Philadelphia Cosa Nostra Family Has New Boss

Skinny Joey Merlino
EXCLUSIVE: Phil Narducci has been named boss of the Philadelphia Cosa Nostra Family, according to several sources who requested anonymity.

What is not known is whether he is the official boss or acting boss for Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino, who is serving a short stint down in Florida.

Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi and Joseph "Chickie" Ciancaglini, Sr. are sharing the position of consiglieri.

The underboss position is officially unfilled, though it is believed that South Philadelphia-based capos Stevie Mazzone and John "Johnny Chang" Ciancaglini may fill the void by serving as street bosses for the often-troubled Philly crime family.




One prominent name missing from the new administration is George "Georgie Boy" Borgesi.
Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi.

"He can't be a happy camper," said one of our sources.

Narducci served close to 30 years in prison.

"They don't want any problems," said the source. "Phil is well-respected."

We are working on a more detailed report.

Here is a previous report, meanwhile: The volatility for which the Philadelphia crime family was once well-known can return as swiftly as the time it takes to pull a trigger.

Two generations historically at odds with each other have been working together (the old Scarfo gang and the Merlino young turks). The ability to rivet these two enclaves together is among the skills "Uncle Joe" is credited for having. But with or without him, shifts in power are inevitable as the family's composition changes (with some members returning to the street, and others heading off to prison)....

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  1. WOW!!! When you put it like that,that John Gotti's first born son and namesake is a potential RAT.Two words come to mind. GRAVE and SPINNING!!!

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  2. I think everyone saw this coming. A old school gangster who had he been out would have held the title long before now.

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  3. He lied while still a Gambino operative. He lied to protect his criminal cohorts because that's what gangsters do. "You never admit the existence of this thing!" as a fictional Sopranos character once said. Alite stopped lying when he flipped. That's the catch 22 all turncoats face. The mouthpieces know how this works. I am not seeking to dissuade anyone from buying Junior's ebook. I did minor fact checking of the sample and excerpt and reported my findings. The ebook is pure spin, maybe interrupted by the odd insignificant factoid.

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  4. Alite has been caught in so many fucking lies so I don't know about him not getting a fair shake regardless of what you think of Junior or his book so lets not assume this guy and his stories are all true but a 302 is a 302 so it don't look good for Junior as well. Senior Gotti was an iron willed tough guy through and through and despite the feds efforts to break him and deny him proper medical care he was a true gangster until the end

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  5. Respect your opinion as always Ed but I don't believe Alite only lied to protect his associates, I purchased both E-books and will take each one with a grain of salt.......thanks again Ed great work

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  6. Those in Jail and in the bussiness already knew he was talking yrs ago so if they were g

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  7. No more envelopes going to Fla any more when the Skinny one gets out i guess. He.ll probably have to work for a living if he gets out in May with no more federal charges we.ll see.

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  8. Alite is a lieing rat who will say anything to save his butt from doing a life sentence ....hello did everyone forget how evil he is and now he is hiding behind he wants to save the kids future bull!!!!!!!!! If he is such a tough guy why didnt he take his time like a man!!!!!I give him a little time before he's back to his old tricks again.... And if people think he admitted everything he did when he flipped think again.... He's a lowlife who deserves to be in prison for the rest of his life but when you work for the government that's your meal ticket to come home!!!!!

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  9. What's really happening now is that the Scarfo guys that have been away for 30 years are now coming home and must be respected for doing their time, so Skinny is making "co-everything" two of each position in the executive area. It's brilliant mafia politics, and surely doing the right thing for the guys that deserve to be rewarded for their "stand up" efforts. Furthermore, don't forget, some of these guys were real close with Skinny's late father.

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  10. Ed, I noticed the same thing when I read the comment by "anonymous" above. What puzzles me is that some people seem to possess the knowledge of certain events and their comments come across very passionate. However, they don't say anything. If you have knowledge that Alite or anybody is lying or you know for a fact that they omitted some crucial details, as mentioned in the comments above, then why not say it? Let the world know. And if, in the process somebody tells you to "shut up", tell them to go "f" themselves. Got something to say? You got knowledge that isn't reflected in Alite's testimony? Say it. What did John Alite leave out? C'mon, tell us.

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  11. Honestly, I find it difficult to believe that there's stuff he hasn't admitted to doing ...he's admitted to doing everything! I know John Junior will never contact me, but I'd love the opportunity to talk to him. There's an underlying dynamic here that you indirectly touch on, anonymous...

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  12. hahahah Phil Narducci is not the boss. Where are you getting this wild information from? I've lived in south philadelphia my whole life. Grew up with a lot of those families and still talk to them. Narducci is very high up but hes not leadership material, hes like Gotti..Stay an earning crew faptian

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  13. For a guy who disagrees with everything I write I'm surprised you even read this blog. You claim to live in South Philly but also claimed to know people who know Tough Tony's son... funny you have all this personal experience to refute my reporting in various stories. Or maybe you're just full of crap? Is that it? You're full of crap???

