According to the LCPD database he has four prior convictions: In 1993 he was charged with Grand Theft Auto; in 1995 he was charged with Assault; in 1998 with Racketeering and Tax Evasion in 2005. According to the LCPD Database, Joe is deceased.
LCPD Database record
Place of Birth:
Algonquin, Liberty City
Pavano Crime Syndicate
1993 - Grand Theft Auto
1995 - Assault
1998 - Racketeering
2005 - Tax Evasion
Ex-lover of Pavano Crime Syndicate head Mary Valvona.
Believed to be in charge of the Pavano Crime family's heroin distribution network.
Often seen with African American drug dealers in North Holland.
Ties to the Humboldt River Dock Workers Local Union
Believed to use these connections to bring heroin into Liberty City.
Seeing as Corrola has no significance whatsoever in the game, it is unknown why his status is shown as Deceased when all other characters on the database that die over the game are a result of Niko Bellic's actions. As such, he is unique in the way that he is the only character on the LCPD database that is deceased at the beginning of the game.