Joseph Carna also known as “Junior Lollipops” a capo in the Colombo crime family died of natural causes in prison. The 71 year old mobster was doing a six month sentence for for money laundering. His lawyer said he suffered from various medical problems including a heart condition. Carna was a participant on the attempted mob hit on porn king Joseph Peraino that left him paralyzed and former nun Veronica Zuraw dead struck by a stray bullet.
“Joseph Carna (front)“
According to the feds former Colombo family boss Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli was also involved in the failed Peraino hit although neither gangsters were even charged. Prosecutors claimed that Gioeli once blabbed to a member of his mafia crew that he was going to hell because of the nun’s murder.
His latest conviction resulted from being busted laundering money for an illegal gambling business he was partners in with other high ranking Colombo mobsters. Arrangements for the long time New York mafia member has not yet been released.