Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mob Associate Jailed In Murder For Hire Case

Mob lawyer seeks bail for wannabe wiseguy
By George Anastasia
For Bigtrial.net

Here we go again.

Last year it was  mobster Anthony Nicodemo, arrested for allegedly carrying out a gangland hit while mob boss Joe Ligambi was on trial in U.S. District Court.

This year it's Ronald Galati, a notorious wannabe wiseguy. Galati, whose name surfaced during the testimony of Louis "Bent Finger Lou" Monacello two weeks ago in the ongoing Ligambi retrial, was arrested Saturday for allegedly hiring a hit man (or men?) to knock off a witness in a pending insurance fraud investigation in which he is the principal target.

Galati, 63, who owns an auto body shop in South Philadelphia, has been in this situation before. The question being asked in law enforcement and underworld circles is whether the fast-talking mob associate, who was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for insurance fraud back in 1995, is ready to roll the dice in a case that could land him in state prison for the next 15 years?

The retrial of Ligambi and his co-defendant and nephew George Borgesi resumes this morning before Judge Eduardo Robreno. The case could go to the jury early in January. But there are those who believe the racketeering conspiracy charge the defendants are currently fighting could be the least of their problems if Galati rolls.

Galati was picked up on a warrant issued by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on Friday and formally charged early Saturday morning. He is being in the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road pending a bail hearing.

His attorney, Joseph Santaguida, said yesterday that he will seek bail for his client. But the District Attorney's Office, taking a hard line in witness intimidation cases, is expected to oppose that move, setting up the real possibility that Galati could spend both the Christmas and New Year's holidays -- and the months that follow --  in prison rather than in his comfortable South Philadelphia home or his place at the Jersey Shore.

Galati is facing five counts, including attempted murder, solicitation for murder, conspiracy and witness intimidation. Few other details have been made public. Sources say Galati has been the target of an ongoing insurance fraud investigation launched by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. Both the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and authorities in New Jersey are also involved, those sources say.

And waiting in the wings is the FBI which has long wanted to have a conversation with Galati about his questionable business dealings and the people he has dealt with.

Galati's name has been mentioned in connection with a shooting in Atlantic City on Nov. 30, but no one in a position of authority would link that incident to the witness intimidation and murder for hire charges that he now faces.

According to several sources, a man identified as the boyfriend of Galati's daughter was ambushed by two gunmen outside his home on Carson Avenue in the Inlet section of Atlantic City. The victim survived. And in shades of the Nicodemo case, the two gunmen, both from Philadelphia, were arrested within minutes of the shooting which occurred shortly before 7 p.m.

Whether those suspected shooters are cooperating is one of several questions that have been raised now that Galati has been charged with solicitation for murder. The boyfriend apparently has some knowledge of Galati's auto body shop business and may have been subpoenaed before a grand jury.

Another source, however, said the shooting was "personal" and not connected to business.

Galati was convicted of mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud in the 1995 case in which a federal prosecutor described him as running a "shop of fraud" at his business on 12th Street near Washington Avenue. Galati was charged, but found not guilty, of threatening to kill a postal inspector who was part of an insurance fraud task force in that case.

In that case, authorities labeled Galati a close associate of then mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino. Merlino worked in the auto body shop in the early 1990s while in a halfway house completing a four-year sentence for an armored truck robbery in which over $350,000 was taken.

That money was never recovered.

Several other mobsters, including Borgesi, also have been linked to Galati's shop.

From the witness stand in the current trial, Monacello, a Borgesi associate, testified that he worked with Borgesi in the early 1990s in a scheme set up to provide Galati with auto body repair work and opportunities for insurance fraud.

Monacello said Galati would make copies of the car keys of customers and then provide Borgesi with the key and the customer's address. Late at night, Monacello said, he would drive Borgesi to a customer's neighborhood and if they spotted the car, Borgesi would drive it away. Monacello said he would follow and serve as a "blocker" -- using his car to block police should they pursue Borgesi.

In the stolen car, Monacello said, Borgesi would cruise South Philadelphia, heading toward the address of another Galati customer. Borgesi would then crash the stolen car into the parked car of the second customer, creating repair work for Galati from both unknowing patrons.

