Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Galati Switches Lawyers, Mob Trial Stalled

 By George Anastasia
For Bigtrial.net

The racketeering conspiracy retrial of mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi and his nephew and co-defendant George Borgesi was temporarily derailed this afternoon by a Philadelphia Daily News story about mob associate Ron Galati.

Meanwhile speculation mounted that the South Philadelphia auto-body shop operator may be considering cooperating with authorities.

Galati, 63, abruptly replaced Joseph Santaguida as his attorney today with Anthony Voci, a criminal defense attorney and former Assistant District Attorney. Santaguida said he was informed of the change in a telephone conversation with Galati's son this afternoon. Santaguida had met with Galati at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility this morning.

"He didn't say anything (about changing attorneys)," Santaguida said. "Then I heard from his son."

Santaguida said he wouldn't speculate about the change. Galati is scheduled for a bail hearing on Monday. Several observers say that if he is granted bail -- which was considered unlikely at the time of his arrest -- it could be a sign that he has cut a deal with the District Attorney's Office or is in the process of doing so.

Voci, who left the DA's Office in 2006, said that "any suggestion that my client is contemplating cooperating is absolutely not true." He said he is focused on the bail issue and getting his client home for the holidays.
"The charges are bailable offenses and we look forward to our day in court Monday morning," Voci said.

The impact on the Ligambi trial was temporary, but the Galati situation has added another twist to the ongoing saga of the mob boss and his co-defendant nephew. Both have been identified as friends of Galati's. Borgesi, according to testimony, has also been involved in scams run from the auto-body shop.

The Daily News article published this morning included a blaring front page headline that labeled Galati a "Wrecketeer." The piece, by William Bender, raised questions about how Galati, who was convicted of insurance fraud and racketeering in 1995, was able to obtain a contract to repair cars for the city, including Philadelphia Police Department vehicles.

The article said that Galati's auto-body shop was awarded a city contract in 2011 that runs through June 2014. Last year he was paid over $400,000 for repair work for the Police Department, according to the story which also detailed Galati's mob associations to Borgesi and former mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino. (See Bigtrial December 17).

Galati was arrested Saturday and charged with attempted murder, solicitation of murder and witness intimidation for allegedly hiring hitmen to kill three different individuals who have testified against him in an ongoing grand jury investigation into insurance fraud.

The targets allegedly included the boyfriend of Galati's grown daughter. The victim was shot outside his Atlantic City home on Nov. 30 , but survived. Two gunmen, both Philadelphians, were arrested within minutes of the shooting and both, according to the Daily News, are now cooperating.

Members of the Ligambi jury panel were privately questioned by Judge Eduardo Robreno after defense attorneys, at the lunch break today, raised questions about whether exposure to the article could have tainted the panel.

The trial resumed around 2:40 p.m. after an hour-long delay. Apparently none of the jurors had seen or heard about the Galati piece.

"No one saw or read anything," said Christopher Warren, Borgesi's attorney, as he emerged from the judge's chambers prior to the start of the afternoon session.

Robreno made no mention of the issue as he called the trial back into session.

Despite the delay, Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Labor, the lead prosecutor in the case, said the government hopes to complete its presentation of witnesses and evidence by Friday. With a weeklong recess for the Christmas holiday, the trial would then resume on Dec. 30 with the defense calling its first witnesses.

Closing arguments and jury deliberation are likely the first or second full week in January.

Galati's situation, meanwhile, continues to cast a shadow over the trial. The wannabe wiseguy, according to people who know him, has said he does not want to go back to jail. Galati was sentenced to 37 months in 1995 after a federal jury convicted him of racketeering and fraud charges. In that case, he was found not guilty of threatening to kill a postal inspector who was part of an insurance fraud task force targeting him.

The current insurance fraud case is apparently built around the same kind of accusations that landed him in jail eight years ago. The murder threats and the hiring of hitmen, if proven, add a different dynamic to the case and bring substantially stiffer penalties if there is a conviction.

Galati's dealings with members of the South Philadelphia underworld and any role he may have played in an infamous shooting during the Stanfa-Merlino war in the 1990s could be information around which he could negotiate a deal.

Galati was targeted for death by mob boss John Stanfa because Stanfa believed it was Galati who aided the Merlino faction by cutting portholes into the side of a stolen van that was used in an ambush of Stanfa on the Schuylkill Express in August 1993. The shooting, in the midst of mid-morning rush hour traffic, resulted in Stanfa's son Joseph being wounded.

No one has ever been convicted for that crime. And while the statute of limitations has expired on the shooting itself, the act could be part of a broader racketeering case should federal prosecutors opt to go in that direction.

