South Philly Mob Legend Joseph “Chickie” Ciancaglini Passes. “Ultimate Stand-Up Guy” was 88 Years Old
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
Bruno-Scarfo Era Wiseguy Joseph “Chickie” Ciancaglini passed away over the weekend at the age of 88. Ciancaglini served almost 30 years in federal prison on a variety of racketeering related charges dating back to the days of Mob Bosses Angelo Bruno and Nicodemo Scarfo in early 1980s and returned to South Philadelphia for the final years of his life. He was a regular at a South Philly corner restaurant almost every day since his release from federal prison in May of 2015. He could often be seen sitting inside or outside drinking coffee and jokingly passing the time with friends and customers s ..read more
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Philly Underbosses on the Move! “Mousie” Massimino exits Federal Prison, Steve Mazzone checks in to Federal Lockup
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
They didn’t cross paths, but two of Philadelphia former Underbosses hit the revolving door at federal prisons in the past week. Longtime standup mobster and former Underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino checked out of federal prison after more than a decade behind bars last Thursday, according to federal records. Massimino, 72, who was convicted of racketeering conspiracy and other crimes back in 2013, exited the federal lockup at Danbury, Connecticut and headed straight for a federal halfway house in Philly. He is expected to stay there for several months. He still has three years of supervised ..read more
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Top Philly GoodFellas Mazzone and Grande Will Stay Close to Home During Upcoming Federal Prison Stints
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
There won’t be any home cooking, but convicted Top Philly Wiseguys Steve Mazzone and Domenic Grande will be serving their upcoming federal prison sentences at federal prisons within a two-hour drive of their home base in Philadelphia. Mobtalksitdown.com has learned that Reputed Mob Underboss Steve Mazzone will begin his 5-year federal racketeering sentence at FCI Loretto in Loretto, Pa., just over 2-hours from his South Philly Home. His Mob sidekick, reputed Mob Capo Domenic Grande, will serve his 78-month sentence on racketeering and drug charges at a federal prison even closer, FCI Schuykill ..read more
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Philly Mob Underboss Steve Mazzone Gets the Max: 5 Years in Prison, 3 years supervised release in 2020 Racketeering Conspiracy Case
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
More than two years after he was indicted along with 14 other Wiseguys and associates, South Philly Mob Underboss Steve Mazzone was ordered Thursday to serve the next five years behind bars in a federal prison. The sentencing by Judge Barclay Surrick came after federal prosecutors asked Surrick for a maximum sentence for Mazzone following a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Thursday’s action puts an exclamation mark on the much-publicized federal racketeering conspiracy case against 15 Philly Mobsters and Associates dating back to November 2020. Mazzone, the highest ranking Wiseguy in the ca ..read more
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The Gino DiPietro Hit 10 Years Later: One in Prison, the Shooter still not charged. FBI Photos, $10,000 Reward Yield Few New Leads in 2012 Murder
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
The FBI in Philadelphia tried to turn up the heat two years ago in the December 12, 2012 gangland style murder of Gino DiPietro in South Philadelphia, but there’s still no new arrests in the case. In December 2020 Federal agents posted new photos and a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter who got away after the mid-afternoon murder of the 50 year old DiPietro. DiPietro was gunned down just before 3 p.m. as he exited his car outside his home on Iseminger Street near Johnston in South Philadelphia. The FBI released new photos of the hoodie-wearing gu ..read more
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Feds Want Max for Mazzone: 60-month sentence for South Philly Mob Underboss Steve Mazzone on 2020 Racketeering Conspiracy Case
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
A just released sentencing memorandum from Federal prosecutors indicates prosecutors intend to ask a federal judge later this week for a maximum sentence for reputed South Philly Mob Underboss Steve Mazzone after he took a plea deal from federal prosecutors, putting an exclamation mark on that much-publicized federal racketeering conspiracy case against 15 Philly Mobsters and Associates dating back to November 2020. Mazzone, the highest ranking Wiseguy in the case, opted out of going to trial after a flurry of guilty pleas from his co-defendants and fellow high ranking Mobster Domenic Grande a ..read more
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Philly Mob Soldier “Sonny” Mazzone gets 2 Years on Racketeering Conspiracy Plea
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
After pleading guilty to a single count of Racketeering Conspiracy in federal court, popular South Philly Wiseguy Salvatore “Sonny” Mazzone was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia. Sonny Mazzone’s sentencing comes a month ahead of his brother, former Philly Mob Underboss Steven Mazzone. The 57 year old Packer Park resident was caught up along with his brother Steve in a November 2020 racketeering investigation that took down 14 Philly mobsters and associates. The case was highlighted by the taping of a mob inducti ..read more
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Philly Mob Soldier “Sonny” Mazzone set to face the music on 2020 Racketeering Conspiracy Indictment
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
Months after pleading guilty to a single count of Racketeering Conspiracy in federal court, popular South Philly Wiseguy Salvatore “Sonny” Mazzone will be sentenced this week, a month ahead of his brother, former Philly Mob Underboss Steven Mazzone. The 57 year old Packer Park resident was caught up along with his brother Steve in a November 2020 racketeering investigation that took down 14 Philly mobsters and associates. The case was highlighted by the taping of a mob induction ceremony in South Philly by a government informant. Sonny and Steve Mazzone were present and introduced at the cerem ..read more
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Feds: New York Bonanno, Genovese Crime Families Get Together for a little Racketeering, Loansharking and Gambling Operation
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
Defendants Include Nassau County Detective Charged with Obstruction of Justice and Lying to the FBI On Tuesday, in federal court in Brooklyn, two indictments were unsealed charging nine defendants with racketeering, illegal gambling, money laundering conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and related offenses.  Here is the press release just put out by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. As alleged, charged with racketeering are: Anthony Pipitone, a captain and soldier in the Bonanno organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra; Vito Pipitone, Bonanno soldier; Agostin ..read more
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Case Closed on 2020 Philly Mob Racketeering Indictments. Last Plea Deal Comes from Joe Malone. Feds Go 14 for 15 with Guilty Pleas
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by dave.schratwieser
1y ago
Joseph Malone, the final defendant in the November 2020 Philly Mob Racketeering case, has now plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and loan sharking charges. Malone appeared before Federal Judge Barclay Surrick Thursday afternoon along with his attorney William Brennan to enter his plea. Malone, the former father in law to one time Mob Underboss Steven Mazzone, plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and loansharking charges, joining 13 other defendants who coped a plea in the much-publicized case that rocked the Mazzone wing of the Philadelphia Crime Family. Malone, 73, is expected to be s ..read more
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