On This Day in 1997 Dom Cataldo Died, Aged 74

Dom Cataldo

On this day in 1997, Little Dom Cataldo died from Cancer at the age of 74 whilst serving out a 35 year prison sentence, largely thanks to information passed to the FBI from Joseph Iannuzzi in the Operation Homerun trials.

Cataldo was a member of the Colombo Crime Family, having become a member in the late 70’s. He was known mostly for the Gerard Pappa murder in 1980, and it is said that Vincent Gigante passed the contract to Dom and is nephews to handle.

The hit team crept up behind Pappa and literally took his head off with a sawed-off shotgun.