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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:15 PM

Man suspected of gunning down reputed mob boss mistook him as 'deep state' figure

Source: NBC News

July 22, 2019, 10:44 AM CDT / Updated July 22, 2019, 1:01 PM CDT
By David K. Li

The New York man accused of gunning down a reputed mob boss believed his victim was a figure in the "deep state" and had planned on making a citizen's arrest, his defense lawyer claimed.

The March 13 slaying of Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, a Gambino crime family underboss, was originally believed to be a mob hit.

But now it appears suspect Anthony Comello, 24, gunned down Cali in an off-base belief that the mob figure was "deep state," a secret organization out to take control of the U.S. government, defense lawyer Robert Gottlieb wrote in court papers filed Friday in a Staten Island court.

“He ardently believed that Francesco Cali, a boss in the Gambino crime family, was a prominent member of the deep state, and, accordingly, an appropriate target for a citizen’s arrest,” Gottlieb wrote, in support of Comello's defense by "mental disease or defect."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-suspected-gunning-down-reputed-mob-boss-mistook-him-deep-n1032331







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Reply Man suspected of gunning down reputed mob boss mistook him as 'deep state' figure (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 22 OP
Loki Liesmith Jul 22 #1
sdfernando Jul 23 #20
Eugene Jul 22 #2
cstanleytech Jul 22 #3
Xipe Totec Jul 22 #8
cstanleytech Jul 23 #9
Xipe Totec Jul 23 #10
iluvtennis Jul 23 #13
RockRaven Jul 22 #4
Marie Marie Jul 22 #5
UpInArms Jul 22 #6
kwassa Jul 22 #7
B Stieg Jul 23 #11
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 23 #15
3Hotdogs Jul 23 #18
Ponietz Jul 23 #12
BlueMississippi Jul 23 #14
safeinOhio Jul 23 #16
Vinca Jul 23 #17
3Hotdogs Jul 23 #19
paleotn Jul 23 #21

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:22 PM

1. Dude is fscked

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:21 PM

20. Well and truly!

The guy killed a mob boss...only a matter of time before they take their due.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:22 PM

2. Mental defect or is he just too stupid to live?

Either way, he's a walking dead man.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:22 PM

3. I smell bullshit!!!

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:56 PM

8. Can you elaborate? nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:03 AM

9. I think its simply an attempt to try to lay the ground work for an insanity defense

but to actually do this took planning so I doubt he is insane.
Rather I suspect he is simply another asshole who thought it was ok to do whatever the fuck he wanted to do of which there are many coming out of the woodwork since Trump took office.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:10 AM

10. Interesting take. Thanks. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:52 AM

13. +++ agree

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:25 PM

4. I've heard of all sorts of creative lawyering from mob defense attorneys, but that one is

somewhere between and

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:31 PM

5. And to think that I was called naive by a Trumpster because I laughed at

his belief in the Deep State and how they were trying to destroy poor Donald.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:36 PM

6. Crazy like a fox?

At Comello's first court appearance on March 18, he had the phrases "MAGA Forever" and "United We Stand MAGA" scrawled across his left hand.

"Beginning with the election of President Trump in November 2016, Anthony Comello's family began to notice changes to his personality," the defense claimed.

"Mr. Comello, the defendant in this case, became increasingly vocal about his support for 'QAnon,' a conspiratorial fringe right-wing political group. But Mr. Comello's support for QAnon went beyond mere participation in a radical political organization, it evolved into a delusional obsession."

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Previously, Comello had sought to "arrest" New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff, both Democrats from California, his defense said.


Scary times, indeed

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:54 PM

7. Well, Cali was a member of the deep state .....

just a different one.

The State of Mafia.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:15 AM

11. The Gambinos...

will probably throw their two cents in at some point.

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:01 AM

15. One penny on each eye?

The fare for Charon to take this guy across the river Styx?

The case for the defense is tough. If they lose, he goes to prison. If they win, he gets hit on the street. I think he chose poorly.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:19 AM

18. If he wins, he doesn't go on the street.

He gets to be John Hinkley's roomie.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:40 AM

12. Not sure whether that mitigates or aggravates his sentence

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 05:25 AM

14. Whether convicted or not

the guy has already been given a death sentence.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:34 AM

16. Gonna need a bigger

DSM IV.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:52 AM

17. What? No MAGA hat in jail?

Hmmmm - bet a person could get rich taking out a big life insurance policy on Anthony Comello. Sometimes being a dumb cult member turns you into a dead cult member.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:24 AM

19. Too bad he didn't use his law enforcement skills where it would have done some good,

like maybe, trying to save those kids that Hillary kept in the basement in the pizza parlor.










Calm down, Agnes. Its sarcasm.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:37 PM

21. I'm surprised this kid is still alive...

Either he's got security out the whazoo, or the mob is slipping. I suspect the former.

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