Category: Philadelphia

Flying The Chicken Coup…..Right To The Big Screen: Philly Mafia’s ‘Chicken Man’ Testa To See Face Time In New Scorsese Mob Flick

Slain Philadelphia mob boss Phil (The Chicken Man) Testa was memorialized in song by Bruce Springsteen back in the 1980s. Now, he’ll get the Hollywood treatment and appear on the silver screen. Seasoned character actor Larry Romano will play Testa in The Irishman, the much-anticipated upcoming Martin Scorsese-helmed movie about the relationship between mob hit man, Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran
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Big Ron Previte Passes Peacefully Having Never Left New Jersey, Savvy NJ-Philly Mob Figure, Govt. Snitch Defied Odds

Former Philadelphia mob soldier and handsomely-paid FBI informant Ronnie (Big Ron) Previte died of natural causes this week at 73, steadfastly refusing to uproot and leave his New Jersey digs even after his cooperation and testimony put several high-ranking mafia leaders behind bars. Known as an “earner” on the street throughout his career in the
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Underling Of Alleged Philly Drug Lord ‘Thaddy Ock’ Townsend Bumped Off Minutes Following Walking Away With Probation

Philadelphia drug world figure Anthony Reaves was slain this week less than an hour after he received a suspiciously lenient sentence in state court for his role in a large narcotics ring being run out of the Bennett Homes housing projects in Chester, Pennsylvania. Reaves, 41, had been cooperating with prosecutors in Delaware County in
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The Skinny Joey Tapes: Philly Mob Chief Making Old Impressions New Once Again, Per Recent Response Motion

This week’s 67-page response motion filed by the U.S. Attorneys Office in New York gave us our first tiny glimpse at the hundreds of hours of audio surveillance evidence the government has compiled on alleged Philadelphia mob don Joseph (Skinny Joey) Merlino over the last five years. Besides his now already-famous opining on the ease of murdering those close to him, released in a brief
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