Colombo Family Turncoat list continues to grow

Posted By Mafia News On February 1, 2010

Seems like things for the Colombo Crime Family just continue to get worse. Colombo Family “street boss” Thomas Gioeli known as “Tommy Shots” and family consigliere Joel Cacace known as “Joe Waverly” seem to have the rats stacking up against them. Both Colombo family members were charged 13 months ago with 6 mafia murders including the 1997 killing of a NY City police officer could end up facing the death penalty. It was reported last week that Colombo Family Capo Dino Calabro knowns as “Big Dino” had decided to turn rat and testify against the crime family leaders. But now it seems that the fed’s have another ace in the hole.

Reports now claim that long time Colombo family mobster Frank Sparaco known as “Frankie Blue Eyes”  who is a close friend of jailed family boss Alphonse Persico will also testify against Cacace and Gioeli. Sparaco already in jail after he was indicted on murder conspiracy charges along with Theodore Persico – Brother of boss Alphonse Persico in 1993. Sparaco was deeply involved in the Colombo Family fued that developed in the eatly 1990′s which left atleast 12 Colombo family members and associates dead. Sparaco made his decision to turn states evidence and testify as the Fed’s were considering hitting him with new murder charges stemming from the gangland hit on bar owner Michael Devine back in 1992. Recent family turncoat Calabro is reported to have supplied the Fed’s with information on the hit which was reportedly ordered from prison by Allie Persico.

Sparaco who is still serving his recent sentence was not scheduled to be released until 2014 and the new charges could have kept him in prison for life. Sources are reporting that Calabro was testify that Tommy Shots Gioeli was involved in atleast 5 mafia murders one of which was the killing of William Cutolo knowns as “Wild Bill” the former underboss of the crime family. Calabro could also link Gioeli to the killing of Colombo gangster John Minerva and an associate during the Colombo Family wars. Sparaco who was also involved in many killings during the Colombo war as behalf of the Persico faction can also shed light on the Minerva killing which there are also 3 other Colombo mobsters being charged.

Sparaco guilty plea in 1993 covered 5 mafia murders so he like Calabro has a long history of mafia violence. Calabro in the current indictment was charged with 8 mafia murders which would most certainly put him away for life if convicted. The decisions by Calabro and now long time family member Sparaco have really shaken the already staggered Colombo Crime Family. The fallout will with out a doubt be felt through out the family and it will be tough for the Colombo’s to take another strong hit the Fed’s.

Colombo Family Capo Calabro turns Rat

Posted By Mafia News On January 27, 2010

Colombo crime family capo Dino Calabro known as “Big Dino” has turned rat. Calabro has agreed to become a witness for the Fed’s after being tagged for a hit on a NYPD officer. Calabro was accused of killing Ralph Dols a cop in NY because the cop had married the ex-wife of a reputed gangster. Calabro was one of the shooters who reportedly shot Dols to death at his home in Sheepshead Bay.

The Calabro family has reportedly been moved out of there home and into the witness protection program by the Fed’s. The hit on Dols is suspected to have been ordered in 1997 by then Colombo Family boss Joel Cacace also known as Joe Waverly. Cacace felt like the cop had shown him disrespect by the marriage to his ex-wife kim even though Dol’s was the ladies fourth husband.

Calabro who worked with a team of other hit men to pull off the murder of Dol’s is now the second member of that team to turn informant. Earlier the alleged getaway car driver and Colombo family member Joseph Competiello also know as “Joey Caves” also turned rat in 2008 and started cooperating. Many people including the co-defendants of Calabro have felt like he was considering turning state’s evidence and cooperating as a way out of the multiple murder charges he was indicted on and could of possibly faced the death penalty at trial. Calabro had been a no show at a recent defense strategy meeting between the defendants and their lawyers saying he was not invited and when he finally showed up it was definately an awkward feel to his presence said one of the lawyers.

Neither Calabro’s lawyer Richard Jasper or the U.S. Attorneys office would comment on the situation or verify that Calabro had indeed flipped but its prettly clear now that the Dol’s case has been solidified.