Philadelphia Mob Underboss Was Arrested

Philadelphia mob underboss Martin Angelina was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend.

Angelina was taken in after neighbors on Johnston Street, South Philadelphia, called police about a screaming woman who was being beaten.He was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless endangerment.

“A bully running with a gang of misfits,” a federal prosecutor described him.

But Angelina, 49, is considered the number-two man in the crime family headed by alleged mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi.

Ligambi, 71, has quietly run the operation for a decade. Authorities said, that he is the principal target of a federal racketeering investigation of the Philadelphia-South Jersey mob. And it could include three slayings.

On the other hand, Angelina has been arrested for drunken driving, domestic violence, and spitting on a police officer, all in the last three years.

“He’s just a mess,” said a police detective.

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