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NYC judge grants two Gambino crime family members granted bond in time for Thanksgiving

A Brooklyn judge has granted bail in time for two alleged members of the Gambino crime family, noting that the current gang is less violent than its predecessors.

“We used to let murderers out on bail,” Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Frederick Block said during Tuesday’s hearing for Diego “Danny” Tantillo and Angelo “Fifi” Gradiron. . Daily News reported.

“In this particular case, there’s nothing even close to that. Fortunately, I don’t think the younger generation of mafias are killing people these days,” the 89-year-old judge said, releasing the pair on bail. He spoke while agreeing to do so.

Tantillo, 48, and Gradiron, 57, were among 10 mob suspects indicted earlier this month for violent takeovers of garbage hauling and demolition businesses in the Big Apple.

The prosecution and defense have reportedly agreed to set bail at $5 million for Mr. Tantillo and $1 million for Mr. Gradillon.

“We have to have a human side,” Judge Bullock said. “We’re going to have Thanksgiving on Thursday. We might have to try letting them out tomorrow.”

Mr. Tantillo and Mr. Gradillone, pictured together, were granted bail in time for Thanksgiving by a Brooklyn judge who noted that today’s gangs are less violent than their predecessors. Ta.
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The suspect asked why the two must remain behind bars when other members allegedly involved in the scheme were released on bail, the newspaper said.

Tantillo, a resident of Freehold, New Jersey, is accused of extorting money from a wheeler dealer and a demolition company owner. Gradillon, a Staten Island resident, is suspected of accepting no-show jobs at construction companies as part of an extortion conspiracy, prosecutors said.

“I know the character of the Mafia very well,” said Bullock, who sentenced the late Gambino boss Peter Gotti in a 2004 racketeering and money laundering case, according to a report in the Daily News. Ta.

“We have to have a human side,” Judge Bullock said. “We’re going to have Thanksgiving on Thursday. We might have to try letting them out tomorrow.”
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“I don’t see where this is ringing a bell.”

According to reports, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Rodin argued that Tantillo and Gradillone were part of a conspiracy with intent to commit violence, but Tantillo’s attorney, Andrew Weinstein, pushed this back.

“Essentially, the essence of the government’s argument is that once a defendant is charged with a violent crime and then the word mafia is thrown around, that’s the end of the game,” he said.

Mr. Tantillo and Mr. Gradillone were among 10 mob suspects indicted earlier this month in a violent takeover of trash hauling and demolition businesses in the Big Apple.
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Prosecutors previously said Tantillo helped orchestrate the hammer attack on a temporary worker at a demolition company that left the victim bleeding. He is also suspected of being involved in a plan to threaten the owner of a wagon company with a baseball bat and set fire to the stairs of the owner’s home, authorities said.

The prosecution and defense have reportedly agreed to set bail at $5 million for Mr. Tantillo and $1 million for Mr. Gradillon.

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