• Rod Kackley

Joey Electric, Louie Sheep, Tony Meatballs: BUSTED! A Shocking True Crime Story

Joseph Servido, aka “Joey Electric,” Louis Barretta, aka “Louie Sheep,” and “Tony Meatballs,” aka Anthony Gifoli, are three of fifteen men busted for, allegedly, being part of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra, the LCN.

You gotta love those nicknames, right. (But of course our favorite of all times comes from the classic movie, Goodfellas; Jimmy Two Times.

Anyway, Joey Electric, Louie Sheep, Tony Meatballs, and the rest are accused of, among other things, plotting to kidnap or murder a drug dealer who had the audacity, otherwise known as “the balls,” to sell these bad guys fake drugs.

Imagine the stones on that guy, huh?

What the US Attorneys Office in Philly calls a “superseding indictment” was unsealed against the fifteen mobsters, November 23, 2020. Along with the charge of trying to abduct or even kill the drug dealer, they are charged with racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, and drug trafficking.

Also on the list of indicted gangsters is Steven Mazzone, aka “Stevie,” who is allegedly an underboss of the Philly mob.

“The charges unsealed against these 15 alleged members and associates of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra show that the mafia remains a criminal presence in our city and beyond,” said Michael J. Driscoll, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division.

“From loansharking and illegal gambling to drug trafficking and extortion, the mob continues to keep its fingers in many different pots, in its ceaseless quest for illegal profits,” said Driscoll.

“This group should’ve learned by now that the FBI is as committed to eradicating organized crime as wise guys are to embracing it.”

And of course, all fifteen of these wise guys should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Happy Thanksgiving, youse guys!

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