Borgesi would rip out the steering column in the stolen car and take the key, so that it would appear the car had been hot wired, Monacello said. He testified that he worked with Borgesi for several months, but tired of the job because of the late hours and because, he said, Borgesi was only paying him $100 per night

Galati was accused to generating tens of thousands of dollars in insurance fraud income.

His ties to the Merlino faction of the mob also resulted in a problem with mob boss John Stanfa. Stanfa suspected that Galati's auto body shop was used to cut two portholes into the side of a stolen van that was used to ambushed Stanfa on the Schuylkill Expressway in August 1993.

The shooting, Stanfa's son Joe was wounded, occurred in the midst of rush hour traffic shortly before 8 a.m. Authorities suspected the Merlino faction of being behind that attempted hit, but no one has ever been convicted.

The shooting was one of the more outlandish during a bloody war between Stanfa and Merlino in 1993. Galati ended up on one of Stanfa's many hit lists as a result.

Galati has always denied any knowledge of the circumstances behind the Expressway shooting, but what he knows could be a bargaining chip should he decide to cooperate. Authorities also believe that Galati has maintained an ongoing relationship with other mobsters and that some of them, and their family members, may figure in the current insurance fraud probe.

"Galati doesn't want to go back to prison," said one individual who knows him.

Whether he would try to bargain his way out from under his current problems is a question that is being asked in both law enforcement and underworld circles. Of course, that same question was asked this time last year when Nicodemo was arrested for the murder of Gino DiPietro in South Philadelphia.

Nicodemo, 41, was taken in to custody less than 30 minutes after the shooting. Witnesses had spotted him fleeing the scene in an SUV and gave authorities the license tag number. The vehicle was registered in Nicodemo's name and listed at his address, a few blocks from where DiPietro, 50, was gunned down.

The married father of two young children was arrested at that home without incident. He was charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses after a ballistic test linked a gun found in his car with a bullet fragment from the murder scene. Police also found gloves and a ski mask in the vehicle, a black Honda Pilot, according to an investigative source.

Nicodemo spent the holidays in jail last year and will be there again this year, setting up the possibility that he and Galati might share some eggnog, or whatever it is that they serve at CFCF during this festive season.

He is scheduled for trial in May. A hearing to suppress evidence in his case could be the key to his future. If that hearing goes against him, "he's buried" said an investigative source familiar with the case.

Galati's situation is just as problematic. If the hitmen he allegedly hired are now cooperating, the case against him could be insurmountable.

"It's bad," said one person familiar with the charges.

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

129 comments:

  1. NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE THATS ALL I GOT TO SAY TO NICODEMO AND BORGAYZ DUMB FUCKS

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  2. Bye Bye Ratfellas!!!!!! Skinny Coming Home!!!???

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  3. If true, this article proves two things: Borgesi is not guilty of RICO and the Philly mob is in much worse shape if not dead at this point. You mean to tell me these "wise guys" stole the cars themselves (instead of getting some 18 year old kids from North Philly) and then crahsed them into one another so that an "assoicate" can collect a few grand from the insurance companies to fix them and then kick back a portion of it? A real organized crime organization would have had these cars down to Delaware Ave. in minutes and onto a ship bound for Europe or South America the next day. How many millions of tax dollars have been wasted on this circus. I'm not saying these guys aren't criminals but to call them "Organized Crime or Mafia members" is a joke at this point.

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    1. You got that right. And $100 for that. Pull My finger Lou must of been really hurtin for $$.

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  4. every group has weak links,borgesi hes a mess,

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  5. Skinny is coming home in Hand Cuffs!! Here Comes The Murder Change's!!!!'''''

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  6. Hey Ron. How are you gonna fit a Tanning bed in your cell. ?????

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  7. I swear he got that rug from Mories

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    1. Tested under Hurricane Winds

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  8. Like you cant make enough money from a body shop. Oh I forgot you have to actually repair the cars and do it in a timely fashion. Worst body shop in the city.

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    1. ^^^Ha! Bodyshops don't make what you think. What do you consider timely fashion? Do you know how many times insurance companies rip off policy holders, collect premium dollars from consumers then delay, deny, defend their greed to put more of a financial burden on policy holders. The real mob is insurance companies...

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    2. The guys a scumbag. Thats my point dick. Lets see you stick up for him when he boards the snitch express

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    3. You must know someone personally on that "snitch express". Try to be civil and have knowledge of the mans profession if your going to attack it. Obliviously you have a personal issue with him.

