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Gangland Leader Joseph Gallo Sent to Jail

Nov. 14, 1961 - Joseph Gallo, the 32-year-old gangland figure on trial for conspiracy and attempted extortion, was remanded to jail today by Judge Joseph A. Sarafite. Judge Sarafite made no comment as to why he was ordering the defendant to prison. Gallo had been free on bail. When one of the defendant’s lawyers, Robert Weiswasser, rose to question the judge’s order, Gallo directed him not to, with the comment: “Don’t even bother. He’s too prejudiced.” Gallo is accused of having tried to take over half the profits and stock of a check-cashing service and three taverns owned by Theodore Moss, 28, of Mayfair Drive, Brooklyn.


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