New York Post: Colombo ‘Killers’ Beat Murder RapsMay 10, 2012 in News
The New York Post recently reported on our work defending reputed Colombo crime boss Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli. Here are some highlights:
In a shocking split verdict, Brooklyn federal jurors yesterday acquitted former Colombo crime- family boss Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli of direct involvement in six murders, and Colombo soldier Dino “Little Dino” Saracino of three gangland slayings.
Gioeli and Saracino, who were spared life sentences, rejoiced after both were found not guilty of the 1997 slaying of NYPD cop Ralph Dols. He was rubbed out because he married the ex-wife of Joel “Joe Waverly” Cacace, a former Colombo consigliere.
The bald, obese Gioeli, who has complained of a slew of maladies while behind bars, “was very moved” by the verdicts, said his lawyer, Adam Perlmutter. “He was heartened by the fact that he could — one day — return to his family and grandchildren.”
“We’re obviously very grateful to the jury for analyzing the evidence, and not the emotion of the case.”