QUICK EXCERPTS, SENTENCING MEMO:
The Author’s Note (dated December 9, 2014) sets the theme: Did I really sit at the right hand of Raymond in Providence? Did I really soak the sheets with red wine in a week of partying with three young women in Rome? Did that police chief really thank me for fixing my speeding ticket going 140 mph in a Lamborghini – after the event made the nightly news???
... at the age of 22, he created cheap models of the Vatican-owned statue “Pieta” by Michelangelo and sold them to avid church members outside the 1964 World Fair in New York. (p. 44)
COLAVECCHIO took pride in duping any system at all, including “Ma Bell.” (Chapter 8). In the age of pay phones, COLAVECCHIO made and sold “black boxes” a device that allowed users to place long distance calls free of charge.
At 77 years of age, with a variety of medical conditions that he claimed are debilitating, and after being granted pretrial release, COLAVECCHIO soon tested positive for cocaine. When confronted about his drug use by his supervising probation officer, he denied addiction, refused treatment, and explained that the drugs were just for sex.