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They get no respect.
The Colombo crime family staged a protest today after its wiseguys were required to wear handcuffs during a hearing inside in Brooklyn federal court.
"They feel humiliated," Jonathan Marks, an attorney who represents one of the mobsters, told the judge.
To convey their displeasure, about seven Colombo wiseguys refused to enter the courtroom of Judge Kiyo Matsumoto as long as they as they had to don the cuffs.
"They were unhappy about wearing shackles," Marks told the judge, as a courtroom filled with family members and other wiseguys out on bail waited for the delayed hearing to begin.
Among those apparently involved in the protest was the Colombo street boss, Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo, who is in custody awaiting trial.
Benjamin "The Claw" Castellazzo, the acting Colombo underboss, was among the family members who were in custody and felt slighted by the handcuff requirement, a source told The Post.
So was Theodore "Teddy" Persico, Jr., a former member of the Colombo ruling council and the nephew of Colombo crime family boss, Carmine "The Snake" Persico, who is serving a life sentence.
Vincent Romano, a defense attorney representing Colombo associate Ilario Sessa, said the requirement seemed offensive.
"My client did not want to appear before the court in handcuffs - it's unnecessary," Romano said. "They objected to the treatment and they didn't like the message it conveyed to the court."
After listening to the complaints, the judge explained the rationale behind the requirement to the attorneys and the Colombos who were out on bail and sitting in the gallery.
"Given our [security] manpower issues, we thought it good to proceed this way," Matsumoto said from the bench.
There were an unusually large number of Colombos present at the hearing - nearly 40 wiseguys, with most out on bail - but only 17 US Marshals and their federal court security officers.
After the hearing was delayed for nearly a half-hour, eventually cooler heads prevailed and the in-custody Colombos finally walked out of the courthouse detention cells into the courtroom wearing the required handcuffs.#italian#italianmob#prison#colombo#mafia#mob#italianamerican#swag
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