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Former New York Mob Hitman Sentenced To 3 Years’ Imprisonment For Escape From Orlando Half-Way House

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton has sentenced Dominic Taddeo, Jr. (65) to 3 years in federal prison for his escape from an Orlando half-way house, to be served consecutively to his remaining term of imprisonment on other federal convictions. Taddeo had pleaded guilty to the escape on May 17, 2022.

According to court documents, on February 15, 2022, Taddeo was transferred from the Coleman Correctional Institution to a half-way house in Orlando to complete his term of incarceration for federal convictions out of the Western District of New York. Taddeo’s projected release date from the half-way house was February 2023. On March 28, 2022, Taddeo was granted a community pass to leave the half-way house for a medical appointment, but he failed to return to the half-way house as required.  At the time of his arrest on April 4, 2022, Taddeo was in possession of over $5,000 cash and a driver license of a deceased individual.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service, the Florida Regional Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Prisons. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kara M. Wick.

Updated October 18, 2022