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Carabbia can't enter county



Published: Thu, September 26, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



The parole includes a provision that requires bimonthly check-ins.

By PATRICIA MEADE

VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ronald D. Carabbia's brand-new parole requires that he get permission to enter Mahoning County, where he lived, or Cuyahoga County, where he blew up a rival mobster in 1977.

Carabbia, 73, of Poland, signed the conditions of his five-year parole Wednesday in Columbus. The day before, he was released from the Chillicothe Correctional Institution and settled into the Columbus area with his wife, Josephine.

Between pretrial custody and prison, Carabbia was away for nearly 25 years. He had been convicted of using a remote-controlled car bomb in October 1977 to kill waterfront boss Daniel J. Greene in Lyndhurst, a suburb of Cleveland.

Carabbia's relocation -- back to Poland or anywhere else -- must be approved by the Adult Parole Authority, said JoEllen Culp, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in Columbus.

While on parole, Carabbia must report bimonthly to his parole officer and carry his photo identification at all times. He may not use alcohol or enter bars.

"You shall not associate/affiliate with any gang or security threat group," the parole conditions state. "You are to have no contact with your victims."

Carabbia was given the option of finding full-time employment or collecting Social Security. He must pay $20 monthly as a parole supervisory fee.

Usual restrictions

He is also subject to standard parole conditions that apply to everyone.

He can't possess or be around firearms. He can't communicate with any inmate or visit any correctional facility without permission of his parole officer.

By signing the two-page conditions of supervision, Carabbia agreed to allow without a warrant, a search of himself, his vehicle and residence by his parole officer. The searches can take place at any time.

Although the FBI tried to block Carabbia's release, which had been set for May, he won't be given any special attention now, FBI Special Agent John Kane, head of the bureau's Boardman office, has said.

Kane said Carabbia's son, Ronald A. Carabbia of Boardman, is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

In January, the FBI made more than 30 searches in Boardman, Struthers, Poland and Campbell as part of its probe of organized crime gambling. Some of the locations involve Ronald A. Carabbia, Kane said.

The younger Carabbia also has an interest in Sky King Fireworks, which has showrooms in Florida and Hillsville, Pa.




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