Mobster’s son pleads guilty in LIRR overtime case

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The son of a murderous Queens mobster pleaded guilty Thursday for his function in an MTA overtime scheme that netted him 1000’s of {dollars}.

Frank Pizzonia, son of reputed Gambino captain Dominick “Skinny Dom” Pizzonia, copped to at least one rely of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in Manhattan federal courtroom for his function in the overtime scheme. 

At the plea listening to, Pizzonia mentioned he conspired along with his different defendants to falsify timesheets in 2018 and 2019 to jack up overtime funds he and others obtained from the MTA. 

“I was not present on the job site,” Pizzonia mentioned of the fraudulent timesheets he submitted to the state company. 

He obtained fee for the “work” by means of a direct deposit he had arrange with the MTA, he added. 

Pizzonia, who was employed by the MTA in 1988 and labored as a monitor employee for the LIRR, schemed with “overtime king” Thomas Caputo and three others “by repeatedly covering for one another’s absences from work,” in response to the indictment towards them. 

Dominick Pizzonia
Frank Pizzonia’s father is reputed Gambino captain Dominick “Skinny Dom” Pizzonia.
Gabriella Bass

In 2018, Pizzonia raked in a complete of $305,477. Caputo, his co-defendant, netted $461,000 that 12 months, making him the company’s high earner. 

The 5 defendants must pay restitution of greater than $100,000 as a part of their sentences for the scheme. 

Pizzonia, 54, is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4. His lawyer, Joseph Corozzo, didn’t return a request for remark.  

A general view of the interior of a LIRR commuter train
Frank Pizzonia pleaded guilty to at least one rely of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Christopher Sadowski

The elder Pizzonia served a 15-year jail sentence for plotting the homicide of a pair who allegedly robbed his social membership in 1992. He was sprung from jail in 2019.

After his son’s arrest on the LIRR caper in February 2021, Skinny Dom answered the door at his home in Queens and advised a Post reporter asking to talk along with his son to “Fuhgeddaboudit!”

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