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    4. Nobody I know is on that train buddy.

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    5. You never know...a lot of guys walking around that are pretty good at being dry.

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    6. Very True. I sure hope they aren't

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    7. its funny i heard a story about Merlino and his crew,,, every time there was a meeting in Boca there was one guy who was running back telling the FBI every move Merlino was going to make, OMG right under their nose and they dont even know it,,, what a AJoke your right SKINNY BOY WIL BE COMIN HOME IN HANDCUFF

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    8. your a fat sloppy mess, Your crew of loud mouth white trash boys, there isn't any informants? ha! go back in time everybody knows who is a big dry rat.

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  9. And He Is A BIG Jail House Rat!!!!!!!!

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  10. Now What RatFellas!!!???

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  11. Just No place cold. He bronchial

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  12. Now What ? Skinny And His Crew Are Going Too Jail!!!!''''

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  13. Maybe you should stop tryin to rob insurance companies. Your not very good at it. You get caught all the time. I think they're on to you by now. And you cant let little Ronny do it. Maybe you should of named him Vinny or something.

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    1. Yeah the best thief's are the ones in a suit. Insurance exec look innocent but are laughing all the way to the bank. They scare the public with anti-fraud ads but yet they commit fraud on consumers everyday. This guy is a amateur compared to them..

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  14. Joe Santaguida can probably retire after he gets paid on this one. Gonna put a Big Dent in Ronnies pocket. Maybe you can try to get that dent out at the body shop. Not sure if you have the right equipment to get a Dent out that Fuckin big

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  16. How do u put people around u repeatedly lile this and call ur self mobsters u gotta be a bunch of fuckin misfits

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  17. DumFellas!! And RatFellas!!!!'''''''

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  18. I don't practice Santaguida I ain't got no crystal ball

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    1. I Had a million dollars, I spent it all on trial

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  19. George A should become the acting consig for the family. Maybe Dave S can be the boss. lol

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  20. " I don't practice Santaguida, I ain't got crystal meth n 8balls, if I had a million dollars I'd whack this gang of losers and down some alcohol!!

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  21. Youse guys should go down to wall street n arrest some real criminals. ..whoever sold ypu them suits had a wonderful sense of humor! !!!

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  22. ron's gonna have to order some solvent to remove that stupid cat/rug from his head.......they don't allow you to bring your pets to jail.......poor Vicky dealt with his shit for years.....this guy is a closet rat, when he wants to take attention away from himself, hed throw someones name out there......what a joke....well ron , you wanted to be famous, heres your chance, the only problem is you will be infamous.........a legend in your own mind....no your gonna see what this creep is really made of.......10 to 1, he rats........

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    1. ask yourself would you ? if so, than what makes you such "stand-up guy".?.are your better than him? I guess its easy for you to say while you have a nice comfortable ,safe job in your cubicle and fire comments on a blog. If the feds come knocking at your door I would like to see your face...

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    2. Omg wtf and wow . My worse prediction come trueRon must be on something to make him go as far as killing someone.I pray for Vicki,tiff and little Ron,all Forsed to be involved in that shop.They Never deserved any of this.

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    3. i HEARD HE'S ALREADY TALKING ,,, AS OF LAST NITE ,,, HE CANT TAKE IT IN CFCF GOING OUT OF HIS MIND THEY ALREADY TOOK HIS SHOES AND SHIRT,WOW WHAT A TUFF GUY , WHERES THE OTHER TUFF GUY NICODEMO HE CANT HELP HIM????? MAYB IN THE COURT ROOM HE'LL HELP RONNIE BABY

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    4. Oh give me a break!!! His wife didnt have to stay and his kids are just as bad as him!!! I know his son wasn't involved in the fraud??? He's going next - they have 4 houses, I know all from a legit body shop???? I do not think so!!!!

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  23. Only problem: Morries Wigs Dont Come Off

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  24. He Will Rat Cus!! 100 to 1,,,,,,,,,,,

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    1. More than likely. You think hes gonna do a dime for Anybody. Maybe he can go do lectures on how he used to be a gangster while hes living in Iowa or some other inbreed state in the midwest

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  25. Wow!!!!!! It Gets Worse And Worse With These PhillyRat Fellas!!'''''''''''

