Mob Hitman Escapes Federal Custody
A notorious mob hitman has escaped from federal custody in Florida.
Dominic Taddeo, who killed three people and attempted to kill two others, was held in a medium-security facility in Coleman, Florida, before being transferred to a residential halfway house in February.
Taddeo, 64, left the halfway house for an approved medical appointment on March 28 and never returned.
In 2020, Taddeo requested a compassionate release due to health issues and the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. denied Taddeo’s request, citing his criminal record.
“Taddeo’s prior convictions are for crimes including assault, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and, most notably, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy arising from his employment and association with Rochester’s La Cosa Nostra organized crime family,” Geraci wrote in the denial.
“The RICO charges involve the murder of three individuals, attempted murder of two more individuals, and conspiracy to murder a fifth person.”