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Daily Archives: January 26th, 2011

At the trial of Reputed mob “button man” Joseph Meldisch, longtime muscle for the Purple Gang, an independent crew originally affiliated with the Luchese mob, and later with the Genovese and Bonanno organized crime families–heard the widow of a Bronx man he allegedly killed testify against him in jaw-dropping dramatic testimony.  story written by Kevin Deutsch, Daily News

The widow of a Bronx man killed by an accused “ice-hearted” mob hit man gave chilling testimony Tuesday of the gunman’s evil act.

“He walked up to us, pointed the gun and said, ‘This is for you, motherf—-r,'” Eileen Brown tearfully told jurors in the trial of reputed mob “button man” Joseph Meldisch, 54. “My husband threw me out of the way, and the man started firing shots at him.”

Meldisch, wearing a ski mask and sweat suit, carried out the assassination in Frenchy’s bar on E. Tremont Ave. in Throgs Neck in March 1999, pumping nine shots into city tunnel digger Joseph Brown, 35, prosecutors said. To Read More  Click here: Reputed mob hit man Joseph Meldisch walked up, swore & fired away, widow testifies