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Joseph C. Massimino

By George Anastasia, INQUIRER

Reputed Philly mob underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino was ordered held without bail Friday on racketeering and gambling charges detailed in a 50-count indictment handed up earlier in the week.

U.S. District Court Judge Felipe Restrepo cited Massimino’s lengthy record of arrests and convictions in accepting prosecutors’ arguments that the 61-year-old would be a threat to the community if released.

Massimino, of South Philadelphia, has been arrested 34 times according to a detention memo filed by the prosecution, and has been convicted of federal drug trafficking and state racketeering charges.   read More   Click here: ‘Mousie’ the mobster ordered held without bail | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/27/2011