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New York mafia hitman escapes federal custody in Florida

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A 64-year-old mafia hitman from New York has escaped from federal custody in Florida.

According to The Bureau of Prisons, Dominic Taddeo escaped custody on March 28th of this year.

He was initially imprisoned at a medium-security lockup before being transferred to a halfway house for inmates scheduled for release in Florida in February.

Reports indicate that Taddeo killed three people and attempted to kill two others during the mob wars in the 1980s.

He was eventually arrested in 1992 and was serving a 54-year sentence.

Taddeo’s request for a compassionate release last year was denied by a New York area judge.

It is unclear how he escaped or if he remains in Florida.