A New York mob hitman escaped this week after leaving the residential halfway house he was moved to in February.
Dominic Taddeo, 62, was held in a medium security facility in Coleman, Florida until February this year. March 28, Taddeo left home for a doctor’s appointment and never returned.
Taddeo’s accommodation in a halfway house appeared to be accommodation for the man who was denied humanitarian release in 2021 and was a year away from his scheduled release.
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The former hitman claims he was at high risk of dying from COVID-19, citing hypertension and obesity among his risk factors.
U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. said at the time that Taddeo’s crimes outweighed any health risk he might face in prison.
Taddeo pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in 1992. He disappeared after being released on bail for firearms charges in 1987. The racketeering charges related to three murders in the early 1980s.
the Democrat and Chronic, a newspaper in Rochester, where Taddeo worked for a crime family, reported that despite killing three men, Taddeo’s reputation was best known for two failed assassination attempts on the same man.
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Taddeo tried to kill mob captain Thomas Marotta twice in 1983.
In the first attempt, Taddeo shot Marotta six times with 11 shots. Seven months later, Taddeo tried again, using 10 punches to hit Marotta three times. The second attempt also failed.
The Bureau of Prisons inmate tracker reports that Taddeo escaped on March 28 but has no further information.
The Bureau of Prisons did not respond to a request for comment.