"Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!"
Bonanno capo Nicholas "Nicky Cigars" Santora alleges in a negligence lawsuit that he has suffered multiple falls behind bars because prison officials won't provide the 74-year-old with a wheelchair as reported by the Daily News: "on at least five occasions Santora needed stitches or staples in his head after a spill behind bars, the papers say." The old goat is awaiting trial on charges that he headed a degenerate crew involved with loansharking, gambling and drug dealing.
Earlier this month Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli, the one-time Colombo street boss currently imprisoned on a 2012 conviction on racketeering charges involving three murder conspiracies, sued "the federal government for $10 million" after breaking his kneecap in a slip-and-fall on a supposedly wet floor in the prison rec room while playing ping-pong as reported by the Daily News: "the injury required surgery, physical therapy and occupational therapy, court papers obtained by the Daily News show." In defense, the government essentially argues that Tommy Shots is a clumsy oaf who assumed the risk of injury by playing Ping-Pong.
Poor babies. Do these tough guys want prison officials to wipe their asses after their every shit, too?