An Electrical Storm Hit South Philly In ’17 In The Form Of Attack On Mob Associate At Underboss’ Now Shuttered Social Club

October 22, 2021 – Joey Electric was a lit fuse when Philadelphia mob associate Johnny Payne got scammed in a drug deal for $16,000 a few years back. According to court documents, in April 2017, Philly mob soldier Joseph (Joey Electric) Servidio became so incensed by the incident, he stuck a gun to Payne’s head and a knife to the throat of his running buddy, Victor Deluca, inside the Broadway Theatrical Club, which back at that time served as the headquarters of the Bruno-Scarfo crime family’s underboss, Steven (Handsome Stevie) Mazzone.

Last year, Joey Electric was sentenced to 15 years in federal court in New Jersey for drug trafficking. David Schratwieser (Fox29) broke the news of Servidio’s encounter with Payne and DeLuca on his Mob Talk Sitdown website Thursday.

Payne, 35, has been dubbed the, “Lost Defendant,” in the high profile November 2020 racketeering and drug case that netted the feds Mazzone and others in the Philly mafia. The 59-year old Mazzone and his nephew, reputed 42-year old mob capo, Domenic (Baby Dom) Grande, are the lead defendants in the bust. Both Mazzone and Grande have pleaded not guilty in the case and await trial from home confinement bond restrictions.

Servidio, 61, was popped in the spring of 2018 for pushing pills, cocaine, marijuana, heroin and crystal meth. Back in 2006, he was convicted in a drug case and did five years. Besides owning a contracting business for home renovations, the FBI places Joey Electric in the North Jersey wing of the Bruno-Scarfo crime family

Joey Electric was blunt in discussing what he actually does for a living.

“I’m a criminal, everything I do is criminal,” he said. “Ninety percent of my remodeling work is for free, for friends and family…..I need 250k cash in my pocket every year just to break even. I got to put the cash somewhere, I have to be able to show (legitimate) income….Last year, I robbed an armored car just to get even. There’s nothing better than making money (illegally), I do it every day. Who wants to do this other shit?”

Servidio told the informant why he dealt narcotics.

“Drugs is the business I can make the most money in…..I like to spend a lot of money,” he bragged.

Servidio allegedly reports to old school Bruno-Scarfo Family capo Joseph (Joe Scoops) Licata. Authorities think Licata runs the Philly mob’s North Jersey crew.

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