March 5, 2022 — Philadelphia mob soldier Joseph (Joey Electric) Servidio is arguing double jeopardy as he sits behind bars awaiting trial on a second drug case. The 61-year old Servidio pleaded guilty to narcotics trafficking two years ago in federal court out of New Jersey and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He’s set to face another round of fed drug charges tied to a November 2020 racketeering indictment in the coming months alongside Philly mob underboss Steven (Handsome Stevie) Mazzone and reputed Bruno-Scarfo crime family capo Domenic (Baby Dom) Grande.
Attorneys for Servidio, who is a member of the crime family’s North Jersey crew, filed a motion late this week for a dismissal under grounds of double jeopardy due to his previous case that included strikingly similar counts and allegations. Servidio’s lawyer, Richard Maurer, also filed a motion to sever his client from Mazzone and Grande’s trial. Despite prosecutors in his first case requesting a 12-year prison term following his plea, he was slammed with a 15-year bid by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kugler.
FoxPhilly59’s Dave Schratwieser was the first to report on Servidio’s motions Friday at his Mob Talk Sitdown web journal.