Alleged Mobster Charged in S Philly Murder

Police sources say that Anthony Nicodemo is being investigated for at least 1 other mob-related killing

By Dan Stamm and Cecilia Duffy
|  Friday, Dec 14, 2012  |  Updated 10:55 AM EDT
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An alleged Philadelphia mobster is charged with murder following what police sources call a mob hit in South Philly. Anthony Nicodemo is charged with murdering Gino Dipietro, who sources say is also a known mob associate.  NBC10's Marisa Brahney has the details.

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An alleged Philadelphia mobster is charged with murder following what police sources call a mob hit in South Philly. Anthony Nicodemo is charged with murdering Gino Dipietro, who sources say is also a known mob associate. NBC10's Marisa Brahney has the details.

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An alleged Philadelphia mob associate was charged Thursday with the execution-style killing of a man along a South Philly street.

Police charged Anthony Nicodemo, 41, of the 3200 block of S 17th Street with killing 50-year old Gino DiPietro along the 2800 block of Iseminger Street around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The shooting happened just a few doors away from DiPietro's home.

DiPietro, who was also an alleged mob associate, was shot five time. He was taken to the Hahnemann University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Source tell NBC10 that ballistics match a gun found in Nicodemo's car to a bullet fragment found on DiPietro's clothing.

Nicodemo pleaded guilty four years ago to gambling conspiracy charges for his role in the Borgata sports-betting sting.

Police sources tell NBC10 that Nicodemo is suspected to be linked to other unsolved mob-related murders, including Johnny "Gongs" Cassanto's killing in 2003

Sources tell NBC10 that Nicodemo is a mid-level mobster in the Joseph Ligambi crime family but was recently demoted to the rank of soldier.

Ligambi, the reputed mob boss of Philadelphia, known as "Uncle Joe" is currently on trial with six other defendants for racketeering. He's accused of being on the payroll at Top Job Disposal for 10 years, but never doing any work.

Prosecutors allege that the La Cosa Nostra boss defrauded the Teamsters' health and pension fund, of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The defense claims Ligambi has steered several contracts to the trash hauler over the years, before going out of business.      

Closing arguments are expected to begin in January.

 


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