Joey Merlino, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Joey Merlino

American mobster

Date of Birth: 16-Mar-1962

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Joey Merlino

  • Joseph Salvatore "Skinny Joey" Merlino (born March 13, 1962) is an Italian-American mobster believed to be the boss of the Philadelphia crime family.
  • He rose to power in the mid-nineties after he allegedly fought a war for control of the criminal organization.
  • He led the crime family in gambling, loan sharking and extortion.
  • In comparison to other traditional mob bosses who shunned the limelight, Merlino interacted regularly with the media and the public.
  • He is the son of deceased Philadelphia crime family underboss Chuckie Merlino. In 2001, he was convicted of several RICO charges including racketeering, illegal gambling and extortion.
  • Since being released from Federal prison, the FBI and organized crime reporters believe he continues to run the Philadelphia-South Jersey Mafia.
  • Merlino disputes this, claiming he retired from a life of crime.
  • As of 2015, Merlino divides his time between south Florida and Philadelphia.

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