George Anastasia can be contacted at George@bigtrial.net.

236 comments:

  1. Well Look's Ron Galati Is Singing!!! GoodBye RatFellas!!!''''

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  2. Yea It's Over For The RatFellas!!!!,,,,,,,,

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    1. lance never been arrested all these years ........REALLY ? Its funny anyone who knows nothing can solve this. LMAO MOB ITS OVER THE MOUSE IS GONE ONLY STAND UP MAN SINCE BRUNO. Lance CI

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  3. Now The Feds Got Ron Galati Nicodemo, Roger Vella Tommy HorseHead And Probably Lance!...... GoodBye RatFellas!!!

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    1. Don't forget Black Carl...hes been wearing a wire since 1990's

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    2. CARL LMAO THEN I BE IN JAIL WE GONNA TRACK UR IP

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    3. LANCE NEVER GETS ARRESTED FUNNY ...HES A MAGICIAN

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    4. Its been all over the streets for years.Good Luck finding someone who wont Rat for trackin ppl IP

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  4. This one is easy, with the charge of witness intimidation and the new law surrounding it, its impossible for him to make bail, if he makes bail then its a done deal, he's ratting! besides that, why would he get rid of Santaguida when he was his lawyer in his first case 20 years ago and hired him for this? Not hard to figure out at all, he's ratting!!!!!!

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    1. Roger Vella did the same thing on Ralphie Mazzuca Murder Case, He got rid of Joe and got Nick Nastusi ( not sure of the spelling) so I guess Ron will be singing Like Valshe

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    2. HES GOT THE DA AND POLICE JAMMED UP NOT THE MOB AND HE SWITCHED LAWYERS CAUSE THE NEW ONE IS FREE JERKOFFS STATUE OF LIMITATIONS IF YOU HAD A NOODLE IS OVER FOR ALL CRIMES HE MAY KNOW,,, LOL DUMMY WINDOW LICKERS

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  5. Coke head !!! Now take off the Goofy wig U bald RAT !!!!

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    1. he needs no rinse shampo

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  6. Ron Give The Wig Too Mazzone!!! Lol

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  7. All he's gotta say is Joey made me cut the holes in the van and there you have a witness to conspiracy w intent to engage in attempted murder.

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    1. LMAO YOU LITTLE BUS RIDING KNUCKLEHEADS IF ANY CRIME BESIDES MURDER IS OVER 5 YEARS ITS NOT A CASE YOU BJ

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  8. Yes!!! Rico Murder Cus!''' Skinny's Crew Going To Jail!!!!!

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  9. Their All Gone Down!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. His son should have already been arrested!! Why is he still out????

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  10. Mazzone Won't Need That Wig!!!!!!

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  11. Philadephia Is The Capital Of Mob Rats!!!'''''

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    1. And the Capitol of CROOKED COPS AND DETECTIVES!! It's all falling apart wait

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  12. Yea Mazzone Will Probably Rat Cus!!!!!

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    1. Doubt it Mazzone is so Respected He tells Skinnny what to do.Hes not about Murder.Mayb A Bitch Slap.but not Murders.

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    2. SOUNDS LIKE ALL U GUYS ARE IN THE AREA YOU DROP NAMES ACT LIKE YOU KNOW BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS. YOU CANT BEAT THE FEDS IF THEY WANT YOU ITS OVER BE A MAN AND GET MONEY LEGIT YOU SORRY MFERS FOOLS

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  13. Horsehead is dead .....

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  14. Sooo Are The RatFellas!!!''''

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  15. Why is it being suggested Nicodemo is cooperating? He's still at CFCF and Lancellotti is still on the street doing his thing. I really don't know how much Galati can give the feds as far as murders go...he was at best on the fringes of Merlino's faction. He may open a can of worm with those tow truck companies though.

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    1. Ya he.s in the rat wing at cfcf

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  16. Are You A Moron!!! Skinny Was Around Galati When The Stanfa War Was Going On!! And Ligmabi Had A Office In The BodyShop!!! You're Right Lance Is Doing He's Thing And It's Not Good Cus!!!

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  17. Yea Skinny Was Around Galati's Shop At 12th And Washington Ave When He Got Out Of Prison For The Bank Truck Heist... He Was On The Books For A Long Time!'''

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  18. He may have been around but nothing I've heard suggests Galati ever got his hands dirty directly, every violent act he knows of is through a second hand source. If he was truly involved he would have been made like everyone else around Merlino aside from Avicoli. He missed some key years being in prison from '95 to '98. I'm just skeptical about what Galati can give, that if he can Borgesi and Ligambi these auto scams...that's not good.

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  19. They Used Galati!! He Know's Alot Cus...,,,,,

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  20. All These Guys Talk!!''

