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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Colombo mobster liked talking about killing NYPD cop

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A ranking Colombo mobster awaiting trial for ordering the murder of an off-duty NYPD officer took pleasure in discussing the bloody Mafia hit, authorities say.
Bonanno crime-family boss Joseph Massino “mentioned to [Colombo consigliere Joel “Joe Waverly” Cacace] that there was a rumor circulating that [Cacace] had been responsible for the murder,” prosecutors wrote in a new filing in Brooklyn Federal Court.
“In response, Cacace smiled,” prosecutors said.
Cacace is set to go on trial next year for allegedly sanctioning the 1997 hit on NYPD Officer Ralph Dols because the cop had married the wiseguy’s ex-wife.
Sometime in the 2000s, officials said, Cacace smiled about Dols’ death while chatting with Massino — now an FBI informant — while the two were inmates together at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.
The conversation was recounted to the feds by Massino during a debriefing session in January 2009.
Details about the conversation were included in papers filed yesterday related to an upcoming pre-trial hearing in Cacace’s case.
But prosecutors also acknowledged that there could be a potential wrench if they try to use Massino’s 2009 recounting of his tet-a-tet with Cacace at trial.
They noted that Massino seemed not recall the jailhouse conversation when they asked him about it during a recent phone conversation.
Defense lawyer Susan Kellman insists that Cacace had nothing to do with Dols’ murder.
Last year, Massino — once dubbed “The Last Don” — became the first boss in New York mob history to take the witness stand as a federal informant at the trial of “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano.


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