PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two Philadelphia businesses have been accused of running illegal speakeasies.
Café Italia, at 1424 Snyder Avenue, and Mediterranean’s of Couth Philly, at 1426 McKean Street, were targeted by authorities as a result of an investigation.
On Wednesday, June 4th, search warrants were served at both locations and as a result, three men were arrested.
Tonino Irace, a 69-year-old from Glenolden, was charged with Illegal Liquor Sales and Criminal Conspiracy.
Sixty-six-year-old Canio Pascale, of Philadelphia, was also charged with Illegal Liquor Sales and Criminal Conspiracy.
Zoheir Mouloudj, a 44-year-old from Philadelphia, was charged with Illegal Liquor Sales.
The arrests were announced on June 5th – National Moonshine Day.