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  21. With all these guys rating or going awayMay be BIG VINCE TAKES OVER STAINO STUFF he did say on tape the big guy was with him! !! Lol! !!"

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  22. Whether he did shit 1st hand or not this guy can probably do some serious damage if he gets on the stand. And Im sure he will alter his story just a lil bit if its gonna give em a more lenient sentence

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  23. You're Right Just With Van On The Expressway If He Says He Put The Holes In The Van!! That's All Feds Need Their Going Away For A Very Long Time!!!!''''''''

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  24. Boy o boy all u guys know everything about everybody stop talking shit about other people u guy r all mr perfects hahahahahahahaha

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  25. You're Shit !!!!!! Cus......,,,,,,,,,,

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  26. You guys are frigin nerds . get a life .Stop livin through the mob . All yous do is talk shit and have no clue. One day George is a dope the next you believe everything he says . Talk about flip flopin .. losers

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    1. Hey lady always with the drama geez!!!!

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  27. Whoa. He sound like a very intimidating guy. I better log off quick.

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  28. Were just bored CuzBo

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  29. You know who I am?? Im Mo Green. I made my bones when you were goin Out wit cheerleaders

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  30. Yo cujino go watch mob city

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  33. No matter what side ur on its over for these slap dicks oh ya
    WHO LOVES YA BABY!!!

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  34. Ah hows wez doin wit those christmas trees cuz?

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  35. Everyone one of you people are clowns keep watching the mob movies and reality shows

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    2. Another lady upset over a blog go read a book if u don.t like the comments here its not like ur dealing with the highly educated here there just venting like everyone else

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    3. You think your educated but your not your a clown. And im far from a lady but by they you are talking you must sit too piss. This is my first time on this site and it aggravates me too soo many talk shit because they have no lives. So this is all you people do is try and put people down why dont you try to do something positive with your time. You dont even know these people but im sure you and your family are perfect. Im sure you have a junkie in your family. So maybe you should think before talk about other people's families

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    4. Well u sound like a whining female but ill take ur word for it that u stand to piss. I wasnt bashing anyone first timer. I know these guys first hand also know what there capable of. U being a computer clown ur self know that we kinda help people like u get there mind right when need be. sorry if that a little brash any way to u other good people MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!




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  37. HAHA . George and Big Jow will be home in a few weeks . !!! haha .. Gona beat this case !! What a joke it was , Bent Finger Lou is gona do the most time for all this bullshit!!!

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    1. HOLD THAT THOUGHT LET ME KNOW HOW U FEEL AFTER NEW YEARS GOOD LUCK THOUGH!!!

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  38. Its amazing how everybody has to remain anonymous when talking SHIT!!!
    You are ALL two faces with NO BALLS!!!

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    2. But its ok for u to sign anonymous real h--- job!

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    3. Asshole do u no who we are all talking about .THE FUCKING MOB THEY KILL PPL LIKE US OUT HERE TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM & HURTING THEIR FEELING.GODA BED GOOF Their on trial for shit like this where u been

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    4. I agree with 1 up and 2 up 4 up is a real jerk off clown himself no balls i see what he signed

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    5. Hows COCK SUCKER for ya

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  39. Yea South Philly Is The Nooo Balls!!!!! And Rats Cus.

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  40. George A, really puts things in the article that have no basis being in there. The Daily News article with headline "wrecketeer" by William Bender is irrelevant to the alleged charges. How many builders, contractors, city employees have prior convictions on them but yet they have jobs and contracts with the city? These journalist write these articles with shock and awe to sell papers. Dumbing down of society, they know most people just read the headline, if they to read whats in it, then they believe what was written as the truth. People in society are like sheep and don't decipher what they are being told as what is fictitious. They put spins on the info they get and try to make everybody involved to be threat to society. George A. know things look worse on paper than they actually are. He just wants the conviction along with the FBI. Anastasia is the FBI mouthpiece to sway the jury decision. The jury is definitely reading these articles..

    “Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

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    1. Is the issue that its not factual?...BC it is....there is a federal conviction. Or is it that its embarassing and tough to see?....ironic that you want transparency in some areas and not others...kind of flies rite in the face of your quote

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    2. What federal conviction? The one from the past? Ron Galati "senior" was convicted but not his son. I,m sure the son is the owner. That's why I would think he had a contract to fix city vehicles. Either way that is not the reason he was arrested. You say I want"Transparency" what are you talking about?!? The so-called "journalist" deliberately putting additives that are irrelevant, just to aid his agenda, selling news and influencing the jury and future juror's. As George A. is notorious known for. Deceiving the public.

