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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Judge Warns Imprisoned Colombo Boss To Stop Complaining

A fed-up Brooklyn judge warned Colombo crime boss Thomas Gioeli on Tuesday to knock off the nonstop complaining about his prison conditions.
After patiently listening to Gioeli drone on about his neck, back and dental woes, Magistrate Ramon Reyes was in no mood to entertain the gangster's allegation that guards at the MDC "robbed" his portable radio and wrist watch.
"Stop bothering me!" Reyes snapped.
"And stop bothering Judge [Brian] Cogan. We have more important things to worry about."
Gioeli, 57, looked wounded. "Than my teeth or my heart?" he asked.
"I'm talking about the radio and the watch," Reyes said, advising him to file grievances at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
Reyes also refused to order prison officials to refill Gioeli's prescription for Plavix because the medical literature advises only a 12-month regimen of the blood-thinning heart med.
Gioeli, the reputed acting boss of the crime family, is charged with six gangland murders, including the fatal shooting of off-duty NYPD cop Ralph Dols.
Over the past two years, Gioeli's lawyers have filed numerous legal motions complaining about the medical treatment and prison food at the Brooklyn jail.
"I have no teeth," Gioeli said Tuesday. "I can't chew my food. I'm choking. My back is out. My knee needs replacing. It's an ongoing thing."



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