Philly mobster sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

Philly mobster sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

On Thursday, Joseph “Joey Electric” Servidio was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.  The Philadelphia mafia soldier received his sentence because of his involvement in the distribution of crystal methamphetamine, drugs and fentanyl-laced pills.

Servidio previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute narcotics. As part of his sentence, he must also serve five years of supervised release.

The 60 year-old was allegedly collaborating with Carl Chianese, 80, to distribute drugs and fentanyl.  The pills were stamped as Oxycodone and Percocet prescriptions.  Crystal meth was also part of the mix, and they sold narcotics to undercover FBI agents for cash multiple times.  Servidio sold more than 300 grams of crystal meth, and 200 grams of fentanyl and drugs.

FBI officials caught Servidio saying the following on wiretap:

“We need something legitimate.  I’m a criminal.  Everything I do is criminal, I got to get out of it.  I need like $250,000 a year, or two, to break even.  That’s what I need.”

Servidio seemed to be discussing possible avenues into legitimate businesses, so his income isn’t solely from illegal practices.

“Eighty percent of eyewitnesses got the wrong person.  Eighty percent. They look like the person … so without any corroborating evidence, you can even beat that… The things you can’t beat are the tapes…with you saying it,” Servidio said.

Ironically, the Philly mobster seemed to be discussing the power of wiretaps, while simultaneously being recorded on one.

Chianese received a 10 year prison sentence, and an order to forfeit money and a firearm, for his role in the scheme back in March.