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  26. Santaguida looking pretty pale may be skinny will invite him down for some sun and a couple mohito.s



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  27. they don't want him to rat.......they want him.....this guy is the biggest pussy in south philly, he cant do his own dirty work, he has to hire people to do it for him,.....perhaps he didn't consult with the "how to be a gangster" handbook before he did his latest caper, ron, you didn't hire professionals to do that shooting, if they were professionals they would have gotten away with it........idiot hired aftermarket hitmen to do an oem hit.........omg, what a goof........I cant wait to see his mugshot.......Q BALL HEAD........

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    1. Are you a professional hitman?!? did you ever kill anyone...? what does aftermarket and oem mean..??

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  28. What am I....? A schmuck on wheels???

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    1. That Cheap Cigarette Hijackin Mick. Its the biggest score he ever had. Morrie your gonna get your money, you just gotta stop bustin balls

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    2. Oh henry boy...the pipes...the pipes...£

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  29. He Got The Black Mafia Too Do The Hit!!! Lmfao...

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  30. He Is A Chump! Like The Rest Of Those Morons!!''

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  31. Wow u guys r all crazy u guys talk about everybody in the city its there biz im only blogging this becouse my friend was talking about this web site but I didnt relize how bad other people bash out on this site everybody take it easy on other people nobody is perfect in this world merry christmas thank u for reading this whoever reads it and just remember its there biz that they r in we all have problems and skelitons

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    1. Good point. Dont know why im even commenting on here. Boredom I guess. I got my own problems. Not gonna worry about some Tony Toupe look alike. Tell you one thing. I wouldnt wanna be in his shoes right now

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    2. Awww schnappp....^^ Bronx tale reference...dayummmm

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    3. He made them 2 black guys who are already talking by the way,,, shoot his daughters boyfriend rite in front of her,, his own daughter is going to TESTIFY AGAINST HER FATHER. RONNIE YOUR DONE START SINGING THE BLUES

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  32. It's Not Crazy It's The Truth!***

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  33. This has nothing to do with the truth I said all u guys and girls r talking about other peoples biz not what other people do to make money my blog was about how people dont mind their biz thats all I was trying to say have a good nite people and kiss ur familys becouse life is to short to worry about other people or what they do I lost my mother and father at a young age thats my only regret in life I didnt spend more time with them !!!!!!!! M..........5

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  34. I know this has been discussed b4, but why r the feds focused on the Italians? Here in Huntingdon COUNTY similar things go on. Insurance fraud, book making, video poker machines at MomnPop gas stations making payouts. The feds are making a mountain out of a MOLEhill with their ludicrous claims. Free Borges n his uncle.

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    1. Everytime you make a comment I get that song stuck in my head...
      " American Women...STAAAYYYYY AWAYYYY FROM MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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    2. LMAO THAT'S HIS AUNT ON HIS FATHERS SIDE OH WAIT HE DONT KNOW HIS FATHER , BORGAYZ FATHER WENT OUT FOR A LOFT OF BREAD AND NEVER CAME BACK,

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    3. If your sons came home beat up everyday after school wouldnt you leave too,?????????? hes father got sick and tired of BorGayZ crying and Ant Steroid Head crying in the back round ..

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  36. Bobbytran sends his regards.

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    1. Yo cujino you leave the boards for good or they give you the boot

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  37. Not to sure if he'll rat , but I heard he gives a mean Bj and can cook a grilled cheese on the radiator wit the best of them..

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  38. Another Fruit Cake!!!!

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  39. Don't Tell Me GayFellas!!!'''

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  40. The way i feel il hit the two of them in da head with a friggin shovel! !!! What ma? I didnt curse i said friggin !!! I cant take this anymore...back n forth..back n forth!!! For now on im writing everything in this book!!!

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    1. Whattya gonna do with records Artie, pay taxes

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  41. Charles Schwab over her !!

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  42. HEY GEORGE JOE SANTAGUIDA IS A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NOT A MOB LAWYER. 95% IF NOT MORE OF HIS CASES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MOB..IF HE HAD TO MAKE A LIVING WITH THE MOB HE WOULD STARVE. SO CALL HIM WHAT HE IS A CRIMINAL ATTORNEY. YOU ARE A LOUSE OF A HUMAN BEING AND A PIECE OF TRASH AS A REPORTER....................

