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Monday, April 4, 2022

US Marshals catch escaped Rochester mafia hitman in Miami after escaping federal custody

Dominic Taddeo, the contract killer for the mob who escaped federal custody on March 28, has been found in Miami.

Taddeo, 64, was within a year of release when he escaped from a federal halfway house in Orlando. His escape prompted a manhunt that reached back to Rochester, where Taddeo fatally shot three organized crime figures and attempted to kill two others.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Taddeo was found in Hialeah in Miami-Dade County. He was captured around 11 a.m. "without incident," the Marshals Service said in a news release, hours after the Democrat and Chronicle first reported Taddeo's apprehension.

U.S. District Judge David Larimer said Monday that he'd been contacted about the arrest. Larimer was a sentencing judge for some of Taddeo's mob-connected crimes and has been kept apprised of the hunt for Taddeo.

This was not Taddeo's first disappearance.

Facing federal firearms charges, Taddeo was released on bail in 1987. He then disappeared.

Over the next two years, Taddeo used more than two dozen aliases while living across the East and Midwest. With the help of an informant, authorities learned that Taddeo was en route to meet his brother in Cleveland. They found him there.

Dominic Taddeo in 2020

Taddeo pleaded guilty in 1992 in federal court in Rochester to racketeering crimes. Records show that in recent years Taddeo has had a clean disciplinary record in prison and has taken advantage of numerous educational opportunities.



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