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By Damien Fisher - Staff Writer | Jun 6, 2017

Photo by Michael Oates for the Staten Island Advance Recently indicted reputed mobster, Joseph “Joey Glasses” Datello, allegedly went to New Hampshire last year to murder an informant.

An alleged member of the Lucchese crime family, Joseph “Joey Glasses” Datello, is facing an attempted murder charge for reportedly coming to New Hampshire last year to kill an informant.

Datello, 58, is one of 19 reputed mobsters indicted in New York as part of the federal government’s war on organized crime. The indictments alleged murder, attempted murder, racketeering, drug smuggling, and other forms of criminal activity.

Datello is said to be a member of the Lucchese crime family, one of the organizations that makes up La Cosa Nostra, or “The Enterprise” in the United States. Datello’s family was being lead by Matthew Madonna, considered a street boss, and Steven “Wonder Boy” Crea Sr., considered the underboss. Datello had the rank of soldier in the criminal organization. Vittorio Amuso, considered the boss of the Lucchese family and the man in charge, is currently serving a life sentence in a federal prison after being convicted of murder and other crimes, according to the court filings.

In October of last year, Datello allegedly got the go ahead from Crea to got to New Hampshire to find and murder a person who was providing information to law enforcement, according to court records. Many of the documents filed in the case have been sealed, and the indictment does not state where this person lived in New Hampshire. Datello’s mission was ultimately unsuccessful, as it resulted in an attempted murder indictment.

The court record show that Datello also took part in a scheme to smuggle drugs from South America into the United States along with several other members of the crime family. The indictments alleged that brought in more than five kilograms of cocaine, and more than one kilogram of heroin, and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, as well as oxycodone.


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