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PHILADELPHIA – Earlier this week, prosecutors announced a 50-count federal indictment against 13 alleged members of the Philadelphia mafia.  Ligambi and Staino allegedly succeeded in taking over the company after three other mob bosses – John Stanfa, Ralph Natale, Joey Merlino and now Ligambi – tried and failed.

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George Anastasia also writes    Click here: Feds: Mob lives off memories and video poker – Philly.com        Authorities allege that threats of violence allowed reputed mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and his top associates to forcibly take over a lucrative video poker machine business and to extort gamblers, bookmakers and loanshark customers for more than a decade