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Monday, March 25, 2019

The 24-year-old man accused in the murder of reputed Gambino family crime boss Francesco "Frankie Boy" Cali appeared in court in New York City on Monday. Anthony Comello's attorney claimed his client is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who was influenced by online hate speech. Attorney Robert Gottlieb also pointed the finger at politicians and even President Donald Trump, saying Comello radicalized through the QAnon conspiracy theory "and other right wing conspiracy web sites, hate words that have been spewed by citizens, including politicians, including right at the White House." Comello appeared in court in New Jersey last Monday wearing a green and white jumpsuit and had handwritten pro-Trump slogans on his palm, which he held in the air while waiting for the hearing to begin in Toms River. On it were scrawled pro-Trump slogans including "MAGA Forever," an abbreviation of Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."

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Quite the creative argument that a mob contract killer was somehow "radicalized" beyond the fact that he was already a killer for money.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-25 05:18 PM | Reply

Comello is a mob contract killer? Which covfefe hole did you pull that out of?

Mr. Comello has no known connection to organized crime, according to law enforcement officials and his friends.

www.nytimes.com

#2 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-25 05:43 PM | Reply

LOL, they always say that in the Tri-state area...from CBS

Police haven't yet said whether they believe Cali's murder was a mob hit or whether he was killed for some other motive.

Privately, police sources told CBS New York it appears Comello acted alone, angry that Cali didn't want him to date his niece, but publicly, the New York Police Department said nothing is off the table.

"Let me reiterate it again, this is far from over," NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermont Shea said Saturday.

"I do not believe this man acted alone," former FBI agent and organized crime expert David Shapiro told CBS New York. "I would be shocked if there weren't material assistance provided elsewhere."

When asked if the shooting might have been planned with others, Shapiro echoed the concerns voiced by NYPD investigators.

"I think it's a strong possibility," he said.

Suspect in killing of reputed mob boss flashes pro-Trump slogans on hand at hearing

Like I said, it is not only very convenient but extremely clever that an Italian american in NJ who killed a Mob Boss takes a pen and scrawls pro Trump and QAnon symbols on his hand before his lawyer claims he was "radicalized" at his prelim.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-25 06:08 PM | Reply

Unlike what you may have "learned" on The Sopranos, the likelihood that a NJ Mob Boss for the Gambinos was standing alone on the street talking to this guy without having a number of bodyguards nearby would be close to zero unless this was an organized hit...which is why CBS local news had this to say about the killing yesterday:

"Police are looking into whether this was the work of an organized crime gang, or a faction inside the Gambino family, including John Gotti's brother, Gene, who was just released just months ago after serving 29 years for dealing heroin."

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-25 06:25 PM | Reply

Gene Gotti, 73 years old.

Wow, guess he's a guy who has little to lose - might as well throw a Hail Mary and try to take the reigns while he's out of the clink.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-25 06:45 PM | Reply

#5

That is kind of the speculation going through the OCIDs in NY, Trenton and Stamford, they have seen this too many times before to think this kid acted alone.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-03-25 06:58 PM | Reply

USA land of criminals.

#7 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-03-26 02:54 AM | Reply

You know Liberals are at wits ends when they try to paint getting rid of a mobster as a bad thing.

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-26 10:56 AM | Reply

USA land of criminals.
#7 | POSTED BY ICHIRO

Not really, you must watch too much CNN..

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-26 10:56 AM | Reply

Mackris, most of us lefties are down on murder, regardless of whom the victim is.

Hard concept for you to understand, I'm sure.

#10 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-03-26 11:11 AM | Reply

Why pay for contract killers when you can get Qanon MAGAts to do it for free.

Smart.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2019-03-26 12:16 PM | Reply

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