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    1. damn .. holy smoke !! George your gona take that ? whats this world comin too??

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    2. ^^^gentleman above is right. That just shows how George A. Is bias on his reporting and is in love with himself. His hatred towards these guys and anyone who is friends or family with them clouds his judgment on accurately reporting. But then again he really isn't reporting he is a glorified "commentator" . Making comments off of slop inside tips and the opportunity of the opportunist like those who become paid informants. He gloats in agravating family and friends but using the power of the pen. He is the mouthpiece for the FBI also.

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    1. Spider....good for you...u gotta lotta f##kn balls!!

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  44. Is that goodfellas???????????????????????????????

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  45. Obviously some people have a personal disagreement with Ron and that is ok. But if you are going to really attack him or his family and business, have the courage to post your real name. I don't share that problem with Ron or really with anybody to that degree. We do not have a perfect legal system. Many people and families that have been victimized by the prejudice, racism, abuse of police powers such as in the current case of the allegedly bad narc cops in South Philly, etc., but our system provides us our innocence until adjudicated otherwise before a jury of our peers. Perfect-NO but it is the best system in our world at this time. Our country and way of life is under siege by terrorists and extremists all around the world...you remember them??? When we cannibalize each other for a variety of reasons (some understandable -most not) we help our common enemies destroy our way of life. We help them destroy this great (not perfect) country that much blood has been shed for many, many years. Ron is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt...you know the drill. And not until it happens to you, your child, parent or loved one, that you maybe understand just how important that is to each and every American!!! We finally have a District Attorney that is committed to a "search for the truth". Believe me, once again I believe we do not fully understand how lucky we are to have a person, like Seth Williams that will protect Ron Galati and every other man and woman under the care, custody and control of the City Prison system. (CONTINUED NEXT COMMENT)

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  46. (CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS COMMENT)

    Too many law enforcement officers make these legal matters personal. Why? That is a crime - an egregious crime that violates the rights of every one of us! It is happening in this case for sure and too many other cases. It seems that Ron Galati has helped every person in our community at least twice in their lives. He is supporting people, programs and communities on a daily basis. Why? It makes him feel so good to help people AND he does not seek the limelight nor the public recognition for the kind acts of him and his family -remember -he has a family like all of us do. I won't stretch this out much further, although I can write for days of the good things the Galati Family has done for many of us. That does not give Ron a "get out of jail free card". In fact, there is a greater burden placed upon him due to the things he does and the people he engages on a business and personal level on a daily basis. It goes with the territory. I would respectfully ask each of us, to afford him the same rights that we would clamor for if we or our loved ones were in a legal bind. It is Christmas - the holiday season -time for all of us to spread the love and kindness to each other. Please take a moment and reflect what you might have written on this site that was detrimental and maybe over the top nasty. I won't dare judge you. You can have your opinion regardless of where it falls. Let the justice system take its course. We are all smart enough to see the tainting of the jury pool. Everything in this case will be hidden behind the grand jury proceedings. The same grand jury that I believe undermines our legal system. It is often said that the grand jury can indict a ham sandwich or hot dog...it's so true. I believe it is awful but it is all we have. I pray that justice will be served not gossip and innuendo, etc. Not some secretive agenda. He has a wonderful supportive wife, an outstanding loving son, a terrific daughter and a grandson who loves his grandpop like we all love our grandpop. I have faith in all of you. I am sorry to hide behind my anonymity. My reasons are sound tried and tested and true. I have been victimized and along the way realized just how lucky and many of you are. It could have been worse for you and I !!! Fortunately and sadly, I am not subjected to driving while black or the many other profiles that prejudice good hard working people every day. May you all enjoy the blessing this holiday season brings to each of us. Remember, the real enemy appreciates us destroying each other and the only system we have in this country. Don't let that happen. Merry Christmas to all of you.

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    1. ^^^ Very true! Nice post.

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    2. I thing you better read todays philly.com, they have in custody the two shooters, they both are cooperating and both said Ron hired them to shoot his daughters boyfriend AND they also have Ron talking to them on video outside his shop, sorry to say this but its over for him! He's done! when you have two witnesses saying the same thing, you don't have a chance! were going to see how stand up he is now.

