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Joseph Colombo

AKA Joseph Anthony Colombo

Born: 16-Jun-1923
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 22-May-1978
Location of death: Newburgh, NY [1]
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Saint John Cemetery, Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Colombo Family Boss, 1964-71

Military service: US Coast Guard (WWII)


[1] St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh, NY.

Father: Anthony Colombo (d. 1938 murder)
Wife: Lucille (until his death, four sons, one daughter)
Son: Anthony Colombo
Son: Christopher Colombo
Son: Joseph Colombo, Jr.

    High School: New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, NY (dropped out)

    Colombo Crime Family Boss (1964-71)
    Italian-American Civil Rights League Founder (1970)
    Kidnapped by Joe Gallo (1961)
    Perjury falsehoods on real estate application, convicted (11-Mar-1971)
    Conspiracy jewel theft (charges pending)
    Racketeering control of gambling syndicate (charges pending)
    Shot three times at Italian Unity Day Rally (28-Jun-1971)
    Paralyzed after his shooting, lost most movement (1971-78)


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