Colombo Associate 'Black Dom' Pleads Guilty to Queens Yeshiva Robbery

Dominick 'Black Dom' Dionisio, a
Colombo associate who is in hot
water and made a deal.
Colombo crime family associate Dominick "Black Dom" Dionisio pleaded guilty today to robbing a yeshiva of more than $50,000.

Black Dom worked at a Brooklyn pizzeria, Lucali, in Carroll Gardens, Queens, which was supposedly frequented by rappers and celebrities.

Dionisio pleaded guilty to racketeering charges and admitted his role in the yeshiva heist and several other gunpoint robberies. As part of the agreement he made with them, the feds will drop attempted murder charges against Dionisio for allegedly trying to assassinate two mobsters from a rival Colombo faction during the crime family's internal shooting war in the 1990s.

Ah, the good, old days, when Greg Scarpa was getting his eye shot out of his head, and playing warlord for Vic Orena as he tried to slip into the big shoes, after taking them from jailed-for-life Carmine Persco, was Wild Bill Cutolo, murdered years after the war ended so he'd let his guard down: he must've been a dangerous man, indeed.

And of course Johnny "Mr. Morte prima di disonore" Pappa, only a few years out of his teens during the war,  going nuts with a pistol, killing a rival mobster for the Persicos, then going psycho and slaughtering several friends, whittling one's face off with a knife. Pappa is now serving several life sentences. 

Mob expert Jerry Capeci called it one of the worst cases of Mafia recidivism (the act of repeating an undesirable behavior after experiencing the negative consequences of that behavior).

"Brooklyn federal prosecutors had believed that Dionisio and an accomplice opened fire in broad daylight on a crowded New York street, injuring one of the rival wiseguys and some innocent passersby," reports the

On Wednesday, the 41-year-old mobster told Judge Dora Irizarry that in 1991 he had waylayed an employee of the Magen David Yeshiva on McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn and stole cash and checks worth more than $50,000.

Dionisio, who's been a Colombo associate for 20 years, also admitted in Brooklyn federal court that he robbed Hispanic marijuana traffickers in Baltimore, Maryland, in the late 1990s.

The mobster donned a bulletproof vest and wielding an automatic weapon in those drug heists, the feds say.

He will face a prison term of 70-87 months when he is sentenced by the judge in January.

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  1. what faction was he with during the war ????


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