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  • Former Crime Boss Files Ping Pong Injury Case Against Prison

    Former Crime Boss Files Ping Pong Injury Case Against Prison

    February 9, 2017 | Legal News

    Thomas Gioeli, aka Tommy Shots, a high-ranking member of the Colombo crime family, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the United States federal government for $10 million after he was injured during an intense game of ping pong.

    On March 19, 2014 Gioeli was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he was convicted of racketeering conspiracy to commit murder. While at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York when he took a spill during a table tennis match in August of 2013. The fall caused him to fracture a knee cap which led to surgery and both physical and occupational therapy.

    Gioeli’s personal injury lawsuit (or slip and fall lawsuit) has been assigned to a Brooklyn Federal Court Judge. He claims that the prison officials were negligent in allowing wet floors in the recreation area. Per a correction officer working in the prison at the time of the injury, Gioeli was found on the lying on the wet floors next to the shower, not the recreation area.

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