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N.Y. Mafia Boss to Face Trial for Officer's 1997 Murder

November 11, 2013  | 

He looks like an aging hippie, but federal prosecutors say Joel (Joe Waverly) Cacace is a lethal gangster who has repeatedly broken the cardinal rule of gangland: don’t murder a prosecutor or a cop,

The ponytailed 72-year-old Colombo crime boss goes on trial Tuesday for ordering the 1997 murder of NYPD police officer Ralph Dols, the New York Daily News reports.

It is the last chance to bring Dols' killers to justice

Cacace is halfway through serving a 20-year-sentence for orchestrating the bungled 1987 hit on the former mob prosecutor William Aronwald, killing the intended victim's elderly father by mistake.

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