Police Capture Mob Murderer From New York State Who Escaped Custody
The mafia hitman from Rochester has been taken back into federal custody. He had been in a halfway house in Florida when he failed to return from an authorized medical appointment. The 64-year-old mobster, Dominic Taddeo, was convicted of racketeering for his participation in The Rochester Crime Family and murdering three people during mob wars. U.S. Marshals Service from the Southern District of Florida and the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force took him back into custody at 11 am on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Hialeah, Florida.
With only a year left on his sentence, Taddeo was in federal custody in Orlando, Florida. He had been released to the facility after previously being locked up at a medium-security federal prison in Florida. He failed to return on March 28 and was listed as "escaped" on the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons' website.
In 1992, Taddeo pleaded guilty to killing Nicholas Mastrodonato, Gerald Pelusio, and Dino Tortatice in 1982 and 1983. He fatally shot them.
Taddeo was a member of the mafia in the Western New York and Finger Lakes regions of New York State,
The Rochester Crime Family was an Italian-American organized crime syndicate based in Rochester that existed, in a centralized organized form, from roughly 1950 to 1993. Part of the American Mafia, or La Cosa Nostra, the Rochester Crime Family can trace its roots to various Italian-American crime groups, notably the Black Hand, a Camorra racket of the early 20th century, and later Buffalo's Magaddino Crime Family, of which the Rochester family has direct lineage.
According to Roc Wiki Taddeo was an enforcer, a mafia member who performs killings on behalf of the organization. It describes him as an,
Alleged hit man for the mob. Also involved in plot to bust drug lord Carlos Lehder out of prison and sell him back to the Medellin Cartel in Colombia.
In 2021 he requested a compassionate release from prison, but it was denied by U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. in WNY.
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