Skip to comments.Credible Witness: Big Dino Admits To Bad Acts
Posted on 03/30/2012 5:10:53 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
Yes, Dino "Big Dino" Calabro was a bad boy, a very bad boy, during his years with the Colombo family.
The mob-killer-turned-government-witness was on the stand for a fourth day at the racketeering trial against reputed street boss Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli and reputed soldier Dino "Little Dino" Saracino, and under cross-examination he readily admitted with full candor to a role in eight murders as reported by the New York Post, and sleeping with the girlfriends of two mob associates he had killed as reported by the Daily News.
If defense lawyers want to paint Big Dino as a bad person they did their job.
The traditional thinking is that a jury may be less inclined to believe the testimony of someone who has committed heinous acts. However, this defense tactic often is ineffective in mob trials. Flipped witnesses are credible precisely because they are slime bags; after all, who else would be involved with the Mafia to know where the proverbial bodies are buried?
Moreover, personally attacking the flipped witness ironically can have the broader effect of smearing those against whom he is testifying. After all, if the turncoat were such a bad person then why were the defendants allegedly involved with him in the first instance? As the silly childhood taunt goes: it takes one to know one!
Indeed, "evidence of Calabro's close, personal ties to Gioeli were entered into evidence yesterday several photographs of the two men together, with children at Disney World, at a restaurant and in other social settings."
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Did he excerpt his own blog?
Big Dino, Little Dino, Tommy Shots. One thing I can say for the mafia. At least they are creative in making up cute little nicknames for themselves between lulls in the mayhem and murder.
Hence, my moniker. I’m no mafioso, though— just a victim of a bad MRSA infection.
Better than NO_LIMIT_NIGGA.
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