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  14. I believe you Ed, maybe we need to have a sitdown and iron out this beef,Lol.

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  15. Joey doesn't care about anyone expect himself , when Ralph Natale was indicted he cut all ties with him which forced him to corporate with the FBI. Ron Previte said it was always about Joey nothing else. His got no honor or respect. If he had those traits he would have been following John Stanfa orders not rebelling back in the day. My conclusion is that Joe Ligambi is giving out these executive positions. He was part of the Scarfo crew and well respected with the Scrafo guys.

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  16. Ed a good journalist can deal with criticism not get stressed about it.

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  17. Hey, Philly, did Narducci's sister ever open up that pawn shop?

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  18. I know Susan owned the property for which she was trying to get a license for but the neighbors didnt want it. Then because of her brothers ties they ran into some problems with the license. But that was a while ago. The building was located on west passyunk ave. Sorry i couldnt be of more help. Philly

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  19. Thanks. That was plenty. I got a relative of mine who is telling me that Philly real estate is getting hot.

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  20. You can believe one thing, if this is true then Phillip is definitely NOT acting anythig for Joey, these three guys mentioned are Scarfo guys and have no respect for the Merlino crew, before these guys went away joey n his crew ran errands for them, these guys came out feeling their just picking up where they left off. One more thing, we know Joey and his crew will shoot if they have to but they also know Phillip is a straight killer and so is anyone with him, something like this would of normally turned into a war but because of the major respect old man Chickie has it won't happen, if he endorses Phillip then it's a wrap.

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  21. A lot of young people who have graduated college are buying row houses for there starter homes most of these kids are either in the banking and financial investment fields medical and even construction. Its closer for them to get to work and back home with the hrs they keep. They knock 45 min off there travel time by living in the city
    Glad to be of help. Also like ur insight on Ed.s articles. Philly

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  22. Thanks again, pal.

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  23. Im sure with Phil in charge and Mr Ciangalini and Uncle Joe also looking in on everyday bussiness those who thought this thing would fall apart will fall in line quickly. Phils crew better known in the 80.s as the young executioners in Nicky Scarfos Sr.s day during the war with Harry the hunchback Riccobene didnt play. I forget the yong man.s name but heard when Nickys boys was gunning for him was so scared he commited suicide himself true story. Kick up mind ur bussiness if u owe money pay it if u cant make arrangements to come up with something. Do not avoid them if u do it won.t be pretty . Some say hard time mellows i dont know never did it. Dont want to find out either.lol Philly

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  24. Don't snitch!! Period!! U telling what Alite didn't is snitching!! Have some self respect!!

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  25. Yeah but you have no idea what I go through! I agree with you, but it does get to you. Anthony S, using another name said he knew people who belonged to the West Side.... You think he happens to have all this firsthand knowledge? If he used the same name I might believe it but the fact is, he tried to fool me. That said, you are still correct.....

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  26. So your saying Joey is out? Your sources would know that if they know about Phil...wouldnt they? Joey Official boss...Phil is acting boss....Mazzone & Johnny Chang are street bosses....Ligambi & Chickie are Consiglieri....??? Too many cooks in the kitchen if you ask me.

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  27. I sent Nick Corozzo a letter today, by the way, Ed. I'm interested in hearing (reading) what he has to say, if anything. I'll get back to ya on it. He used to call me at a minimum 3 times a day every week. So, we'll see...

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  28. I agree -- but Mazzone and Chickie's son "Johnny Chang" are supposedly serving as street bosses -- Chickie and his son are close, the son is known to often seek his father's counsel. This could be a way to maintain the peace -- which allows everyone to make money....

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  29. No -- they don't know about Merlino. My first question was that one. This is what I was given by three sources, one who was available to speak with me.

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  30. Ed, that's just one of Pizzaboys minions. Pizzaboy would always say he doesn't know anything about Philadelphia, just the Westside and the Bronx, (LMAO, like he even knows that) but now he post regularly about Philadelphia. He's a complete frud, know it all and rat. This guy is probably him or one of his loyal minions. Can you imagine being a groupie to the ultimate Mafia groupie? Now that's funny. Hey PB, posting on here does not affect your over 20,000 post that you have on Gangster BB and on Real Deal, so don't waste your time. Go back on there and post, post, post!

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  31. Who Anthony claims to know is completely irrelevant to THIS story. What is relevant "Ed Scarpo", or should I say Ed Lieber, is the "anonymous sources" that you claim to know. They are either feeding you straight garbage and you are reporting it as fact or you are simply just fabricating stories to drive visitors to your site. However, anyone with common sense can see right through this one. In this case you are the one who is full of crap.

