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Daily Archives: October 20th, 2012

Joey Merlino , seen with his new guns in a TMZ video screen grab, says that the cast of the “Jersey Shore” are a “disgrace to the Italians.” Caught by TNZ in LAX, the ex-Philly mob boss also advised sports bettors to take the Patriots.

by William Bender, Philadelphia Daily News

SKINNY JOEY. Always gotta be the center of attention.

Philly’s ex-mob boss – or still the current boss, according to some law-enforcement officials – found his way onto the celebrity-gossip website TMZ on the same day that his elders went on trial at 6th and Market streets.

Joseph Merlino, 50, who’s no longer skinny and has been living in Boca Raton, Fla., since his release from prison last year, was videotaped at Los Angeles International Airport with Johnny Fratto, son of a mobster and frequent guest on the “Howard Stern Show.”

In response to a giddy TMZ cameraman’s asinine questions, Merlino confirmed that the guidos from “Jersey Shore” are, in fact, a “disgrace” to Italians. read the rest Here on Philly.com