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Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan plan to hit the two top leaders of the Luchese crime family with racketeering charges as part of their investigation into the 2013 gangland style slaying of Michael Meldish, the former leader of the notorious Purple Gang, Gang land has learned.

Mr. Capeci writes,  Law enforcement sources say the family’s two top wiseguys, Steven (Stevie Wonder) Crea and Matthew (Matty) Madonna, are the main targets of a long-running grand jury probe that resulted in last month’s indictment of two underlings for the Meldish murder. Crea’s and Madonna’s specific mob titles vary depending on whom you ask and when you pose the question, but sources agree that the duo is running the crime family for imprisoned-for-life boss, Vittorio (Vic) Amuso.

Mr. Capeci writes,   Prosecutors will ask the grand jury to indict Madonna, 81, for ordering the Meldish rubout that defendants Christopher Londonio and Terrence Caldwell allegedly carried out on November 15, 2013, the sources say.

Mr. Capeci writes,   Madonna began serving an indeterminate sentence of up to five years for bookmaking in a New Jersey state prison 18 months ago. Sources told Gang Land this week that despite his incarceration, he is the acting boss. It’s doubtful that Crea, 69, whom law enforcement sources say is the official family underboss, will be charged with any complicity in the murder.

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