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Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace, 61, reputed acting boss of the Columbo crime family, won't face death penalty at trial for 1990s murder of NYPD cop Ralph Dols. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered federal prosecutors in Brooklyn not to pursue Cacace's execution in the case

Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace, 61, reputed acting boss of the Columbo crime family, won’t face death penalty at trial for 1990s murder of NYPD cop Ralph Dols. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered federal prosecutors in Brooklyn not to pursue Cacace’s execution in the case

Holder ordered federal prosecutors in Brooklyn not to seek execution in murder trial of reputed former Colombo boss Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace

By  John Marzulli, New York Daily News

The feds will no longer seek the death penalty against a former Colombo mob boss for ordering the 1997 murder of NYPD cop Ralph Dols, it was disclosed Monday.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered prosecutors in Brooklyn to withdraw its intention for the ultimate punishment against former acting boss Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace, who is still awaiting trial in the case.

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