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    3. yea, real nice piece, saying he has a family and all, ....how bout telling that to the family of the guy that got shot, you talk about galati like hes amazing. he only helps people when he knows he can benefit from it later on, its not from the heart.

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    4. and be sure to never , ever, tell him what kind of car you have and where you park it. he will swear you have bad luck, as he is chuckling behind your back

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    5. Omg so true ,always a motive,Ron Never did something for anyone without Expecting something in return trust that one its TRUE!

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  47. The only person who states their name is a woman everybody is a tuff guy on the computer

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  48. This is starting to become one my favorite websites update this shit daily George or start a message-board!!!

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    1. Starting to???....bookmark baby

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  49. Galati Is A Crum!!!!!

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  50. Galati Is No Good!!

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  51. Ron Galati would do anything for anyone. Everyone has their faults. He is a selfless person who has helped the community for years. Toys for the needy, Food for the hungry and for people to make these comments and don't even know him is sickening. Think about what is family is going through? He has a wife, son, grandchild, twin sister older brother neices nephews who are distraught over this around the holidays. At least for the families sake please stop making nasty comments

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    1. Agree, how many people are more of a threat to society by their comments against him and his family.
      How many of these people have done harm to other people and got away with it by becoming informants then make vial comments on him...hmmm
      How many of these people just don't like him because he has been friends with other people they wish could know to be friends with....
      How many of these people commit fraud and cheat on their taxes...
      How many of these people may have done business with him and ask for help with their claim by lying on the claim and not paying their deductible....
      If those alleged hitmen decided to attempt to kill someone than they are the one who did the crime, shame on them..do the time. If he told them to jump off a bridge would they..?

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    2. yea, tell that to the family of the guy that he set up and had shot, that kid is lucky he is still alive, not many people survive a stomach shot. amazing how delusional people really are. he only does things for people when he knows hes going to make out on it later on. he could have easily approached his daughters boyfriend like a man. no, he had to hire some idiots to shoot the kid. heartless, and cowardly act. galati is not "micheal Corleone", altho in his mind he thinks he is.

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    3. Drew tuono has an extensive record. He is a full blown nut. And he has not worked a legal day in his life. Check the court dockets via unified court system. Wow! Look at his criminal record. I don't advocate shooting but this goof is not beyond mimicking a soprano episode where a rapper got shot, he set it up himself so he would not get killed. Tuono was shot 3 to 5 times depending on sources and was home Within the week. Think about it. He is el Diablo incarnate

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    4. that's great that drew tuono has a record....so , let galati shoot him for it, galati has an extensive record too, should he get shot too?. and he went out with galatis daughter. galati has watched to many episodes of the sopranos, example- "hes gotta go". he was and always will be a clown. these fellas used him on a daily basis, and he didn't mind dropping names along the way , to get whatever leverage he could on any situation. im just surprised they kept him around as long as they did, the only answer I can come up with is $$$$$. to say that the kid set up the shooting himself is insane. especially when they have the guys on camera talking to wiggie. galati loved that limelight, well we will see if he likes the consequences of the limelight. see, the problem with real life and the sopranos is, sopranos is over in a half hour, and reality doesn't have commercials and to be continued segments. it just goes on and on and on. and he wanted to shoot the other guy and his son. simply amazing. what was he trying to do?, settle all family business, like in the godfather?. too funny!

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    5. ^^2up^^ wow that's ur working theory?...let me set it up where I get shot multiple times IN THE STOMACH..?? And then just so that preposterous theory works even better...the shooters get caught within ten seconds?....I know it may be difficult...but attempt to use your brain...please don't embarrass yourself again...

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    6. thank you^, did the same guys that talked to ron on camera, just happened to be the same guys that shot Andrew, I thought that was funny also, wait...isn't that a conspiracy???????...lol....

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    7. the sopranos episode that guy was talking about was called "the fleshy part of the thigh", the rap artist wanted a record label, so he hired bacala to shoot him in the ass.who pays anyone to shoot your own self anyway. and why would you pay someone to shoot you multiple times in the stomach. Andrew was real lucky that day. one bullet to the stomach is enough to kill you, multiple shots, hes lucky he wasnt DOA...to the hospital

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    8. You at the t act like he is a SAINT!!!! But if he did any of that stuff he dd it with ILLEGAL MONEY!!! He's a scum rat and his on is just like him but he's GAY!! So because he didnt lie his daughters boyfriend, he should kill him??? Your just as sick as he is!!! Do you have any kids?? Watch them galati or his son may want them......

