Category: Philadelphia

Shot In The Dark: Philly Mafia OG “Shotsie” Sparacio Passed In Prison At 96

July 3, 2019 – Veteran Philadelphia mobster Salvatore (Shotsie) Sparacio died in prison recently, the owner of a dubious distinction. The 96-year old Sparacio passed away late last year as the oldest inmate residing in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was convicted of racketeering in November 1995 at age 72 and lived out of the remainder
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The Gold Standard: Video Poker Beef With Gambino Mob Brought Down Philly Mafia Figure “Chester Sam”

Philadelphia mob captain Santo (Chester Sam) Idone had his tenure as a mafia administrator derailed by a dispute with New York’s Gambino Crime Family over a video poker machine, snippets of which were caught on tape by the FBI for posterity. Idone, who led a Philly mafia crew out of Delaware County, Pennsylvania for two
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The Light Of Day: Philly Mobster “Joey Electric” Cops A Plea In Drug Case

June 17, 2019 — Philadelphia mob figure Joseph (Joey Electric) Servidio pleaded guilty to narcotics trafficking charges in federal court this week. Local mobologist Dave Schratwieser was the first to report the plea deal on his social media accounts on Monday afternoon. The 59-year old Servidio was popped in the spring of 2018 for pushing
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The Pagan’s Vs. 10th & O: “Gorilla” Mondevergine Took Philly Biker Club To The Mattress In ’99

Pagan’s Motorcycle Club boss Steve (Gorilla) Mondevergine survived an assassination attempt 20 years ago this summer when a beef between Mondevergine’s Philadelphia Pagan’s and the 10th and O Gang, an independent mob ring that has long operated in South Philly, erupted into a brief shooting war. Mondevergine was shot eight times at close range in
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