Man Charged With Mob-Related Murder Indicted by Grand Jury

Anthony Nicodemo, 42, of the 3200 block of S 17th Street, was indicted by a grand jury on the charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and other related offenses.

By Dan Stamm, Cecilia Duffy and David Chang
|  Monday, Mar 11, 2013  |  Updated 3:54 PM EDT
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South Philadelphia Mob Hit?

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Arrest Made in Suspected Mob-Related Murder

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 indicted for the execution-style killing of a man along a South Philly street.

Anthony Nicodemo, 42, of the 3200 block of S 17th Street, was indicted by a grand jury on the charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and other related offenses.

Nicodemo, who has alleged connections to the Philly mob, is accused of killing 51-year old Gino DiPietro along the 2800 block of Iseminger Street back on December 12, 2012. The shooting happened just a few doors away from DiPietro's home.

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

Sources told NBC10 that ballistics matched a gun found in Nicodemo's car to a bullet fragment found on DiPietro's clothing.

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

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

Nicodemo is a mid-level mobster in the Joseph Ligambi crime family who was recently demoted to the rank of soldier, according to NBC10 sources.

Back in January, a jury deadlocked or acquitted Ligambi of charges involving gambling, loansharking and extortion activities. His retrial is set for April.

 


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