October 13, 2022 — Philadelphia mob soldier Salvatore (Sonny) Mazzone will be getting his first taste of prison soon. Although a staple in Philly organized crime circles for more than a quarter century, Mazzone, up until recently, had no significant criminal record.
Mazzone was sentenced to two years by U.S. District Court Judge Barclay Surrick in Pennsylvania this week for his role in a 2020 federal racketeering conspiracy case that also ensnared his older brother Steven (Handsome Stevie) Mazzone, the longtime underboss of the Bruno-Scarfo crime family operating out of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Both Mazzone brothers copped pleas in the case earlier this year.
The 59-year old Handsome Stevie Mazzone is scheduled to face sentencing next month. An FBI informant tape recorded an October 2015 mafia induction ceremony where Sonny, 57, was “made” into the crime family and Handsome Stevie helped conduct the ritual and gave a pep talk to the newly-minted crop of button men. The elder Mazzone previously did nine years for racketeering in the 2000s.