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 This press pass for Long Island’s Nightlife magazine was issued to Thomas Gioeli in 1980s. The pass was used as evidence in the trial of the alleged Colombo family crime boss

By John Marzulli , NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

FBI agents searching the suburban Long Island home of Colombo crime boss Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli made a startling discovery — the gangster had a press pass.

The card, bearing a photo of Gioeli in shirt and tie, was issued by Long Island’s Nightlife magazine and stated the bearer should be granted “all press privileges.”

The press pass expired in 1987 — a few years before Gioeli allegedly killed his way to become acting boss of the crime family and long before he began blogging from federal prison.

Nightlife’s editor Michael Cutino solved the mystery of Gioeli’s journalistic credentials.

The magazine was doing a promotion at a nightclub in the Hamptons, and Gioeli worked for an outfit that provided attractive cigarette girls for the event.

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