    I don't know Anthony and I don't claim to have any inside sources like you do, but I don't need them. Joey is in the can for 4 lousy months, why would there be a need for a shift in the hierarchy or to "name a new boss" as you say? Joey has been the official boss all along and he's not stepping aside for ANYONE. Stevie Mazzone has been the acting/street boss since Uncle Joe was arrested in May 2011, and he and Johnny Chang are Merlino's closest allies and long time friends. In the hypothetical sense that Joey would ever step aside, you can bet your last dollar that Mazzone (possibly Chickie) would be the next "official" boss. But it's not happening.

    Joey holds ALL of the power in the family and has all of HIS guys in the top positions. Johnny Chang and Phil Narducci DESPISE each other; on top of that, Narducci absolutely hates Joey and has no respect for him. Stevie is holding things together between the factions, and he is the only one that Narducci has respect for. Phil kicks up only to Stevie for that very reason. With Chickie back out and in the mix, Joey has tightened his grip on the family now so more than ever. His crew literally went to war to take over Philly, and now you think he's just going to step aside for Phil Narducci to become boss? Johnny Chang is now no longer the Underboss according to you? Why would all of these guys step down in stature and position wise within the family to accomodate Narducci becoming boss, and handing their power over to his faction which is their only real threat/rival within the family? It makes no sense. The only way that Narducci becomes boss is by force, and that's not happening. Phil does have a following of young guns and the rest of the remnants of the Scarfo organization, but he doesn't have the man power to take on Joey (and essentially the whole family).

    I also seem to remember last summer that you posted a very similar story, claiming that your "sources on the street" informed you that George Borgesi was crowned the new boss of Philadelphia. HA! What happened to that one? Everyone immediately told you that you were wrong and your sources were full of it, and you refused to admit you were wrong. You stuck with it, and even after you were PROVEN TO BE WRONG, you still wouldn't cop to it. Instead, you simply released a follow up article that was titled "Does It Really Matter Who's Boss In Philly?"

    You were full of it then and you are full of it now. I'm sure you won't admit that you're wrong again or that you simply fabricated this whole story in your twisted imagination where you believe that you are actually Italian and your last name isn't Lieber. I have a feeling in a few more days, after rounds and rounds of more criticism from the people who actually know for a fact that you are wrong, you will have another article similar to the "Does It Really Matter", just like the whole Borgesi situation.

    For Just a thought: maybe Ed can't handle the criticism because he's not a REAL journalist? He's a hack who should stick to writing about Mob Wives.

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  32. Im thinking this was discused the last few yrs with Mr Ciangalini getting out and Joey staying in fla. Phil getting out and Chickie Ciangalini now out solidified the deal i guess. Seems the smart thing to do to keep the peace those who don.t like it need to break camp. I don.t see anything changing any time soon even if Nicodemo talks the only one going away will be uncle Joe and mikey lancelotti the rest of uncle Joes guys are alreardy doing long stretch.s. As for Joey and BGB they were in jail as were Jonnny chang and Stevie Mazzone when Johnny Gongs Casanto'Ronald Turrchi and Long John Mortarano were murdered.Now the wildcards here for Joeys crew would be Mikey lancelotti and Boy George Borgesi if they talked yhey were in on all the hit.s in the 90.s. The Only Guy who hasn.t done a Stretch is mikey lancelotti but he does.nt say much or talk with anyone. Should be a interesting yr for the Mobsters of Brotherly Love.Philly.

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  33. Ed, don't think for a minute Johnny Chang is loyal to Merlino n that crew, number one,he knows they shot his brother joey, number two, he was a scarfo guy before a Merlino guy, now that the scarfo guys r out especially his father that's where his loyalty lies, if you don't believe me read the book called the last don by the rat Ron previte, he's taping Johnny telling him not to trust Merlino cause he can't be trusted.

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  34. One way to never get a comment published on my blog is to use my last name.

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  35. What is the deal with this guy? If he's from the Bronx he might have it in for Dom. Maybe that's his ax. I was sent an email this guy supposedly sent out about why he was quitting the boards and his reason is fictional. What he said about Dominick Cicale is false, not true. I can't emphasize this enough. But I don't even know if the email I was shown was legit or not. But that's the web, anyone can say anything

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  36. No, Johnny was in prison when the war between Merlino n stanfa was happening, he was trying to keep peace until he got out but it was too far gone, when he came out their was only Merlinos crew standing, that's the only reason he joined them but his real crew is the Scarfo crew, Johnnys around 58, Merlino n that crew are around 50, 51, their the young guys to him, Merlino is his younger brother michaels crew who died in the stanfa war

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  37. Were u going with that one Ed as if i don.t know lol.philly

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  38. Wasn't Chang one of the guy's Merlino is in prison for meeting??

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  39. Ed, he left the forums for a few days like the little punk that he is. He probably left crying like the little bitch that he is and then he realized he couldn't do anything else because he has no life except to post and decided to come back. It was great when that self proclaimed know it all was gone. You should post his cry baby and I'm taking my ball and glove letter for laughs. He has a man crush on Vinny Gorgeous, the convicted murderer.He really loves him. That's why he hates Dominick. He probably was a mark for Dominick. He post that "you shouldn't pass judgement on the guy unless you have been in that position yourself". Exactcly douchebag, that ok for Junior but not Dominick? What a hypocrite!

