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Matthew (Matty) Madonna


Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes

One longtime hoodlum is already charged with the murder of Michael Meldish, the notorious former leader of the Purple Gang who died classic gangland-style with a bullet to the head while seated in his own car. And law enforcement officials say a second suspect will soon be indicted for the crime by a Bronx grand jury.

Mr. Capeci writes, But there is no shortage of potential suspects in the slaying. They even include a pair of top mobsters, Gang Land has learned.

In the months before Meldish was whacked, powerful high-ranked wiseguys from two rival crime families – Michael (Mikey Nose) Mancuso and Matthew (Matty) Madonna – each voiced their fury about the murderous Bronx-based drug dealer who was murdered in 2013, according to court papers and knowledgeable Gang Land sources.

Mr. Capeci writes, There is no evidence either of the veteran mobsters had anything to do with it. As former NYPD detective Joe Coffey said right after the murder, Meldish “was a stone-cold killer” with many enemies “in the mob” who were happy that he was dead.

But sources say imprisoned Bonanno boss Mancuso, as well as reputed Luchese underboss Madonna, both vented their anger at Meldish and his ways in the 15 months before he was shot to death in front of his home in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx on November 15, 2013 at the age of 62.  Gang Land News