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Mistrial Declared in Joey Merlino’s Federal Racketeering Case

With the jury unable to reach a consensus after five days of deliberation, a federal judge in New York City had no choice on Tuesday […]

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Get This: The Mob Is Involved in the Waste Business in Jersey

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The mob is involved in the waste business in New Jersey. The mob and the garbage industry are […]

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Former Philly Mob Boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo Dies at 87

Notoriously violent Philly mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo – also known as “Little Nicky” – has died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., while […]

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Bada-Bing! Joey Merlino Arrested By Feds in Massive Mob Bust

Not that you asked, but as of a couple of weeks ago, everything was A-OK in Joey Merlino’s world. “He was doing absolutely great,” said Edwin Jacobs, Merlino’s longtime […]

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Requiem for a Gangster

Sam “Beyah” Christian died last Sunday without so much as a single headline to note his passing. Two weeks shy of age 77, he had […]

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Federal Judge Rules Against Joey Merlino

Reputed Philadelphia mobster Joey Merlino has got to be sweating bullets right about now. The United States Attorney in Philadelphia wants to send “Skinny” Joey […]

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The Feds Want to Put Joey Merlino Back In Prison Immediately

Philadelphia’s skinniest mobster Joey Merlino has been living in Boca Raton, Florida since his March 2011 release from federal prison, where he spent a decade […]


Little Nicky Scarfo, 3 Others Convicted in Mob Trial

Mobster Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo Jr., alleged mob associate Salvatore Pelullo, ex-First Plus Financial CEO John Maxwell and his brother William were all convicted today […]


Mistrial in Reputed Mobster’s Murder Trial

Two jurors were dismissed from the murder trial of alleged mobster Anthony Nicodemo today, leading the judge to declare a mistrial. The Inquirer’s Joseph Slobodzian […]