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It has been a busy week for the feds in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed an explosive indictment against longtime union leader […]
Notoriously violent Philly mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo – also known as “Little Nicky” – has died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., while […]
The New York mob is cashing in on New Jersey’s loopholes in recycling regulations — and it’s costing both the environment and residents, according to investigators from […]
Natalie Guercio lives in a funeral home. Carto, on South Broad Street. Her family has owned it forever, and until recently she was full-time there, […]
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 […]
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 […]
George Martorano has been in federal prison for a very long time. The son of late Philadelphia mobster Raymond Martorano was sentenced to life in […]
After two failed trials, the feds are giving up trying to convict “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, the reputed Philly mob boss, on charges of racketeering and […]
The Inquirer reports that Joseph Ligambi may make the case that Pennsylvania’s new gambling law—which allows bars to host small games of chance—makes legal what […]
Joseph “Mousie” Massimino, reputed “underboss” of the Philly mafia, and second-in-command to Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, was sentenced to 16 years in prison today. Before […]
Yesterday, in the asterisk to the headline of this post, we noted that nobody ever finds Jimmy Hoffa, no matter how close they think they’re […]
Remember Jimmy Hoffa? Of course you don’t! The last time the Teamster leader/mobster crony was seen alive—by somebody not stuffing him into the trunk of a car, […]
Robert Ranieri has pleaded to being a loan shark for the Philly mob: Ranieri faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years in prison. According […]
After much anticipation, 60 Minutes’ profile of Philly mob hitman John Veasey finally appeared Sunday night. (Here’s PhillyMag’s profile of Veasey.) “Today, the one-time killer […]
Here’s a preview of John Veasey’s Sunday appearance on 60 Minutes: And of course, you can prep with PhillyMag’s 2010 profile of Veasey.