Dead Man, $180,000, Criminals from The Town, and the Philly Mob Tied to Same Mystery

A retired Teamster from Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood collapsed on a platform at New York City’s Penn Station, dead at 75. Police found $180,000 in his backpack and traces of narcotics in his briefcase. The man was supposedly bound for Philadelphia to deliver the money for 180 Entertainment. The DEA wants to keep the cash, but a lawyer has filed papers claiming it for Joseph Burke (another convict from Charlestown). Oh, and did we mention that 180 Entertainment headquarters is owned by Anthony Fedele, who was a business partner of the late music producer Stephen Epstein, who was friends and business partners with “Skinny Joey” Merlino? Someone get Scorsese’s people on the phone, stat. [CBS News]