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  52. Funny thing is all these so called gangsters are tough guys in a 5 block radius. If they got a flat on 5th and allegheny they stay in car until aaa arrived...lmao

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    1. Are you silly? Who would go to 5th and Allegheny anyway? Because someone calls AAA make someone not a tough guy. Most these so-called gangsters don't act like tough guys. Some are and don't act it, and some never claim to be, just don t screw them over, others,well I agree, can be guys who live off the reputation off their family name, mostly the young kids pumped on steroids.

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    2. Yo pal, walking around with your pants down showing your underwear and a hat sideways selling drugs make you a gangster or gangsta? Let alone a tough guy...Anybody is tough with a gun. Watch the news every night, those type of gansta's make me want to throw-up..Menace to society

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  53. Apparently these "kids" didnt get the memo

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  54. George A. We need a new topic. I think they chewed up Ronny to pieces

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  55. Charlie M...!!!!????....u made me pop your eye out for Charlie M!!!!!????

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  56. Another Wannabe Is Ready Too Sing Like Kate Smith!!!'''

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  57. These Soo Called Gangster! Won't Mess With Them Irish Guys Down Second Street!!'''

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    1. Yeah who would , just a bunch of drunks. Although, Joey Coyle was real tough. They should have a statue over there for him. He put second street on the map.

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    2. Easy to create a diversion....a few Coors lites and some gold glitter is all it takes

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    3. Uh oh........double dog dare??

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  58. I Like Too See Them Go To NorthPhilly!!!****

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    1. What are the names of the so-called hitmen?? What race are they? hmmmmm...

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    2. The names are, Ronald Walker and Alvin Matthews, two black guys, they started cooperating as soon as they were arrested, they also have video of these two guys talking to Galati a couple days before the shooting outside his body shop, he's done!!!

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    3. So I guess that shows you that even blacks can't do the time for the crime..so those who say south philly people are rats I gues there is no boundaries

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    4. Not in the city of brother love

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    5. Thats bcuz Skinny gave out Rotten Turkeys .-Now the black ppl r gettin him back for all that foood poison he gave them .Kiss Ass Bum

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    6. If u go to n philly make sure u bring Fresh Turkeys. Lmao. Or else they'll rat too.

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  59. These Soo Called Gangster's Can't Fight !! The Wannabe's Are Knew For Being Drunks!! And Big Rats!!!!!! Oh And GayBirds......

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  60. The Hit!!! Men Where Black!!!!!!!!!!!! Figure That One Out!

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  61. Joe Santaguida looks like an old ninja turtle

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  62. Why would he send boys ll men todovthis hit? I guess there's no reAl Italian hitters left in sp!!!

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  63. The Feds Got Nicodemo Roger Vella, Ron Galati And Probably Lance. Skinny And His RatFellas Are On Their Way To Federal Detention Center!!!''''Cus...

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  64. Dame haven,t heard that name in a Long time. Roger vella sinse ralph mazzcua day.

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  65. Galati has a Co defendant jerome Jackson. Same charges. His record is off the chart. Not Italian. Once again'no body reporting on this arrest. Man- we need new reporters that report the facts not fantasy

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    1. wait , are you making this an Italian thing?. what about the guys that did the shooting ? last I checked, they were black. or were they siggy?...come on man!. its not an Italian thing. its a criminal thing. the shooters weren't giving him up yet. that's why it took 2 weeks to arrest galati after the shooting. galati solicited Jackson to obtain those guys. don't worry, you will get to see plenty of jacksons name in this. it just makes sense. wait till all this gets reported. itll be like a tv drama, how this is gonna play out. then everyone can be a Monday morning quarterback, and discuss how it should have been handled. galatis major mistake in this was , hiring people he really knew nothing about. tuono would have disappeared first, and time would have went by, and MAYBE his body would have been found. then again , maybe not. look back on the many hits in south philly. some guys were never found.....but, not many shooters were caught immediately after.....these guys were amateurs at best!!!!!!!.....galati hit fail !!!!!

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  66. Reverse racism?? Yes I'm sure of it....no really....I am....I swear I'm not being sarcastic...gotta be.....

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  67. good by!!!!!!!!!!! sphilly mob

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