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Gang Lands’Jerry Capeci writes,

Detectives and FBI agents quietly arrested one – and possibly two – more suspects this week in the 2013 execution slaying of Michael Meldish, the leader of the Purple Gang, the notorious and deadly crew that controlled drug dealing in the Bronx and Harlem during the 1970s while associated with multiple mob families, Gang Land has learned.

Mr. Capeci writes,  Authorities now have several of the alleged killers of Meldish, who was 62 years old when he was slain, on ice while prosecutors push to obtain an indictment against them for the murder. Law enforcement sources identified the definite new suspect in the slaying as mob associate Christopher Londonio.

Londonio, 41, and his reputed mob superior, Bonanno soldier Pasquale (Patty Boy) Maiorino were arrested on federal gun charges Monday and ordered held without bail.

Mr. Capeci writes,  The arrests follow a joint investigation by the NYPD, the FBI, and the offices of the Manhattan U.S. Attorney and the Bronx District Attorney. The federal charges stem from a state gun possession rap, filed against the defendants in November. The two men had been free on bail. Gangland news



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