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  40. I mean right now Merlino is in prison... for meeting Johnny Chang...

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  41. Johnny Chang and Merlino - Philly, what would you say is the relationship between them?

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  42. Did he say something about someone being in witness protection so, based on his logic, I am in the FBI??? Because thats the email I saw.....

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  43. Maybe the Philly lcn is learning from the chins old borgahta where no one knows whose in charge

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  44. Ronnie One Arm is a rat, too -- note that Alite is saying this because Ronnie One Arm in his opening statement blamed everything on Alite, who was in prison in Brazil at the time "soaking in shit."

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  45. I'd love to hear it! Don't you think he'll sidestep though?

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  46. And that's pretty much what all Borgatas are doing. Why make yourself a target. Merlino did that way back with Natale. Everyone knew that Natale wasn't the real boss.

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  47. If u go back to the Chickie article u.ll see my comments will break it down for u. As for Johnny getting along with Joey on a bussiness level there good and for good reason Joeys no dummy he knew this day would come and the glue to hold it together would be Chickie Ciangalini thats who Johnny.s loyal too.
    Mikie chang and Joey were close if mikie lives they would.ve been one anwo. And the hit on Joey Ciangalini doesn.t go down with out Mikie chang.s permission he believed his nrother tryed killing him. The guy Lou who is posting knows what im talking about. But i don.t think i know him personally.Philly

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  48. But, yes, more specifically Philly I forgot the other part. Someone said something about this "coming out of nowhere" -- well, not really, if you think about it. Now is actually a good time to do something in Philly while a certain someone is jammed up.... but that is speculation... of course......

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  49. You can't read a book and think you have figured something out on the street. I am not a gangster -- but I talk to a lot of gangsters, three today, two were made guys. Not even for stories. You can't use deductive reasoning and/or logic to decipher the street. Someone said I have to be wrong about the DeCavalcante family growing at such a fast pace -- why do I have to be wrong? Because the US has been in a recession!! A frigging recession doesn't interfere with Cosa Nostra. People will gamble, buy drugs and need to borrow more than ever before in fact. That's just ignorance to even say that. I am not referring specifically to you, Lou, about the DeCav stuff anyway....

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  50. I do remember reading something like this might happen not sure which article it was but it was on this blog. I revisited my post on the envelopes u see up top and it.s pure speculation but i do know how they think going back to the 90.s during the war and having friends who grew up with these guys through school in the 70.s have a idea how they operate. Philly

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  51. I do remember reading something like this might happen not sure which article it was but it was on this blog. I revisited my post on the envelopes u.ll see up top and it.s pure speculation but i do know how they think going back to the 90.s during the war and having friends who grew up with these guys through school in the 70.s have a idea how they operate. Philly

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  52. YES! Merlino is in jail cause of Johnny, some people think that meeting in the open was intentional, trust me, Johnny is all Scarfo crew, Ed, I know what your saying about people putting things in books but concerning what I was talking about concerning Johnny talking to that rat Previte about Merlino, that It legit! Previte was wearing a wire n it's on tape, as u know, tapes don't lie!! People have known for years once scarfos crew got out they were going to take back the city, to them, it's rightfully theirs n Merlino and his crew knows it, old man Chickie is dictating everything on who's who, trust me and his son is rolling with them.

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  53. Ed, the ideas, grammar, language, and name calling on here by some is appalling, and should be filtered. Even if some are hiding behind a keyboard, these people should have more dignity than they show. In speaking for myself, I only comment on things that I process expertise in, and only comment if I can add to a topic or subject matter. Even when you had Dominick on chatting about his situation, he thanked me for how I conducted myself with him, as so many here insulted him that I inadvertently looked like "Mr. Wonderful" to Dominick, and I'm surely not. You have a great site, and I do respect your information, as I have my sources in the U.S. and Canada, and your info is in line with the info I receive, but I'm also on the "inside" on some goings on. Just because one may live in a certain area, that has nothing to do with what neighborhood one grows up to know certain things that are going on. You Ed have a great site, let's make it better by cleaning out the bad seeds. I believe others here feel the same way. Thank you.

