The son of a reputed Philadelphia-area Mafia boss and six others are scheduled to be tried starting this week.
It was the summer of 1996, and the rumors about Eric Lindros and accused mob boss Joey Merlino were flying. Instead of relying on rumors and hearsay, Howard Eskin decided to go right to the source.
Reputed mob soldier Damion Canalichio has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for racketeering, a break from the 20 years sought by federal prosecutors.
The sentence for 62-year-old Joseph “Mousie” Massimino was issued Thursday. A day earlier, Massimino told a federal judge “I’m no boss of nothing.”
A South Philadelphia man has been indicted Monday in what may be the city’s first mob slaying in a decade.
Phil Leonetti, a longtime leader in the Philly mob, talks about the murder and mayhem that he was a big part of to CBS 3 reporter Walt Hunter.
The trial has resumed Tuesday after the judge questioned jurors about media coverage of Gino DiPietro’s slaying last week.
The reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob and a dozen others are facing charges following a series of arrests by federal authorities.
“Skinny” Joey Merlino is reportedly going to be released from federal prison later this month, apparently to a halfway house and under supervised parole.