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    3. I imagine that your opinion that he is notorious for deceiving the public would also depend on your obvious agenda.

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    4. Well, the Writing is on the wall, or I should say on the blog. I don't have a agenda. I believe nothing of what hear and half of what I see. Also, one would think these so-called journalist don't give someone a chance to defend themselves before even setting foot in a court room. It is suppose to Innocent until proven guilty. Everybody is guilty based on the their headline and articles.

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    5. So I'm guessing you give the same" fair shake" mentality to those who get arrested on other charges like child pornography„ child molestation, like Sandusky or did you form an opinion prior to his conviction? Something tells me you did....BC I know I did.

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    6. Correct, I didn't form a opinion until I read the report on Sandusky. Did you? I also know as history has proven that there is many frivolous accusations for people to claim financial rewards. He was guilty and he doesn't deserve to be on this planet for his actions. I didn't rush to judgment off a headline. I read what is important based off the allegations not additives that are not important to the alleged crime. Like I stated having a contract to fix city vehicles and the money they paid the business is nothing but extra coating to pre-judge the man before being tried. If they want to make that a issue than it should be separate. I,m sure it not illegal to repair a car a charge fee for the services. Unless you may just look a dollar amount and think its all profit and they robbed the city. Its all about the current trial of the alleged "mafia" that's all. If his last name didn't have a vowel at the end and the region of the city this wouldn't even be a headline.

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    7. Totally agree that if legitimate work being done...then legitimate fee should be paid as earned. But as you stated...you formed an opinion based on an allegation..( your words not mine) Allegations are not factual it means they haven't been proven or not proven. But don't pretend you didn't form an opinion based on what you read prior to that trial...you either thought he was stone guilty and there is a special level of hell for someone who touches a child...or you thought it was a "conspiracy" that these kids got together...either way..u formed one...and my guess is you were not hearing evidence in that courtroom..you got your info from someone writing something

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    8. Grand jury report is were I formed a opinion (Sandusky). I didn't rush to a conclusion. That is what the journalist is trying to do and that is to paint a dirty, dealing nasty picture anyway possible, so society has made a opinion witch is detrimental to the man receiving a fair trial. Just like the media did with the Zimmerman trial, the hide they edited actual 911 call creating him to be evil racist. Its shows the pure agenda of a journalist who has the power of the pen or news a weapon to have someone convicted before a trial. Based off their personal feeling ..

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    9. Grand jury report?...that's about as one sided as you can get....so much for your fair shake argument. Its secretive and a prosecutors dream. Glad you based your opinion on something objective.

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    10. Yep a grand jury report, not influenced by a journalist and his personal feelings. The grand jury report was based on the testimony of those involved. You are getting off track of what I'm proving and that is the journalist are intentionally deceiving the public.

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    11. You have proved only your own ignorance. Testimony of those involved? There's no balance in there.the grand jury...all journalists?...or just the ones whom you don't like what they write?...

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    12. wow 917am, you said a mouthful. i wish there were more incisive ppl like u in the world!

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  41. Place your bets 13th and Bigler#1 will BorGayZ and Joe come home , or not #2 will BorGayZ rat.#3 will Nicodemo Rat, #4 will Ron Galati cut a Deal and Rat #5 WIll Skinny Be coming home in Handcuffs

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  42. #1won.t be for another10yrs #2 yes if conficted#3 already has doting i crossing t.s #4 is a pigs ass pork#5 probably rats on his whole crew he cant come home with scarfo boys running the show

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    1. You gotta write more, brother. I laffed my ass off at that those comments. Haha !

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  43. no matter what galati says or does the philly mob continues. none of this crap will affect p. narducci. when the smoke clears scarfos wiseguys will be standing.

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    1. To the victor go the spoils !!!!

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    2. I,m sure the person you are mentioning don't appreciate you putting his name on a blog, especially that it has nothing to do with this article..

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    3. you drop names like a clown wtf making problems for guys that are real. you nitwit

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  44. Call them scarfo.s boys dont single out one guy he got enough publicity remember scarfs boys and harrys guys most of them paid there dues and didnt have do deal with romper room kids like this

