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Monday, June 4, 2012

Gambino enforcer Christopher Colon took along infant son in beatdown

Christopher Colon.
It was bring your baby to work day — Mafia-style.
Mob enforcer Christopher Colon took his 2-month-old son along when he went to collect a debt, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
The Gambino family goon used a bat to threaten both the debtor and a neighbor who had tried to intervene, prosecutor Elie Honig said. Then he hit the neighbor with his car, breaking the man’s ankle and clavicle.
“The fact that he had his son in the car at the time speaks to an alarming lack of control,” Honig said of Colon.
Honig rolled out that mobster/son bonding tale shortly before a Manhattan federal judge sentenced Colon to eight years in prison for assault and other charges.
Colon told the judge that holding his son in his arms for the first time after he was born on Sept. 7, 2010, was a turning point in his life.
Tall and skinny and not especially menacing-looking in his prison scrubs, Colon admitted he “made bad decisions” in his life.
Colon also told the judge that his dad, Lee Colon, a retired Transit Authority cop, has terminal cancer.
“I pray that when I come home he is still alive,” Colon said as his dad looked on.
Colon finished with a plea for leniency. “I won’t let you down,” he told the judge.
Judge Richard Berman was unmoved and gave Colon the max to “protect the public from the future crimes of Mr. Colon.”
Colon, a 38-year-old Gambino mob associate from Ozone Park, pleaded guilty in February to racketeering conspiracy, distribution of ecstasy, operation of illegal gambling business, extortion and three assaults in connection with racketeering activity.
Prosecutors say Colon ran with the crew of Gambino capo Alphonse Trucchio, who has also pleaded guilty to racketeering and extortion and awaits sentencing.
They described Colon as the “very definition of a Mafia enforcer.” They said they have recordings of Gambino wiseguys saying that Colon would have been a made man had he been born with an Italian name.
Colon and Trucchio were among 20 suspects busted last November in what prosecutors said was a scheme by the Mafia and the Russian mob to import women from Eastern Europe to work as strippers at two clubs in Queens.


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