on his lung tested.

Joseph "Joe the Blond" Giordano died early Sunday in an Albany hospital prison ward. He was 64.

“He died alone,” Giordano’s son Michael told the Daily News.

Giordano was sentenced in March to one to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a $50,000 extortion plot.

Defense lawyer Joseph Corozzo had requested putting off the sentencing for medical tests, but Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro refused.

“My father went into jail coughing up blood and they ignored it,” Michael Giordano said. “He told me, ‘I’m not going to make it out of here.’ ”

“The judge could care less and so did the DA (district attorney) and the Department of Correction,” he said. “Everybody ignored the appeals we made.”

Joseph Giordano has an infamous past with the Gambino crime family. He and his now-deceased brother, capo John "Handsome Jack" Giordano, were the nephews of former underboss Joseph "Joe Piney" Armone, who reportedly conspired with Gotti to whack then-boss Paul Castellano in the 1985 coup that enabled Gotti to take over the crime family.

Giordano was a member of Gambino mob boss John Gotti's inner circle.

The Giordano brothers’ stature in the underworld went back to their roots at Armone’s hangouts in the East Village — Lanza’s Restaurant and DeRobertis Caffe on First Ave., sources said.

John Giordano, who had leading-man looks, was a close aide of Gotti’s, in part because the Dapper Don liked to surround himself with matinee-idol mobsters, a source said.

Joseph, nicknamed for the color of his locks, may not have had his brother’s looks but was highly respected among the Gambinos. He held seats on the family’s ruling council and the panel overseeing construction rackets before his arrest this past October.

He began serving his sentence at the Adirondack Correctional Facility near Lake Placid, where the medical staff initially thought he had pneumonia and treated him with antibiotics, according to Michael Giordano.

By the time the wiseguy was properly tested, a large cancerous mass had enveloped his lung and spread to his lymph nodes and voice box. Doctors gave him a few months to live and the family applied for a medical parole for humanitarian reasons so he could die at his Deer Park, L.I., home, but that request was still being reviewed at the time of his death.

“Joe was eligible to come home in February, but he ended up getting a death sentence,” a source close to the Giordano family said.

Three days before Giordano died, he was administered a dose of chemotherapy, Michael said.

The old-school gangster had lost his voice and was barely breathing through a collapsed lung, but was able to say goodbye to some family members in a secure unit at the Albany Medical Center. “He was in a prison ward in shackles,” Michael said, adding that the family is considering legal action against the state Department of Correction.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/gambino-capo-dies-cancer-prison-article-1.1472352#ixzz2gTc2qmjx


16 comments:

  1. Denying a prisoner medical treatment, that is the lowest of the low. Criminal charges against the government are in order here.

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    1. I am not quite sure how the Government is able to get away with doing these types of things to these people. It appears to be a pattern. If I am not mistaken, I believe they let Mr. Gotti die under similiar circumstances. It does appear the Government is allowed to be negligent regarding health care with certain people.

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  2. They should deny that judges mother treatment. .....cocksucker

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  3. these fed fucks do whatever they want and get away with it, if Joe was not Italian and mob linked there would be a public outcry and the media would be all over it

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    1. I think they do that to all bums. Italian or not

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  4. when you engage in criminal activity you never know when the long arm of the law catches up to you stop your crying

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    1. WOW !!! so when is the long arm of the law going to get the criminals that denied medical attention to a prisoner in their care ?

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  5. "when you engage in criminal activity you never know when the long arm of the law catches up to you stop your crying"

    I'm glad you posted this ananymous... cause letting the World know your real identity would've been a crime in itself, moron!!
    This is still a human being we're talking about! A human that has rights, even while behind bars!
    While the law may catch up with some... so does karma and wow can she be a bitch!
    RIP Joe... See you on the other side!

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  6. Yall know who did that shit so clip em n leave em in da street u say goverment i say anybody can be gotton to stop blamin da bay playa spray ya ak yall new mobsters embarsib da ogs like gotti shoot first smoke chronic after who run it dan dan da daaaa fuck da world decipke of christ bitchez fuck da po po n dem snitches count richez leavn dea agents n hoez in ditchez rip gotti son u neva see a bad guy like dat eh say goodnite

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    1. Uhhhh... what?? In English, with puncuation please??

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    2. @Anonymous Above,"Huhh? What?!"
      I too couldn't understand the post to which you commented; however, I read with "Phonics" & never could find a coherent, concise "Theme(lol)" to the aforementioned ramblings! Lol

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    3. @Anonymous "huh?...punctuation /English"

      I too wasn't able to "recognize the speech(ha!) vernacular of the same post you previously replied.
      Maybe the poster has a "talk to text" app ...hmmm? Lol!
      I'm from the South, the Delta; however, im able to pinpoint most Southern accents & Dialect's to their respected state/region/cities
      I sir, haven't the foggiest (pun intended) what the overall theme of aforementioned rambling post attempted to convey....right?

      I even tried phonics lol

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  7. I personally know a CO that worked at the facility in Raybrook who is heartbroken over this he got to know Joe as a person and has the utmost respect for his memory

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  8. TELL ME SOMTHING, WHO ARE THE BAD GUYS?
    I THOUGHT AT ONE TIME THAT I NEW. BUT NOW
    I SEE THAT THE PEOPLE I WAS TOLD WOULD HELP US AND
    AND WHO DID THE RIGHT THING ARE JUST AS BAD AND MAYBE WORSE. THAN THE PEOPLE THEY PUT AWAY AT LEST YOU KNOW
    HOW THEY ARE. LET A REALY SICK PERSON OUT YOUR KILLING THEIR FAMILY'S TWO, GOD HELP US ALL.

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  9. Just because judges etc are educated does not mean they are smart or compassionate unfortunately.... From what I am told Joe was a wonderful man ... May he rest in peace and may those who denied him care get a big bite in the ass from karma...

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  10. Its A shame though these Men might be considered bad men they Actually helped keep the degenerate spics niggers and other dirtbags in check there will be a day when the government will wish they left these men of honor alone we need more Men like him And the late J.G

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