Category: Philadelphia

Operation Slap Shot: Rick Tocchet Walked On The Wild Side With Wiseguys In 2000s NHL Betting Scandal Says Sources

The New Jersey-based sports-betting ring ran by retired NHL All-Star forward Rick Tocchet wrote its final chapter 10 years ago this month when Tocchet pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and promoting gambling in May 2007. The 53-year old was spared federal prison time in an FBI investigation dubbed Operation Slap Shot and did two years of
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A Week In The Life Of Philly Don Skinny Joey: Shunning Pleas, Wedding Bliss & Who Is Anthony Cirillo?

Even on bond restriction, Philadelphia mob boss Joseph (Skinny Joey) Merlino grabs headlines. Merlino, 55, ended April in the news twice in the month’s final week, first for reportedly rejecting a plea deal in his current federal racketeering case out of New York that would call for a relatively-easy two-year prison term and getting permission
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The Last Don Standing Talks Murders From Philly Mafia Past – ‘Dutchie’, Turra & Turchi hits – With Local Journalist

In an interview with award-winning FoxPhilly29 investigative reporter Dave Schratwieser this week to promote his new memoir, former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale discusses three gangland murders from the 1990s (view here). Natale, 82, was the boss of the Bruno-Scarfo crime family from the fall of 1994 until he entered the Witness Protection Program in
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Philly MC Member, Fmr. Youth Boxing Coach Going Away For More Than A Decade In Warlocks Meth Distribution Case

The ranks of the “easy riders” in the City of Brotherly Love absorbed a blow this week as Philadelphia biker world strong arm Andrew (Raggedy Andy) Carr, an enforcer and drug lieutenant for the Warlocks Motorcycle Club’s Chester, Pennsylvania chapter was hit with an 11-year federal prison sentence for his participation in a narcotics trafficking
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