Philly Mob Boss
May 24, 2011 by staff
Philly Mob Boss, The FBI effectively closed much of the mob in Philadelphia on Monday, but the action cannot be done when it comes to arrests and charges. Dave Fox Schratwieser 29 broke the news of the raid on the morning of Monday, which was years in the making. The FBI effectively closed much of the mob in Philadelphia on Monday, but the action cannot be done when it comes to arrests and charges. No Mafia murders in this indictment, but sources say Fox 29 could very well be more charges coming against 13 people in the indictment, or others. This case is a work in progress and those arrested on Monday included mob boss Joe Ligambi. Ligambi 11 year run as head of the local mafia now interrupted just before the weekend of Memorial Day. More confident side Ligambi lack Anthony Staino, long thought to be the deputy head of the local mafia, was arrested at his home in South Jersey on his way to work. Also caught in the early morning raids were Marty Angelina, the mafia soldier Gaeton Lucibello, once deputy Joseph Massimino and imprisoned mobster George Borgesia. The long-awaited indictment of 50 counts of extortion has Ligambi and others with operating a corrupt organization fueled by usury, gambling, and extortion. The indictment covers a period of 12 years, and in particular no one was physically injured in the period around the year 12.
But the indictment includes threats of violence and corruption
The arrest of Borgesia in federal prison comes just six months before he would be released after nearly a dozen years behind bars.
They were charged on Monday the former mob boss Joey Merlino, who was just released from prison, one-time deputy Steven Mazzone and Captain John Ciancagilini mafia.
One of them is expected to fill the vacuum created by these arrests.
A key element in the busts is the involvement of illegal video poker machines, which generate and from 500 to 1000 and one week. Researchers believe that there are 50 machines in Philadelphia that were used by the ring.
Ligambi was the alleged head of the Mafia in Philadelphia for 11 years as Joey Merlino went to jail.
Merlino now reportedly in a halfway house in South Florida after his release in March. He was not mentioned in the indictment on Monday.
The FBI rushed in South Philadelphia and southern New Jersey early Monday. Authorities said the alleged gangsters were arrested around dawn.
“Today’s arrests and charges are the largest stock of execution in a decade against the Cosa Nostra in Philadelphia,” said Assistant Attorney General Breuer. “We pried loose grip of Cosa Nostra in power and influence in the United States, but there is still work to continue to use every tool at our disposal -. Including wiretaps, undercover operations and recordings of consensus – to build cases against these people and bring them to justice. ”
The charges in the indictment include 50-count racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, gambling and witness tampering.
At least two of those arrested in the sweep were already in prison, sources told Schratwieser, which provides that the arrests were tied to the video poker machines seized during a raid last year.
Each count of conspiracy, illegal debt collection, collection of extensions of credit by means of extortion, which extortion extensions of credit, extensions of credit financing extortion and witness tampering carries a maximum penalty 20 years in prison and a fine of 250,000. Illegal gambling charges each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and fined 250,000.
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