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  45. Santaguida is embarrassed because they changed attorneys and my well placed sources is that he made some inappropriate comments to the various journalists to enhance the myth that Galati is considering cooperating, which is NOT TRUE!!! JOE SANTAGUIDA'S ego is hurt. He certainly does not have the professional resolve to be a gentleman and wish Galati and his new attorney the best of luck. Thank God the son had the good judgment to research and provide his father with counsel that serves his dad's best interests. Anthony Voci specializes and has extensive experience relative to the charges brought against Ron Galati. AND - most important (and I am sure most of you will understand and agree), if you walk into the Courtroom with the attorney who has the moniker "MOB LAWYER" you are walking into the Courtroom at a distinct disadvantage from the jump! Go into the same Courtroom on a drug case with an attorney with the moniker "DRUG CASE SPECIALIST" you have a distinct disadvantage! The judges are well aware that if you have a drug case, walking into the Courtroom with a big name drug lawyer, you have to have big bucks. AND everyone concludes that you are in the drug business and that is he reason you can afford a BIG NAME attorney. SO the best thing that his family did for him right now is get him an attorney that knows what he is doing, yet does not have a tag attached to him- GREAT MOVE! Stop talking to the press Joe off the record. It is so unprofessional and that guy Galati always talks about you in the best of terms- he thinks the world of you and respects you. But in this case the family has to overcome the bullshit and fairy tales William Bender and Anastasia are creating. They are pissed that they are a week late getting any information about this arrest. All they had to do is call Strapweiser. He gets his info directly from the Feds. Not even the lawyers can get the info unless they call Strapweiser.

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    1. Intelligent piece

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    2. Well said!! I also been saying this. The feds use the media as their bullhorn. The sheeple don't know how to read past a headline...

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    3. luv the term sheeple, I'm gonna use it lol

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    4. YOU ARE A SCUMBAG SANTAGUIDA'S EGO IS FAR FROM HURT. JACKOFFS LIKE YOU BELIEVE WHAT THE PAPERS PRINT. THATS THE MEDIA CALLING HIM A MOB ATTORNEY .HE IS A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY.HE WOULD NOT HAVE A PRACTICE FOR 50 YRS.IF HE ONLY DEFENDED MOB CASES.IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO THE LAWYER IS GALATI WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RAT HIS WIG WEARING ASS OUT OF THE HIRE FOR MURDER CHARGES 20-40 WOULD BE A LOW SENTENCE FOR THE CHARGES HE'S FACING. MORE THEN LIKELY HE SHOULDN'T GET BAIL BECAUSE THE CHARGES HE'S FACING CALL FOR NO BAIL DO TO THE FACT HE IS CONSIDERED A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY.THEY DID SANTAGUIDA A FAVOR!!!!! RON GET USE TO THE REST OF THE LIFE YOU MADE FOR YOURSELF NO BAIL ANDTHE REST OF YOUR LIFE IN JAIL. YOU CAN'T BULLSHIT YOURSELF OUT OF THIS ONE...

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    5. Santiguida is a mob attorney and not a very good one. Typing in caps confirms your connection to Joe. You can't take away facts by typing in caps. Joe bad mouthed Galati and was upset at being replaced and he talked off the record with a reporter. How did they do him a favor? He needs the cash. It ain't coming like it use to. He worries about a huge retainer, not his clients. Galati is no mob guy and now he has a codefendant whose probably not Italian and not mob related. Hence no news outlets reported it. It only get reported if dave ratweiser gives his approval.

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    6. Man -this person hit that ON THE MONEY!

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    7. Other than strats no media outlets follow this shit anymore they ll wait for verdict get text and 20 sec of who they are no coverage like the scarf and skinny trials

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  46. Phil Narducci And Danny D.From Talk Of The Town! Are The Most Stand Up Guys You're Ever See!!!!!''''''

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  47. 13th n Bigler ? ? what are they ? ? was able to follow the one message.

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  48. THOUGHT IT Was 13th n moyamensing

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  49. Now that we cleared up Santaguida - a fine attorney but the Mafia references are overwhelming; it goes with the territory. The new attorney Anthont Voci seems to have great credentials without all of that negative baggage. He is not known as a Mafia Attorney.

    Here is his brief bio: "Anthony J. Voci, Jr.


    Anthony J. Voci, Jr. began his career in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and rose quickly through the ranks to the elite Homicide Unit where he served with distinction. He tried, and won, hundreds of cases and was selected to handle the highprofile prosecution of Thomas Jones, a case that received national and international attention.

    Anthony is a trial attorney who defends the accused and represents the injured with the highest level of skill and passion. He is one of the few Philadelphia trial attorneys who has achieved excellence in both criminal and civil litation. His success as a civil litigator includes a $10 million recovery for the family of a man killed by a defective produce and a $5 million settlement in a medical malpractice case. As a criminal defense attorney, Anthony has won numerous courtroom victories and stunning acquittals.

    Mr. Voci is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. Areas of practice include Criminal and Civil litigation including: State and Federal Court prosecutions, catastrophic injury matters, medical malpractice, products liability and vehicular collisions.

