Two (More) Colombos on Trial for Cop Kill

'Tommy Shots' Gioeli when he was arrested.


Two Colombo family mobsters, Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli and Dino (Little Dino) Saracino, will appear in Brooklyn Federal Court to face a jury for a crime that defies even the twisted logic of the Mafia — killing a cop. Among other things.

Former Colombo crime family acting boss Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace, to be tried separately, may get the lethal needle for ordering the hit. I have already covered this story in the article listed below, "Could be Lights Out for Joe Waverly."

The police officer, Ralph Dols, was allegedly involved with steroids, illegal gambling and supposedly had ties to both Russian and Italian organized crime. His wife has had two husbands out of five die on her via murder. This story basically adds details about the so-called "Black Widow," Kimberly Kennaugh...read on...



'Joe Waverly,' who has been shot
so many times he has a slug in his
chest, may get the lethal needle.
From the NY Daily News:

She was cruelly dubbed the Black Widow after two of her five husbands were murdered.

But Kimberly Kennaugh is counting on Monday’s trial of two mobsters to bring justice for her slain spouse — an NYPD cop — and clear her name.

"I've been attacked as if I pulled the gun," she told the Daily News. "I'd walk outside my building with the bullet holes in the wall every day and there were detectives following me.

"There was "666" sprayed in red paint by somebody on the building wall. Somebody left a letter at my door that said, 'Are you happy now b----?' I felt the hatred."

Now, 15 years after her fourth husband, Officer Ralph Dols, was shot to death in Brooklyn, two Colombo family mobsters, Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli and Dino (Little Dino) Saracino, will appear in Brooklyn Federal Court to face a jury for a crime that defies even the twisted logic of the Mafia — killing a cop.

“I want closure for Ralph's family. I want closure for him," Kennaugh, 52, said.

"I want closure too," she added.

Federal prosecutors say Kennaugh's third husband, former Colombo crime family acting boss Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace, ordered the hit on the 28-year-old Dols because he felt disrespected that his ex-wife had married a police officer.

But as the killing remained unsolved for more than a decade, questions arose about Dols' alleged involvement with steroids, illegal gambling and ties to both Russian and Italian organized crime.
Detectives also focused on Kennaugh, calling her the Black Widow because her second husband, mobster Enrico Carrini, was whacked in 1987 after they had separated.

Cacace himself had survived a Colombo war shooting in 1992. Kennaugh’s first husband, Thomas Capelli, was a Colombo soldier.

The NYPD refused to put up a memorial plaque for Dols in Police Headquarters, but his housing bureau colleagues did so in their Coney Island, Brooklyn, station where he was known as the "Gentle Giant." His locker remains a shrine in the Police Service Area No. 1 locker room.

"Ralph had that locker and no one else can ever use it," said Officer Anthony Cerenzio.
"I want his name cleared. It was unjust what they did to him," Kennaugh said.

But prosecutors are pinning Dols’ murder solely on Gioeli and Saracino, and charging that they acted on Cacace’s direction.

Gioeli is also being tried on five gangland killings and Saracino on three.

Cacace is facing the death penalty for ordering the murder and will be tried separately. He was asked after his arrest about being connected with the murder of a cop and replied, "I don't give a f---."


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/widow-seeks-vindication-2-mobsters-trial-murder-husband-officer-ralph-dols-article-1.1041774#ixzz1pbv0XFID

Ambush on NYPD cop highlights wife's alleged Mafia ties


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