Joseph DeSimone a reputed Bonanno crime family captain is headed back to prison after being sentenced to two years for violating his supervised release.
The 82-year-old New York mafia capo just finished up a 12 year prison term a few months ago for his role in a mob hit. The feds caught DeSimone attending two different high-level mafia meetings which held on Sundays in both Queens and Staten Island. According to the feds, the mob meetings were centered around an attempt to rebuild the Cosa Nostra family under new street boss Joseph Cammarano Jr.
A U.S. Probation officer called the attending of these meetings by the mobster the most egregious association violation involving organized crime in years. But DeSimone’s lawyer told the Brooklyn Federal Court that his client is done with the mafia, although Judge Nicholas Garaufis wasn’t convinced. The judge said the 82-year-old wiseguy should be enjoying his retirement and playing with his grandchildren instead of going to NY mafia meetings. The judge said this sentence will give the elder mobster time to reflect on how he might enjoy these things as most men don’t live to be 82 and should relish the idea of retiring to be with family.
The Bonanno family has seen multiple capo’s headed back to prison over last few months for violations of their supervised release as the crime family tries to stabilize and rebuild its ranks.