Philadelphia mobster Marty Angelina has been called in front of a New Jersey grand jury to answer questions about a shooting he was involved in back in 1992, according to the new episode of Mob Talk Sitdown on YouTube. The 57-year old Angelina was the Bruno-Scarfo crime family’s underboss for a short period of time in the 2000s. Today, he’s considered a captain in the family. Angelina’s lawyer told Mob Talk Sitdown his client would comply with the subpoena.
In 1992, Angelina was part of a faction of young mafia aspirants spearheaded by Joseph (Skinny Joey) Merlino trying to wrestle control of the Philly mob from Sicilian boss John Stanfa. Per Mob Talk Sitdown, Angelina was shot in an altercation at a bar and driven to the hospital by a female waitress connected to an unnamed Philly mob capo. Both Angelina and the woman were served with subpoenas last month, but the woman has since been told she no longer has to testify according to Mob Talk Sitdown.
Stanfa went to prison in 1994 for murder and racketeering, allowing Merlino’s crew to ascend to the top of the Philadelphia mafia before any of them were 35 years old. Merlino, Angelina and several other members of their inner circle were locked up in 2000 and convicted of a litany of racketeering offenses the following summer. Angelina came out of prison in 2004, Merlino in 2011. Merlino is in the midst of finishing up a short stint behind bars for a gambling conviction.
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