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South Philly Homicide May Have Been A Mob Hit


SOUTH PHILADELPHIA – December 12, 2012 – Action News has learned the shoot-

ing death of a man on Wednesday afternoon in South Philadelphia has a link to

the mob.

The shooting happened in the 2800 block of Iseminger Street at 3:00 p.m.

The victim was found slumped over in a pickup truck with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died.  That man, said to be in his 50s, also

has ties to the mob, sources told Action News. His name has not been released pend-

ing notification of family.  Witnesses reported seeing black Honda leaving the scene,

and gave police the license plate number. Sources tell Action News that a car, regis-

tered to alleged mob member Anthony Nicodemo, was seen leaving the area.  There

was no immediate word on if Nicodemo was involved in the killing. However, he has

been taken into custody for questioning by police.  Police also say they are looking

 for another person in connection with this case.  There was no word on a motive.

Nicodemo had previously been implicated in an illegal $22 million sports betting

operation running out of the Borgata in Atlantic City.  Authorities are also looking

to see if this killing has any ties to the ongoing racketeering trial of reputed mobster

Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and six of his underlings. They are accused of using

threats of violence to run illegal gambling and loan shark operations. Ligambi is

described as the current boss of the Philadelphia Mob.

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