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NY mobster who killed 3 escapes federal custody in Florida

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 11:00:16-04

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York mobster who killed three people and attempted to kill two others has escaped from federal custody.

The Bureau of Prisons website says Dominic Taddeo escaped on March 28.

The 64-year-old had been imprisoned at a medium-security lockup in Florida before being transferred to a residential halfway house in February.

Taddeo pleaded guilty in 1992 to racketeering charges that included the killings of three men during mob wars in the 1980s. He was reportedly serving a 54-year sentence.

A federal judge in western New York denied Taddeo’s request for compassionate release last year.

A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson did not immediately return a call seeking information about Taddeo’s escape.