Friday, February 28, 2014

Is The Mob Dead In Philly?

By George Anastasia

Mob boss Joe Ligambi is back in his stylish corner townhouse in Packer Park, the one with the black, front-door awning embossed with a bold, white letter "L."

The 74-year-old crime boss has also been spotted, on occasion, driving around South Philadelphia in a late-model black Cadillac sedan, his car of choice for years.

But is the veteran wise guy in the driver's seat when it comes to the local crime family? More important, does he -- or anyone for that matter -- want to be?

History indicates that the job of Philly mob boss leads to a jail cell or a coffin. Of the six mob bosses who preceded Ligambi, two were brutally murdered and the other four ended up doing long prison terms.

Read the rest of the cover story in the Philadelphia City Paper here.