Colombo crime family mobster Lukey DiMatteo has been sentenced to five years in prison for a mafia shakedown of a Brooklyn tattoo parlor.
According to prosecutors the owner of the business was forced to pay $150 a week in extortion payments from the mid-1990s to 2015 totaling more than $100,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allon Lifshitz said “He’d use that man’s business as a personal piggy bank, They’d walk in, take cash and walk out.” according to the NYDailynews report. Lifshitz also noted that surveillance video had captured money being illegally taken from the business.
Lukey was joined by his uncle Colombo family captain Luca DiMatteo in the mafia linked shakedown. The New York mafia duo will now both be behind bars with Luca already being sentenced to 33 months for his part in the scheme. According to the plea deal, Lukey was also ordered to pay $75,000 in criminal forfeiture to the government. The 47-year-old mobster told Federal Judge Leo Glasser “I’d just like to get home for my kids as soon as possible.” Even though Lukey showed no real remorse for his criminal actions judge Glasser told him “I know it’s hard for you to cut yourself loose from ‘the life, Good luck to you.”