    The two (2) attorneys that I believe are better equipped for this case are Michael A. DeFino, Esquire (he is in my humble opinion, the very best attorney for litigation. He tries about 4-6 cases each and every day for the past 35 years. Wins, wins and wins and is totally professional. Never a big mouth -I work in the Courts and he is the very best defense attorney overall. Craig Pagano, Esquire is also a good choice. He once worked for a wonderful man, the late, Judge Anthony De Fino, so he has cut his teeth on the DeFino legacy. There are a few others that are good, but if you are in trouble call De Fino. Voci will pick apart and reveal the truth, which may be totally unfamiliar to all of you, You can thank the hack writer William Bender, who refuses to let the truth get in the way of his story and Strapweiser who started the flip stories that are totally untrue. Strapweiser reminds me of the Minister of Nazi Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. He actually floated a "flip innuendo" with Galati on his twitter and he watched the propaganda take off. Irresponsible bastard. I guess this is Strapweiser's way of getting even with Americans. He is still sore about losing the war,,,,

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    1. With no disrespect Mr DeFinos dad the jugde is no longer around to help his son so lets c how many cases he wins now .RIP MR DEFINO

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    2. Of course you must be one of the downtrodden barristers that has no new clients to pay for your bills-understandable. Michael De Fino, Esquire has been practising for 35 years. The late, great Judge De Fino was a judge for I believe 19 years. He has been extremely successful for 35 years. Having a family member sitting as a judge presents more difficulties than you think. I wont bore the people with an explanation and it is still only a few weeks since that tragedy. His record speaks for itself. He is kind to everyone and does not ever down his peers. I will leave this as you are either wrong and/or misinformed. I would hate to think you are anything else but that. Merry Christmas.

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    3. Nice retort. I guest there was no one around to tell the genius what to write. Real dope

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    4. You are all misfits, this guy has been a wannabe forever!!! And his son has too - I hope the daughter testifies against both the father and son! they have ties to the police and detectives in Philly - things are gonna happen soon

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    5. You are all misfits, this guy has been a wannabe forever!!! And his son has too - I hope the daughter testifies against both the father and son! they have ties to the police and detectives in Philly - things are gonna happen soon

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    6. What a fool you are/ I hope that you personal vendetta gets you right in your own family. The son has no connection to the father. In fact, he is polar opposite.

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  50. With regard to the risk that Merlino has (nobody else just Merlino), I am not seeing where he has any real risk, at least not at the Federal level. My assumption is that everyone is thinking Merlino risks being drawn into a RICO case? The "attempted murder in aid of racketeering" is at least 20 yrs old. Therefore, the statute of limitations on that expired in 2003. In order to keep the statute running past 2003, then the feds have to show sometime around 2003 that he was still an active participant in the corrupt organization which would revive it for another 10yrs, and then have to show another act around 2013 to show he still was an active participant in the "continuing criminal enterprise"...this is just my understanding. If my thinking is flawed or I am just flat out wrong please feel free to correct me.

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  51. Joe Santaguida does not represent rats, plain and simple. This guy's cut a deal and I bet it's a beauty.

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    1. You are an idiot. Joe is a dinosaur and his lack of passion for clients coupled with his greed is making him yesterday's news. Joe don't represent rats because he has no contacts with the feds and he cant afford losing the few dopes that go to him by accident but run after they hear the retainer

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  52. You Are Wrong About Melino Their No Statutory Limitations On Murder!''''

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    1. 100000% TRUE BYE BYE SKINNY

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  53. yea there is dope!!

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  54. huh? there building a statue for who ? ?Merlino? where at? ?

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  55. Cus!! are you serious 13th and Bigler is one of the best spots to get a cold beer and some crabs .. crab fries are the best cus!! ooh shit that packer ave.. my bad cus

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  56. You're Wrong Mr Dope!!!!!!!!!!.............-

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  57. Their Putting The Merlino Statue At The Federal Building!!

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  58. Broad and Federal ??

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    1. I hpoe so im from 16th n ellsworth ..me n my homies be payin made respect to that statue ..skinny was homie for awhile yo..

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  59. Us Brothers Are Running The City!!!

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    1. U could have it u can run it down the way the homies ran down Detroit .

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  60. You mean Ruining???

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  61. I wonder if George Anastia and Dave Schratweiser will do the unveiling or ribbon cutting of the Merlino statue . Should be a great day !! this guys excited !!!!

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  62. Mickey mouse Lawyer

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  63. What About Nicodemo???

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  64. Now he has the Best Lawyer around

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  65. Yea!! He's Represented Himself!!....