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  54. Pizzaboy is a rat, whose read every mob book ever released. I bet he's in the WPP

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  55. I.ve posted several comments on this particular subject. My knowledge comes from working and surving the bullshit war that could.ve been avoided if it weren.t for a greedy few. If i offended anyone that was not my intentions as i lived it the last 25yrs and worked for all three bosses ate and drank with them they were alot of fun to be around when were not doing bussiness I am no made guy would.nt think of it skip to my own beat make my own money. With that said i do speak my opinion and hate those who have one never living the life and Judging those who do and did and sit behind a computer pass Judgement on others they would never do in person so if i come off ignorant to them so be it. I have no respect for them anyway. As for u innocent one.s i meant no ill will. Philly

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  56. Shutup Johnny you and Ed still sleeping with one another. Ed sure has slept with a lot of mobsters

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  57. EXACTLY THEY SET JOEY UP N HE'S TOO STUPID TOO REALIZE IT - RESPECT
    THIS
    - CHEECH

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  58. Philly, your the biggest bitchboy the net's ever seen you claim to be a made guy in philly your a fucking fraud..come down to broad and bigler will kick ur monkey ass lil bitch

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  59. I get you... I'm actually reading that book...didn't get up to that yet. I kinda stopped to read Gotti's Rules, which I've gotta say, I'm enjoying....

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  60. A guy using various names (Cheech, Tommy, Nicole, John Junior) got on here about two hours ago and posted a bunch of crap using different names. It was all from the same loser. I know who he is. He is a coward, and I apologize to everyone he insulted. It won't happen again. I gave him the opportunity to meet me in person. He won't do that but he'll post anonymous crap on here. Not anymore.

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  61. Johnny, you're correct. I have to raise the bar. I'm revamping comments... and the guy claiming to be John Junior was the same guy disrespecting people on here, making up crap under various names. This just shows you the limits of free speech; some people don't deserve a voice. They do deserve a beat down though in my opinion, but what can you do?

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  62. Who knows? Perhaps... the little "F"...

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  63. Ed, please don't let these cowards get to you. I just think it's hilarious that these guys will attempt to disrupt and attack you and your column on a regular basis. How sad is that? They are definitely followers of that racist Pizza boy. One guy is from England, Dumbwood, I think it's his moniker. LOL! But they have man crushes on Pizza Boy who has been proven to be the ultimate fanboy and fraud with nearly 21,000 posts on GangsterBB.Think about that? What kind of life does this guy have? It's pathetic It is sad that on Superbowl Sunday these pack of morons who worship Pizza boy will attack you. It's really sad in a way. Grown men acting like children. If you don't like what you read, then don't read it or start your own website, or maybe write your own book. If you can't or are unable to do that then stay the Hell away from here and let us enjoy this website and it's stories. Grow up Pizza boy. I guess after being kicked off the GangsterBB twice for spouting racial hatred to one of the posters you now are targeting your attention here to us. I must say how I commend the Moderators of GangsterBB for recognizing a racist and suspending him. I guess you have been put on notice there Pizzaboy, one more and you are out??? It's just a matter of time. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock. Do yourself a favor Racist Boy, take your kiss ass minions and stay out.

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  64. you talk about truth, well, Explaining truth to an ignorant person is like explaining the color green to a blind man I guess...This post must be from a Gotti relative or jr himself...figures that's all you had to say^. 1. You are either a very ignorant person that's feeding off all the Gotti drama, bullshit, half truths, rumors and gossip without doing your research for the truth. If you don't have the money to purchase Johnny's book to find out the truth I can lend you mine but I want it back afterwards..lol The truth that Gotti RATTED (yeah, he did) he did a proffer and was "Queen of the Day" lol Oh, there's also proof you ignorant individual, there are SIGNED (302) doc by Jr himself, (did you know any of that). Its amazing how everyone that knows Jr. pushes that part under the carpet. I want to know, did you get to speak with Jrs lawyer about why this doc was released. Do you think if Senior was alive, he'd order his own son killed for being a RATTTTT. This is all going on while his best friend or at least Johnny thought he was at the time, was trying to stay alive in a Brazillian jail. 2. Its also called "ACCOUNTABILITY" perhaps as a relative to JR or to JR himself, you need the meaning of this spelled out for you, so hear it goes.. Accountability is YOUR obligation to accept responsibility for YOUR actions. Come on peeps! This applies to every single person on this planet! Johnny, has come clean and has been remorseful for his actions and apologized to all the families that have been hurt by his actions, including yours. Yet, I fail to read anything about JR owning up (period). Why doesn't Jr own up to his own bad choices, stop blaming others, don't lie about it, don't make excuses, own it, fix it, and move on by adovcating to teenagers that look at that "so called life" and perhaps even you as being glamorous and powerful, which is totally not true. Why doesn't he (Jr) Adovcate like Johnny is currently doing about how messed up "The Life" so to speak is. Its a dead end career, where you will either find yourself in jail and losing everything and everyone that's dear to you, or perhaps killing someone or being killed yourself.
    I also find it amazing how the editors from the newpapers, haven't been posting all over the place about the 302 docs. I read somewhere the sister was a short lived editor for one of the papers. I guess that explains alot as to why the editors are not posting anything about that family.

