Saturday, March 26, 2022

Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli compassionate release denied

A judge rejected the appeal from cancer-stricken mobster Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli for a compassionate release from prison.
“The unfortunate fact in this case is that the defendant’s crimes were so heinous and the nature of his leadership role so dangerous that release would not be appropriate.” Gioeli, 70, was convicted at a 2012 federal racketeering trial for conspiring to kill supporters of then-family boss 'Little Vic' Orena during a war for control of the Colombo family. He was sentenced to 18½ years behind bars. The career tough guy was described as a cold-blooded killer during his trial where he was convicted of racketeering.
The family capo, heading a faction loyal to imprisoned head Carmine “Junior” Persico, was bumped up to street boss during the battle where 13 victims were killed — including a bagel shop worker gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. Gioeli famously won a $250k settlement after an August 2013 fall during a prison ping-pong game left him with a fractured kneecap needing surgery. The gangster is less than halfway through his prison term.