Victims and cops are fuming that a “legendary” Jewish gangster has been sprung from jail after a “surprise” parole decision that will “allow him to live out his final days in a posh gated community in Florida,” the NY Daily News reports.
Though 86-year-old “mob hit man” Harold Konigsberg was released in June, news of his freedom surfaced only this week. Konigsberg had spent nearly five decades in upstate New York’s maximum-security Mohawk Prison for a gangland murder. Retired NYPD detective and veteran mob buster Joseph Coffey told the News it’s a “disgrace” that Konigsberg is free. “I knew him well and he was the worst of the worst,” Coffey said. “He enjoyed killing and enjoyed getting paid for it. He was a nasty bastard and he should have gotten the (electric) chair.”