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  65. As far as protocol goes, that reported move of Phil Narducci would have to be approved by New York, the "Commission" If not Phil Narducci would be an "acting boss" My belief is there is co-everything, as I said here earlier, and Merlino is doing the right thing for all that come home after 30 years. Great mafia politicking by Merlino, and I give him a lot of credit for displaying class and intelligence.

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  66. Philly, no need to apologize. I forgot to apologize to you for letting that jerkoff insult you. You and several others are whitelisted for a reason: I respect your opinion and have no problem with anything you say... a fraud posing as several different people came on here yesterday and personally insulted you. With one click I deleted all his comments. Some replies to him may have been deleted as well.... Johnny is correct...

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  67. Cole: You are on the money.... I don't remember deleting the comment you replied to, so maybe he deleted it himself.... which means that he probably knows you're on to him!!! Good work!! As for the New York newspapers, this is a disgrace. And Victoria Gotti working at one of them is absolutely no excuse for this blatant disregard of the public trust, of the news. These papers wrote headlines and lengthy stories whenever Senior so much as took a dump. But now his son is revealed to be Clark Kent instead of Superman and they ignore. They vilify mobsters who flip and testify for the government; these guys are really testifying for us, yet the newspapers treat them like scrum. The American Media overall seems to treat mob stories as entertainment and not news. I believe the British newspapers tend to cover organized crime much more deftly.

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  68. Hi ed i was.nt around yesterday so i didn.t see post but there were some on the John Jr article a couple days ago i did see u deleted.
    There just some haters who don.t like the truth. I do rant once and a while and gotta catch my self. I do try to tell the storys i know about the life from experience and knowledge i have from those i associated with back then. Those topics i don.t know which is mostly NY stuff i.ll ask quetions or just read. I did and still do know that life so u can pretty much
    know when guys are bullshitting or telling the truth. Love ur articles and ur followers where u can have an inteligent conversation agree to dissagree and it doesnt have to get in a pissing contest. Keep up the great work and thanks for having our backs on here its much appreciated u can see by ur followin .Phillyg

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  69. I wish I could up vote this a hundred times! I couldn't agree with you more. Keep up the amazing work Ed, and thank you Dominick Cicale for continuing to share your stories and information with everyone on here!

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  70. I believe 1000% Charlie Carnesi called him a rat and definitely supplied the 302's before they became close. He's like the guy who calls a girl a whore, then gets married to her. You gotta be careful when you spit in the wind, It comes right back in your face!!!

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  71. Whatever you say!

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  72. Whatever you say!

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  73. Here's what the FD-302 read [See attached]. The FBI classification number: 281A-NY-281763 indicates it was classified by FBI as Organized Crime Drug Investigations (281), High-Priority (A), out of the New York Field Office (NY).

    I noticed something else interesting. The Special Agent that drafted this is noted on the left bottom corner: "By:SA Cindy A. Peil." Special Agent Peil is also one of the FBI agents that assisted former FBI Agent, Joaquín "Jack Falcone" García in the infiltration of the Gambino crime family in the "Operation Jack Falcone" case that led to the conviction of Gambino Capo, Gregory DePalma. Hope the doc attached is readable. I had to piece it together due to not being able to get a full screen shot.

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  74. The easiest to hing Alite had to do is Tell The truth and Historically Alite a prison hardened convict who had done 2 federal bids before cooperating was well aware Tell The truth you got a shot at going home way earlier then your projected sentencing guidelines, the Goverment will give you a 5K1.1 Letter outlining the extent and truthfulness of your testimony, the same letter they gave Sammy the Bull, and he went home in 5 years he had 19 murders, so Historically Alite knew what they would do if he told the truth, and he also knew what they did to Gaspipe for lying, it is a no brainer tell the truth you can call me a rat, but you can also call me at home, who's the punk, not the rat, it takes more balls to rat then to stand up, Junior Gotti could not go through with it because he is ball-less coward.
    A 302 does not mean you ratted, because when you are first arrested by the FBI you are basically interviewed and asked your name, adress, social security number, and you are then asked if you are willing to talk to the agents without your Lawyer, a seasoned Gangster, will only provide his Lawfull name, and birthday, he will never provide nick names, or sometimes a social security number or an Adress, a 302 is written even though you don't cooperate, But John Jr. he provided incriminating information according to S.A. Cindy Piel, who wrote the 302, the 302 was part of a proffer session, AKA Quenn for the day, that in prison Lingo is Called Ratting, in Bensonhurst it is called ratting , so according to this 302 John Angelo Gotti is a punk stool pigeon Rat.
    Don't believe me write all the stand up As5 h013$ and ask them in a letter what it is called.
    What I just did is also called ratting, so yes all you stand up guys can call me a rat, but you can also call me at home, because all I had to do was tell the truth.

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  75. Garrett, thank you, but the real credit will go to Ed, once he clears out the goof balls here! What Ed should do when a guy comes on here for the first time, ask him three simple mafia related questions, if he can't get 2 out of 3 right then he doesn't belong here. It's that easy. Ed, how about it!

