Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Anthony Doyle, Former Chicago Cop in the Family Secrets Mob Trial, Pleads for Release from Jail

A former Chicago cop who secretly worked for the Chicago mob says enough is enough: he should be released from jail.

He is Anthony Doyle who was convicted of aiding and abetting the outfit in Operation Family Secrets.

Anthony Doyle, Former Chicago Cop in the Family Secrets Mob Trial Pleads for Release from JailOne-time cop Anthony Doyle hasn't even been sentenced yet, but according to a motion filed late on Monday by his lawyers, he's been punished enough by waiting 15 months at the federal lockup for his court date.

When the Family Secrets mob trial started, Anthony "Twan" Doyle was portrayed as a poor city sanitation laborer who worked his way up to the Chicago Police Department.

In a motion filed Monday, Doyle's lawyers described him as a police hero who should be immediately freed from prison despite last year's conviction as a mob associate.

He was born Anthony Passafume but reputedly changed his name to "Doyle" to fit in with a historically Irish Chicago police force. After Doyle retired, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 and volunteered as a county sheriff's deputy.

Among the acts of heroism Doyle's lawyers cite in Monday's get-out-of-jail request is this: Doyle claims that he rescued a Japanese bicyclist who was stranded in the desert under a cactus and survived by drinking his own urine.

Doyle also asks for the court's mercy so he can tend to his wife who lives condo about 60 miles from Phoenix. When the I-Team recently paid a visit to Catherine "Cassie" Doyle, she declined to speak with ABC 7.

In Monday's motion, Doyle contends that his wife had two strokes and has heart trouble and that he stands to lose his $30,000 a year city pension which supports her.

Doyle was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Monday and the other four major 'Family Secrets' defendants were set to be sentenced before Christmas. But in a ruling late Monday afternoon, Judge James Zagel has postponed all the outfit sentencings. Defense attorneys said they were entitled to more time because the government made last minute changes in pre-sentence reports.

That means Doyle will stay in jail along with lead defendant Frank Calabrese who we learned Monday recently had heart surgery.

A hearing is scheduled for today.

Thanks to Chuck Goudie

4 comments:

  1. As a member of Cassie Doyles family, I would just like to say that my aunt is a kind women who
    doesn't deserve to be badgered by the press. My family has a history of panic attacks, and heart conditions! Also my uncle Tony is a kind man, who is only guilty of being raised around people who are in this mob trial. Doesn't everyone know someone or have family members who have been accused of crimes? Do you just never speak to them? And about him looking like a mobster, is Robert Deniro a mobster?

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  2. Tony lived next door to me in Bridgeport when I was growing up. He was a wonderful guy. Great sense of humor. *IF* he was involved in all of this, he was pressured into it. It wasn't who he really was. I just adored him and Cassie. And Tony's two girls. I won't put their names here, because I haven't seen their names mentioned in the press anywhere, but if either of you girls are reading this... "the little girl next door remembers you!"

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  3. TONY DOYLE IS A DISGUSTING JERK. JECKLE AND HYDE HE IS. PERSONALLY SEEN HIS BAD SIDE. HE NEEDS TO LOSE HIS PENSION AND BE IN PRISON FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME. WHAT HAS HE DONE THAT HE DID NOT GET CAUGHT AND TRIED FOR?

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  4. Was he a pal of Ronnie Jarrett? How about Tony "The Hook" LaPietra, or Frank "Toots" Caruso? He was using his position to compromise mob murder trials. Bye, Tony. You're a chumbalone.

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