Philly underboss Steven “Handsome Stevie” Mazzone makes bail
Philadelphia underboss Steven “Handsome Stevie” Mazzone was able to come home for this past New Year’s.
Mazzone was granted bail in his federal racketeering case last Tuesday after being held in a jailhouse for over a month. The 57-year-old pleaded not guilty in the case, which consisted of racketeering and drug charges, alongside nephew Domenic (Baby Dom) Grande. Prosecutors presented hundreds of hours of recorded tapes.
According to Dave Schratwieser, from Fox Philly 29 and Mob Talk Sitdown, Mazzone was caught on wiretap during a 2015 Philly mafia induction ceremony. On the tapes, he tasked the newly made members to pay tribute to the family and to retake lost territory in Atlantic City.
Back in the 1970s and 80s, the Bruno-Scarfo family owned many rackets in Atlantic City. Dom Grande has been placed as the lead of this new expansion by Mazzone.
Grande was released on bail two weeks ago just in time for Christmas.
On Tuesday, Joe Meringolo, longtime lawyer for Mazzone and other Philly mobsters, was able to get Mazzone released to home confinement on a $2,000,000 surety bond given he posts $200,000 of it in property. He recently did almost ten years in prison starting in 2001 when he was convicted of racketeering.
Meringolo is one of the most skilled and respected defense attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania, and has appropriately been given the nickname “Johnny Motions.”