A vicious mobster from the ” Big Apple ” was whacked in his car late Friday night in the borough he and his brother terrorized for years, police sources said.
Michael Meldish was found in his Lincoln LS on Ellsworth Avenue in the Bronx at 10:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the head, police said
Meldish, 62, controlled the 1980s drug trade in the Bronx and Harlem, and ran the Purple Gang, doing business with the Luchese and Genovese families.
“He was one of the most feared people in the city,” a law enforcement source told The Post.
Meldish’s lder brother Joeis believed to be responsible for up to 40 murders in the Bronx over the years, and Michael Meldish has a lengthy rap sheet that includes charges for assault, smuggling and firearms possession, according to police
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