Exclusive: ‘Mafia Prince’ Leonetti Speaks Out

EXCLUSIVE from CBS Philly:

In a CBS 3 exclusive report, the man who calls himself a “mafia prince” is speaking out for the first time.

The body bags were constant reminders of a bloody mob war.

There were the men gunned down in the street, a bomb on the front porch of a house.

In all, there were more than two dozen gangland killings.

And in the middle of it, there was Phil Leonetti, who would rise to second-in-command of the Philadelphia mob.

“If they got out of line, we kill them; they shoot at us, we shoot at them,” he told Walt Hunter.

In Philadelphia and back when Atlantic City was the newest gambling destination, Leonetti was a powerful man.

“When the Philadelphia mob had to do business with the Genovese crime family in New York, with the boss of the Gambino family, John Gotti, it was Phil Leonetti who was sitting at the table for Philadelphia,” said John Miller, a CBS News correspondent who covered organized crime for years, to Hunter.

Now, Leonetti is breaking his silence and doing so on condition that CBS 3 hides his face and disguises his voice, because he fears for his life...


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  1. Charles De LuccaMar 4, 2013, 5:07:00 PM

    ´The body bags were constant reminders of a bloody mob war... ´There were the men gunned down in the street, a bomb on the front porch of a house, .. In all, there were more than two dozen gangland killings.´´

    You keep this on-going situation, a constant ´state of war´ for 3-3 5 tearsand you have: Naples. That´s pretty much how things are over there. State uses no longer body-bags but movil morgues.

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