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  76. Here's what the FD-302 read [See attached]. The FBI classification number: 281A-NY-281763 indicates it was classified by FBI as Organized Crime Drug Investigations (281), High-Priority (A), out of the New York Field Office (NY).

    I noticed something else interesting. The Special Agent that drafted this is noted on the left bottom corner: "By:SA Cindy A. Peil." Special Agent Peil is also one of the FBI agents that assisted former FBI Agent, Joaquín "Jack Falcone" García in the infiltration of the Gambino crime family in the "Operation Jack Falcone" case that led to the conviction of Gambino Capo, Gregory DePalma. Hope the doc attached is readable. I had to piece it together due to not being able to get a full screen shot.

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  77. You two cripples still trying to post u cowards still hiding behind ur computer. Philly

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  78. This guy was emailing me about Pizza Boy. Like I give a shit. He knew I wasn't reading what was being written about me so he starts emailing the stuff to me. He claimed he'd been kicked off the bulletin boards like he'd been deprived of his civil rights. And he keeps emailing me stuff that has been posted anonymously about me. I ignore him but you reach a breaking point... these are seriously disturbed people. I think they gravitate to the mob because they have sociopathic tendencies that they can vicariously live out by acting like phony tough guys on an anonymous bulletin board. I'm giving ya pearls, here guys!!!

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  79. How the hell did you get this? LOL!!!!

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  80. Not sure what he'll say...depending on if they read his mail. We'll see.

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  81. Charles GiordanoFeb 4, 2015, 3:26:00 AM

    Ed you just sound like a alite minion and a desperate guy who needs a story to be relevant, im just being honest.. I bet if junior would offer you a interview you'd blow cock just to get it, it's like you reporters are just jokes who seek attention, what the fuck could you possibly know about the mafia let's get real here are you or jerry capeci or even Anastasia made memebers or associates ? Go get a better topic to talk about you sound like a sponge you soak whatever water and shit alite pumped into your head

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  82. charles GiordanoFeb 4, 2015, 3:26:00 AM

    And your just retarded Ronnie one arm still has people out there who support him and here you are calling him a rat on a blog like a herb what do you think U people are invincible

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  83. Theodore KarabetsosFeb 4, 2015, 11:10:00 PM

    I'm new to this site, and hope to be a listener, open-minded, when I do visit for the news and or discussions. To the few here that I have noticed have contributed to this site: Regardless of who I am, what I believe, my heritage, my family, my job, my preferences of who I like. I wish you all here, in the name of the Lord, peace, health, safety, strong bonds of friendship and brotherhood, boundless wisdom, a community that always respects and looks out for you, and the ever-endearing enjoyment of your businesses and associates.
    -Teddy

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  84. I'm intrigued by this development. I do wonder how these different generations of gangsters are getting along with each other. Why would Ligambi step down? Because of law enforcement efforts perhaps. More to the point, why would Merlino have control of naming the new administration? He's been out of the picture for so long and there's plenty of guys, it would appear, who are not his friend. My first thought is that it smacks of disinformation. Perhaps the real powers are Narducci and Mazzone. Uncle Joe would take a step back, a sort of semi-retirement. But what about Borgesi? Wasn't he a consiglieri to Ligambi? Perhaps, there is a little truth and a little fiction in this tale. If not, one has to expect bloodshed. After all, that is the history of the Philadelpia Family of LCN.

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  85. I was in jail with junior right after all those articles were plastering him as a "rat" to be honest he's a tough dude and even with all that going on a lot of guys wanted to hang at Rec with him so that discredits the whole no one wanted to sit near him theory, I mean me personally I never had it in me to say hello or go to him but he was always respected in prison, everyone here can talk talk talk but I thought this to myself last night what it must be like to go on trial that many times and how stressful that is, the government really didn't play fair this could be one of you next or your children who get treated such a way... Think before you speak and judge and Ed you lost many fans on your blog from what I hear around philly and NY because your extremely bias towards the gottis... Jealousy is a horrible trait my friend, I wonder how long until this gets deleted lmao just like you did to several other comments, I also read once you reached out and spoke to gotti I know a mutual friend we were speaking of your blog and I asked and he knows them pretty well and he said that's far from truth, if you spoke to junior Id love to hear on your blog what he said or what you two talked about ?

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  86. Really? I appreciate your concern about my readership. You seem to have good information. I'd very much like to speak to you or maybe the dude himself. Email me at eddie2843@gmail.com.

