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Daily Archives: September 30th, 2018

Joseph Datello

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes, 

Luchese wiseguy Joseph (Joey Glasses) Datello had more than a few good reasons to want to deliver some payback to his old partner-in-mob-construction-scams back in the late 1990s.

Mr. Capeci writes,  For starters, there was the cold December 1999 night that Sean Richard concealed a tape recorder under a bandage under his left arm and recorded him and Luchese underboss Steven (Stevie Wonder) Crea talking about the cash they were making from bid-rigging and extortion schemes in construction projects in New York.

And then there was the $200,000 debt to Crea that his former partner in crime stuck him with when he flipped. And then there was the topper — how Richard called the 6-foot, 5-inch Joey Glasses “a big idiot, like Frankenstein,” when he boasted to the New York Times about his undercover exploits against Datello, Crea and 36 others.  Gang Land News