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Luca DiMatteo

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes, 

Colombo capo Luca DiMatteo finished up an unusual nine-day jail furlough last week. He didn’t have much fun. The veteran wiseguy, who has several convictions for violent crimes including extortion, returned to the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn to resume his pre-trial detention as he awaits a racketeering trial in September that could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Mr. Capeci writes,   The 71-year-old mobster’s brief respite from the federal lockup is yet another telling illustration of how confinement in a federal prison can be dangerous to your health when you’ve got bladder cancer, diabetes or other ailments that require more than perfunctory medical care. Three weeks ago we reported that Genovese soldier Salvatore (Sally KO) Larca needed emergency surgery after receiving poor medical care for severe gastro-intestinal ailments at the federal prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Mr.Capeci writes,  DiMatteo seems even worse off. Brooklyn Judge I. Leo Glasser, who detained DiMatteo a year ago as a danger to the community despite his cancer, was so vocal about the shoddy care he got over the past five months that the feds agreed to release him for seven days so he could undergo tests at a real hospital rather than contest the issue with testimony by prison doctors and officials at a full-blown hearing. Gang Land News