THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF JOEY MERLINO
Reputed Philadelphia Mob boss Joey Merlino is heading back to jail after breaching his parole. Merlino was alleged to have met up at a cigar bar with his old friend from South Philly, Johnny Cianglini, who just also happens to be the suspected underboss of the Philadelphia Mafia! Merlino told the court that it was a chance encounter and that he had just bumped into his old friend but it wasn’t enough to convince the judge who sent him back to prison for four months. However it is not as bad as it sounds for the media hungry gangster who will be free from parole restrictions upon his release early next year. In this blog I take a look at the life of the notorious mobster from South Philly.
Joey Merlino was born in Philadelphia on March 16, 1962. His father Salvatore, known…
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