Archive for the 'Philadelphia Mafia' Category

Joey Merlino fingered for 1989 Mafia hit by former FBI agent

  Back in 1989 Nicodemo S. Scarfo also known as “Nicky Jr” was shot several times by a masked gunman in an attempted mafia hit in South Philadelphia. Nicky Jr’s father Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo ran the Philly mob from 1982 until 1988 when he was convicted of racketeering including multiple counts of murder. The [...]

Philly mafia chaos may lead to power struggle

  Now that the dust has settled from the recent Philadelphia mafia trials of alleged mob boss Joseph Ligambi and several of his fellow mobsters the Philly mob is somewhat in chaos. Dave Schratwieser takes an inside look at the current status of the mafia in Philadelphi and the possible leadership void that could cause [...]

Philadelphia mafia boss Joe Ligambi stepping down

  After spending the last two years in prison held with out bail while going through two racketeering trials Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi is finally back home. Ligambi has now spent twelve years of his life in prison after doing 10 years for the Frank” Frankie Flowers” D’Alfonso murder before having the [...]

Philly Mafia factions could vie for control of the crime family

  With the recent acquittal and release of reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph Ligambi and the unsettled state of the crime family the big question is who takes control of the organization. There seems to all of a sudden be a number of guys back on the streets in Philadelphia who may feel that they [...]

Reputed Philly Mafia Boss Joseph Ligambi Released From Prison

  After two and a half years in prison and two racketeering trials reputed Phialdelphia mafia boss Joseph Ligambi is released. The remaining count against Ligambi of conspiracy and illegal gambling were dismissed by Judge Eduardo Robreno after prosecutors notified him they would not seek a third trial against the alleged Philly mob leader. Ligambi [...]

Reputed Philly mobsters Joseph Ligambi and George Borgesi Not Guilty

  Reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph Ligambi and his newphew and fellow mobster George Borgesi were both found not guilty by a federal grand jury. Ligambi was aquitted on charges of witness tampering and Borgesi not guilty of racketeering conspiracy charges. The jury ended deadlocked on the remaining three counts against against Ligambi that was [...]

Joseph Ligambi mob retrial jury reaches partial verdict

  On the seventh day of deliberation the jury in the federal racketeering retrial of reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph Ligambi and his fellow mobster and nephew George Borgesi reached a partial verdict. The jury sent a note to U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno just after 10 am today indicating that they had reached a [...]

Joseph Ligambi retrial jury at an impasse

  The racketeering retrial of reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph Ligambi and his fellow mobster and nephew George Borgesi has been in the hands of the jury since last Wednesday. The jury notified the court on Monday that they had reached an impasse and had been unable to reach a unanimous verdict. A note was [...]

Frankie The Fixer changes his tune telling Jury Ligambi was the boss

  Philadelphia mafia associate and plumber Francis “Frankie The Fixer” DiGiacomo throws the defense team a curve ball in the re-trial of reputed mob boss Joseph Ligambi and nephew George Borgesi. In the previous Philly mob trail in 2012 DiGiacomo was called as a witness by the prosecution but provided an underwhelming performance calling Ligambi [...]

Ligambi Trial Update: Prosecution rests and Defense teams goes on attack

  The racketeering re-trial of reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and his nephew and fellow mobster George Borgesi is now in hands of the defense team. Prosecutors rested their case after presenting the jury with testimony from 28 witnesses including turncoat mobsters like Louis “Bent Finger Lou” Monacello along with numerous secretly [...]