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  66. Anybody hear anything on Nicademo ? Heard hes not coopertating!! so ahah

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  67. Is the Statue thing serious cause I believe that dopes from South Philly actually do hold these clowns up to the highest regards , for what reason I have no idea!!
    ex.Frank Rizzo

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    1. Yea Cus!! that's serious . What are you stupid ?!?!?

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    2. No need to run down big Frank.
      Merlino statue is a joke go back to ur cubicle.

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  68. You Heard Wrong!!!**********

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  69. Any body seen lancelott and Johnny how da makin out wit those trees

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  70. Nicodemo has brian McMonagle as a Lawyer best of the best. No rat Laywer there kids

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  71. Yea!!! I Heard They Sold 4 Trees Cus!!

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  72. Nicodemo And Galati Are Together At State Road!! Both Makeing Deals!!!!!!!'''''' That's A Fact.....

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    1. That Gorilla Nicodemo has enuff hair on his body he could go in the Rug Business. Im sure. Ronnie will b the first in line .for a smelly Slab.My God Nicodemo what a Freak of Nature.I cant believe Noelle laid in bed with that sweaty hairy Jay Leno Chin Geek.im sure she was buying throw away sheets after doing the NASTY pewww

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  73. I Heard The Same Thing!! I Work Up There.

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  74. I work up there too . Heard there getting deals too. but not rating on mob. There given up old ladys who skim the bingo Halls..

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  75. Honestly would like to know what happened in court today. if there was court. ????? In judge Rubberinos courtroom

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  76. Are cigarettes still $5 a piece in that zoo??

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    1. $5.00 Rollies All day!!! Unless you got the "Lions and the Lambs discount courstsey of Anthoney Nicodemo Dew!

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  77. I work there 2. What block are you on. im the guy who puts the toilets in that jernt.

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  78. Not For Nicodemo And Galati!

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  79. Say hi to dem blow job hacks 4 me

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  80. Food Court Bro!!!

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  81. Muther Fuck them every chance ya get ronny

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  82. I Work At Triple C's Nicodemo Was There.

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  83. Yo Bro! Nicodemo And Galati Are Drinking Egg Nog Bro...

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  84. I got a whole pack of cadillacs for 25 off this crazy dominican last time I left. Pretty good deall.

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  85. They Got It Sweet Up In That Joint Bro Trust Me.

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  86. THat place blows. Food sucks. I ordered rigatonis wit gravy. They sent me eggnoodles and ketchup

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  87. Who is big frank

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  88. No. I told you. I put the toilets in that jernt

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  89. Let her smuggle this shit in for you!!!!!

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    1. Thats the last one.
      Thank you Henry

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  91. I work there to. I do the cavity searches.The name is Ray Bones

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    1. Sure its not DeMarco Ligambis son in law Renees geek hubby

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  92. Yo Ray. Its me. Snakes

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  93. You go GALATI !!!!!

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  94. Soo. What happen in court? George??? Is this like Q&A

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  95. Yo Bro Their Still Bringing Them Fools Back And Forth To The Grand Jury.

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  96. Any word yet on the trial? Is actually still going on ? George whats goin on ?

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    1. Christmas Came Early This Year for Georgie typing up a story about Ronnieeeee.. the wannabe w a rug on his head like Ralphiee..he thought the homies wouldn't snitch on a siggy...that wig is fresh to death like dougie all the monkies in cfcf think he a OG.. Fresh to death like ronnie the bald bitch Qball named galatii!!

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  97. Galati And Nicodemo Are In The Wing They Call It The Cheese Factory Behind CFCF Where They Keep The Rats!!!!!!

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  98. What is up with the anonymous bullshit are they men or mouses

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  99. The REAL reporting (i.e.-facts) are often ignored by these fairy tale reporters. Where is the story about Galati's co-defendant Jerome Jackson? I give up... Wait -I will buy a vowel. Can I have an "O" please? Yes- One (1) "O". Now I will guess. Jerome Jacksono. Correct. Now he might be Italian or Italian American. ok Billy Bender..ask George if you can please report that story which is more than a few days old. NOBODY HAS REPORTED IT??? it is big news unless you are not Italian. Check the court dockets -same charges. He is a co defendant. Maybe Galati isn't culpable after all. How disappointing if he was not involved in the charges. After all, are not grand jury witnesses anonymous by the nature of the proceedings? How could he or anyone else know who a witness is regarding the grand jury proceedings? Makes no sense...

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    1. ^^extremely clueless ^^ please pay no attention. Thanks

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    2. ^^^^^Another person who is bright enough to not just read the headlines. Well said< I,m with you pal.I heard they are giving out Kool-Aid packets for every new subscriber

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    3. Wow - you were able to spout shit in two anonymous comments. It would not make sense to someone like you. You are a full blown idiot.

