Joe Bruno on the Mob – Tommy Shot’s Request Denied


I guess the government thinks that Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli is too dangerous a man to be released to give away his daughter Julia at her December 2nd wedding.

http://www.amazon.com/Mobsters-Gangs-Crooks-Creeps-ebook/dp/B006H99D1U/ref=zg_bs_11010_5

Julia Gioeli wrote to Brooklyn Federal Judge Brian Cogan, “”When I think about my wedding day, I cannot imagine it without my father.”

Gioeli himself wrote the judge, “She needs me to give her away to the new man in her life, Walter.”

However, the prosecutors hardly agree. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes, “Since the gangster reviewed the government’s evidence in his murder trial, he could pass along the information during the nuptials to associates, who could use it to influence his case.”

Geddes also said, “There is substantial incentive to authorize and direct his criminal associates to commit violence to preclude their perceived testimony or the testimony of other potential witnesses against him.”

First of all, Gioeli has not yet been convicted of the six crimes the government is charging his with. So Geddes calling Gioeli a “gangster” at this point in time is a little bit over the top.

Secondly, Gioeli offered to provide the feds with a wedding guest list and to hire a security detail to monitor the ceremony and reception.

So what’s the problem here? There would be feds and private detectives up Gioeli’s butt during the wedding, making it virtually impossible for him to pass on information, or to order certain people to do bad things to other people.

Men on trial have been released before to attend their daughter’s weddings. Hell, even men stewing in jail after being convicted of numerous crimes have been awarded such a privilege.

I think the key to the judge’s decision may be the fact that one of the crimes Gioeli is accused of committing is the killing of an off-duty New York cop. But the man has not been convicted yet, so why not let him give away his daughter at her wedding?

I think the key to how Gioeli is being treated is what happened earlier this when he requested to attend his father’s wake and funeral. The government said, “Fine,” but with this caveat. Gioeli could not go to the actual wake, nor to the funeral. But instead was allowed to view his father’s body in the Long Island Federal Courthouse.

Gioeli refused to do so. So now they are sticking it to him good.

I wonder is Gioeli would get the same treatment from the law if his name didn’t end in a vowel, and if he wasn’t considered by the government to be a member of the Mafia..

Nothing gets law enforcement’s rocks off more than arresting, trying, and convicting a Mafia member. It gets them gaudy headlines and advances their careers exponentially.

Preventing Gioeli from attending his father’s wake and funeral, and his daughter’s wedding is just icing on the cake to those in law enforcement who enjoy these kind of things.

Sad but true.

You can view the article below at:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/feds-object-mobster-thomas-gioeli-attend-daughter-wedding-article-1.978105

Feds object to mobster Thomas Gioeli’s wish to attend his daughter’s wedding

Say he could pass along information to ‘criminal associates’

BY John Marzulli

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Originally Published: Wednesday, November 16 2011, 3:01 AM

A mobster’s wish of giving his daughter away at her wedding doesn’t have the feds’ blessing.

Prosecutors are opposing Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli’s request for a prison furlough to attend his eldest daughter, Julia’s, wedding on Dec. 2.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes said that since the gangster reviewed the government’s evidence in his murder trial, he could pass along the information during the nuptials to associates, who could use it to influence his case.

There is “substantial incentive to authorize and direct his criminal associates to commit violence to preclude their perceived testimony or the testimony of other potential witnesses against him,” Geddes said.

The prosecutor also said Gioeli’s offer to provide the feds with a wedding guest list and to hire a security detail to monitor the ceremony and reception were unrealistic.

It’s hard to believe Gioeli would even be allowed in a church given his resume for the Colombo family.

The crime boss is charged with six murders, including the killing of an off-duty NYPD cop. Prosecutors say he also participated in a gangland rubout in which a former Roman Catholic nun was fatally wounded by stray bullet.

“I’m going to hell,” Gioeli reportedly predicted for the 1982 slaying of Veronica (Sister Adelaide) Zuraw, according to court papers.

Brooklyn Federal Judge Brian Cogan unsealed four letters written to him by Gioeli, his wife and daughters seeking the furlough.

“She needs me to give her away to the new man in her life, Walter,” Gioeli implored.

“When I think about my wedding day, I cannot imagine it without my father,” Julia Gioeli wrote.

Earlier this year, after Gioeli’s father passed away, the judge approved U.S. Marshals to escort the mobster to the Long Island Federal Courthouse for a private viewing of the body. But Gioeli refused the courtesy extended to him because he was not allowed to attend the wake and funeral.

http://www.josephbrunowriter.com/index.html

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One Response to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – Tommy Shot’s Request Denied”

  1. This i s exactly what it smells like crap this man isph being treated so unfair its basically illegal. But the people doing this is the legal system. They have rules for u s and rules for them as a u.s. citizen and an Italian American this is so disturbing to me. Can u imagine how .his family feels . Prejudice is not what god wants for us. I guess the legal system can do whatever they want and never answer for their horrible behavior

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