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  87. Skinny joey merlino and Anthony Chicchetti. That's named south Brooklyn boss the real one. Anthony Chicchetti shook. Down the entire Colombo family he beat up Andrew mush Russo son billy. and demanded money. Just so you know Mr E.Scarpo. but if it matters Anthony Chicchetti born in 1975 is the youngest made man ever at 18 years old. And the manic Anthony Gas pipe Casso is his real father. These are not just facts its proven ty Ed. You know truth when you see it

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  88. Dude, your last name isn't even Scarpo. You're not even Italian. How you managed to actually lead some people to believe you're an actual mob reporter or actually know what you're talking about is mind boggling to me. But I guess a shitty e-book with a rat will do it for you. Do you know how much Narducci & Merlino hate each other? Do you know Narducci & Johnny Chang also are on the outs because of Change siding against him in a family feud. Do you know because of this, it's EXTREMELY unlikely he's going to be able to co-exist on a panel with those two guys? And where are your sources for this report anyway?

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  89. I've disagreed with some of Ed's articles on here in the past but don't mistake me for being one of Pizzaboys minions, I can't stand that guy and never use Gangsters BB

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  90. I disagreed with you on that because the DeCav's are competing with the five families, on their own territory nothing to do with the recession. I thought 80 guys was way too high but you seem to have taken it as a personal attack. If I'm wrong on something Ed ill take it on board or at least be open to discussion. Some people aren't trying to be asshole's about it they are just weighing up the evidence.

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  91. The OP is clearly a family member or close friend of Alite. Grow up. Pull yerselves together and stop praising this piece of garbage (Alite). He's a disgusting human being and is everything that's wrong with this world.

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  92. "Anonymous" "Philly" .... you are incredibly annoying.

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  93. I don't believe there is any fiction here. This info is parceled out by certain individuals who decide who gets it. Borgesi is out but he's also still on parole. When he's truly free is when he'd make a move if he ever plans to. Who knows? Chickie also is a player. Joey has a little crew in Florida. Who said he'd name the new administration? Uncle Joe said very publicly that he wanted to take a step back. The thought of him stepping down or lightening his load doesn't exactly sound out-of-this-world unbelievable. Or maybe you were just busting my balls 18 days ago and now that my info agrees with George Anastasia's, you'd say something else. Honestly I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious. When you do this thing long enough and accrue the kinds of "fans" that I have, I am suspicious of every communication. I tend not to trust people I don't speak to on the phone.....

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  94. I did ask about New York, too. I truly think those days are gone. Today the crews are smaller, deeply entrenched, they're probably hesitant to travel anywhere together or meet anywhere to say anything. The old days are gone and we don't hear a peep. People don't want to lose whatever they have and there don't seem to be too many shooters around. If there are, they must be doing crossword puzzles.... It has been years since there was a bona fide mob hit in the NY/NJ/Philly area. Last hit I can think of was the former head of the Purple Gang. That might possibly have been a mob hit, in 2013...

    http://www.cosanostranews.com/2013/11/whacked-former-boss-of-purple-gang-got.html

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  95. Yeah Ed that hit was around the corner from my house, bodies bring heat not like years ago when guys were getting dropped all over the place but it could still happen if it has too

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  96. Ed, you responded somewhat bitterly to my thoughts on the new Philly Family administration. Let me be clear, I think you're doing a great job. You obtain excellent information, and you use it to reach logical conclusions. I was NOT being sarcastic when I wondered aloud (or in cyberspace) why Borgesi would be left out of the new administration. It makes sense that Ligambi would step back. You say he has stated publicly that he wished to do so; makes sense. I was not "busting your balls", nor have I read Anastasia's thoughts on the topic.
    With that said, I'm anticipating some violence in the Family's future. Borgesi, Merlino, Narducci; these guys seem like volatile characters with big egos. I can't wait to see how it plays out. I don't have any inside information, just a hunch. Still, I think you probably have a better handle on this information than any layperson in the world. A bit of an aside, if Borgesi is waiting for his parole to end before he makes a move (possibly), when does his parole end? Maybe that will be a date to watch for future bloodshed.
    I may have been playing the part of a devil's advocate Ed, but I'm not trying to discredit you or your sources. My point that some of the article may be disinformation was inspired by how successfully the Genovese Family (and other Families) have confused authorities about who's really in charge. I'm not saying that this is the case in Philly. But it is possible.
    In conclusion, my comments may have rubbed you the wrong way, but that was not my intention. They were just my thoughts and questions about your article. Thanks for all you do Ed; I really enjoy your blog. Sincerely, BS.

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  97. Don't take this wrong but Johnny, you write like a fed from a well known alphabet agency.

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  98. i dont no if PB is lying i see on gangster BB is information looks real and has good knowlege about the bronx but then again has a hardone for dom ciracle hates the guy and i think thats why he might not be a fan of you i think dom cirale and him might have had beef in the past

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  99. you're a troll, pal. Gave you a second chance.

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  100. Mt definition of a "troll" is someone who posts five comments in a few hours, spreading them apart in different stories, they are all negative and at least one includes a link to a rival who I have chosen not to cooperate with for whatever reason. I am within my rights to ban trolls. I only announce this so when someone starts bitching somewhere, you all know the reason why. Trolls are saboteurs. It has nothing to do with free speech, my "intolerance," etc.

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