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    4. well stated remarks as to the grand jury and the co defendant. I ignore the idiot that cannot offer anything of substance to this blog mr. sguiggly

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    5. Um.....in addition to a grand jury " witness"....shooter is also a defendant...go back to class now kids

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    6. UM- YOU ARTE A DOPE AND A FOOL. YOU ARE DISMISSED FOR A TOTAL LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. ALLEGED SHOOTERS ARE IN CUSTODY. DEFENDANT IS ACCUSED WITH AN ALLEGED CONSPIRACY OF CRIMINAL SOLICITATION.
      DEFENDANT IS NOT A SHOOTER. CLASS DISMISSED -YOU'RE FIRED!

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    7. ^^^very uninformed^^ ...but there is an empty seat for you at diner...ur degree can be found on that paper napkin in front of you...

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  100. Hey -that writer knows what they are talking about. check this out.
    Kerome Jackson, 45, Arrested by Officer Di Francesco, Robert J. and arraigned 11:00 pm 12/17/2013
    Jerome Jackson Charges: 11:00pm
    Criminal Attempt - Murder
    Criminal Solicitation - Murder
    Criminal Solicitation - Conspiracy
    Retaliation Against Witness or Victim
    Great point made. How can you know that you may be arguing against a protected grand jury witness??? It is suppose to be secret, unless people involved with the case want to set these guys up. Don't ever put it by the realm of possibility people!!

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  101. Ray ray what up ?.how you been ? You still wearin your khakis wit a cuff and a crease ?

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  102. I'M Ray Wags I Don't Do That.

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  103. Seems like people are talking to them selves on here 3:55am then someone comes right back with that at 4am. Guess nobody sleeps on here. Lol nobody cares about that Jerome dude when u have a rat like galati that will rat on the WHOLE city to safe himself. Good luck everybody!!

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    1. Dope and buffoon - who cares what you think you idiot. Mike Hunt

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  104. When Is Everybody Going Too Wake Up So Called PhillyMob It Is Over!!!!!!!!!!!

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  105. Do u really think the working folks of SO PHILLY who aren.t related to these slap dicks give a RATS ASS if the philly mob is done.

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  106. Also u fine people of SO PHILLY and jersey have a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! !!!!

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  107. Active PA charges against Drew Tuono- individual shot in AC referenced in this case.
    CHARGES
    Seq. Orig Seq. Grade Statute Statute Description Offense Dt. OTN
    1 1 18 § 2701 Simple Assault 10/28/2013 N 887730-4
    2 2 18 § 2705 Recklessly Endangering Another Person 10/28/2013 N 887730-4

    Casino incident at Harrah's in Delaware Park where he was tossed from the Casino for urinating on the premises and they tried to fight security. He must have though he was home. He had a gun in his possession that was taken from him with that evening or sometime thereafter. Not the innocent bystander or victim, only in the sense that he attacks people and threatens most of the people he meets. It does not make it ok to be shot at, but it really is not beyond his sinister mind.

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  108. Andrew "Drew" Tuono is a jerkoff ! He is an abuser , junkie , drug dealer not even just sells his scripts and thinks he is a big shot steroid head ! Master manipulator and has better stories than Walt Disney could ever make up! Know your facts before you comment on how innocent he is in all this ! When he really is the mAstermind behind All of it!

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    1. I bet he's got a few more scripts after taking those shots to abdomen. I heard what led to this confrontation wasn't him going before a grand jury but like the scene in Donnie Brasco ..Ronnie Grabbed his cock and drew wasn't about that and told some people so Ron wanted him whacked off

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    2. Wow that is so true everyone knows the son is gay and maybe the father is to?!

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    3. His son gets more quality women than you can know idiot. And you spell is "TOO". No education or where you earning your money in school in the bathrooms. You seem to know enough about it.

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  109. go fuck yourself with a big black dildo like galati is going to get fucked with by the 2 black hit man he hired .how did the cops know he was involved if they didn't tell on him on the shooting of his daughters boyfriend. galati is a wig wearing wannabe who will end up with another case for fraud. so go sit on the big black dildo like ron is going to ha!! ha!! santaguida laughs all the way to the bank ............

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  110. its funny the DA was at his party and cops got personal discounts. LMAO leave it to the brothers there running the city. Put your trash out early you will get a fine but DA dont know he was a convict. REALLY NUTTER you and JOHN STREET ran philly in the ground.L&I will harass you for a sign but knock a building down and kill people its fine. I would call you 2 men the n word but im white its wrong ,,,,,,lmao Hope ronny the wig hangs you frauds its coming seth and brother nutter leave it to the brothers.

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  111. YA DER GO DA NEIGHBA HOOD!!"

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