Since his release from a 14-year federal prison stint on a racketeering conviction in early 2014, Philadelphia mafia figure George (Georgie Boy) Borgesi has turned into the consummate mob politician. The 53-year old captain continues to extend his contact base beyond the South Philly underworld, recently taking meetings with one prominent Providence, Rhode Island mobster and a pair of east coast waterfront powerbrokers with alleged but never proven ties to the Genovese and Gambino crime families in New York, per exclusive Gangster Report sources.

“Georgie is very well connected,” one source said. “He was connected before he went away, now he’s hooked up with even more guys. And its easier for him to get with people now. Even if he doesn’t know a guy, he knows a guy who knows the guy’s people.”

Borgesi met with Patriarca crime family underboss Matthew (Good Looking Matty) Guglielmetti – pictured above – somewhere in Rhode Island in mid-February and had lunch with the Catucci brothers (Sal & Ronnie) of American Stevedoring, a Newark, New Jersey based business that controlled activity on the docks from the Jersey Shore to Brooklyn for years, at a Westchester, New York diner, according to these sources. The reasons for and issues discussed at these interfaces are unknown.

Guglielmetti, 67, got out of federal prison in the fall of 2014, only months after Borgesi got sprung. Good Looking Matty did almost a decade in the can for protecting cocaine shipments coming through Rhode Island in the early 2000s.

George Borgesi circa 1998

Last year, Gangster Report revealed Borgesi had been leveraging connections he made behind bars in an expansion effort of his own powerbase. In 2016, Borgesi met with members of New York’s Five Families in both New Jersey and Florida, as well as members of organized crime circles in Ohio, Missouri and Massachusetts in undisclosed locations. Back in the late 1990s, he was responsible for a Philadelphia mafia subunit operating in Boston. The Patriarca clan is split between the Boston and Providence regions.

The Philly mob’s former consigliere, Borgesi came out of prison in 2014 as a soldier, but per sources, was bumped back up to capo status last year by his boyhood pal, mafia don Joseph (Skinny Joey) Merlino, currently under federal indictment out of New York and residing in South Florida. Sources on the street in South Philly peg Borgesi one of several faction leaders in the modern-day Bruno-Scarfo mob family landscape. These sources describe Borgesi as the most outwardly ambitious of the bunch.

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