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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Birthday Serenade For Former Colombo Acting Boss In Court

 Joel 'Joe Waverly' Cacace was serenaded for his birthday in a courtroom while accused of killing a cop.

An accused cop-killing gangster was serenaded in a Brooklyn courtroom by well-wishers on his 69th birthday - in front of the slain officer's parents.
Former Colombo crime boss Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace smiled and waved to his fans after their off-key rendition of "Happy Birthday" before Federal Judge Brian Cogan had taken the bench.
"If they baked him a cake, I hope the marshals checked what's inside," said one disgusted law enforcement official.
Cacace is charged with ordering the murder of NYPD cop Ralph Dols because the pony-tailed mobster felt disrespected that his ex-wife had married a police officer.
Gunmen ambushed Dols outside his Sheepshead Bay home in 1997.
Dols' parents attend every court hearing, accompanied by FBI agents and a uniformed cop from their son's housing police station.
Absent from the birthday festivities were co-defendants Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli and Dino (Little Dino) Saracino who refused to leave the holding pens because they were shackled.
Sources said the security level for the defendants was increased because of their supporters' disorderly courthouse behavior in the past.
Cacace apparently didn't want to disappoint his supporters, and the handcuffs didn't prevent him from acknowledging their song.


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