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Monday, November 25, 2013

Colombo associate busted for shoplifting from Home Depot

 Angelo Spata, associate and son in law of jailed Colombo boss Carmine Persico. One of over a hundred suspects in a massive roundup of mafia suspects.
The mob’s Thanksgiving turkey award goes to Angelo “Little Angelo” Spata of the Colombo crime family.
Spata, the son-in-law of Colombo crime boss Carmine “The Snake” Persico, was busted this month for shoplifting lighting equipment valued at $164 from a Home Depot in Brooklyn, the Daily News has learned.
The reputed mob associate was caught Nov. 8 making off with a dimmer switch and LED recessed lights from the Coney Island store without paying, according to a court complaint.
“How pathetic,” said a law enforcement source.
Spata was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to a spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. Both charges are misdemeanors that carry a maximum jail sentence of one year.
The arrest couldn’t come at a worse time for Spata, who married into mob royalty.
Spata is free on $1 million bail in a separate federal racketeering case and is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Federal prosecutors are expected to seek revocation of his bail because of the shoplifting arrest, sources said.
Defense lawyer Sarita Kedia did not respond to emails and calls seeking comment.


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