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.( Thu Dec 13 21:18:04 PST 2012 $__output )
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.( Wed Dec 12 20:40:38 PST 2012 $__output )
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.