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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mobster Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli decides against viewing dad's dead body in parking garage

Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli changed his mind about viewing his father's dead body.
Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli changed his mind about viewing his father's dead body.

A jailed mobster's family put the kibosh Tuesday on an undignified final viewing of his dead dad's body in a musty federal courthouse parking garage.
Salvatore Gioeli, 81, father of former Colombo crime family acting boss, Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli, was buried at noon after a service at a Long Island church.
Under a deal between the feds and the former acting godfather's lawyer, the mobster was supposed to get 20 minutes with his deceased dad in a courthouse carpark before he was put to rest.
The deal was a compromise between the 58-year-old gangster, who wanted to attend the Mass at  St. Kilian's church in Farmingdale and federal prosecutors, who did not want to let Gioeli out in public. Gioeli, who is housed in Brooklyn federal prison, is accused of murdering six people, including a cop.
Instead of attending the funeral, the feds offered to allow Gioeli to pay his last respects in the sallyport of the federal courthouse in Central Islip, not Brooklyn as had been originally reported.
This morning, before the funeral, Gioeli's lawyer called U.S. Marshals and canceled the memorial without explanation.
At St. Kilian's, friends expressed disgust that Gioeli was barred from the funeral Mass.
"He hasn't been convicted, so he's still an innocent man," said a mourner. "They should have let him come to his father's funeral."
Of the deal to have Gioeli see his dad's body in a garage, another mourner, "Vinny M" declared "That's just tacky."


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