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Mobster “Skinny” Joey Merlino Could Walk Free After FBI Bungles Case!

Skinny Joey Merlino and a fan on the beach in Boca Raton (Gangsters Inc. photo)

Former Philadelphia mob boss (and local restaurateur) “Skinny” Joey Merlino is poised to skate from trouble yet again, this time owing to FBI buffoonery.

Merlino and nearly 50 other mafia members from 4 major crime families were arrested as part of a major racketeering bust in August of 2016.

It was quite a coup for the FBI, given that the mobster is the natural enemy of the G-man, but it may have all been for naught since case information was leaked by agents to a Mafia fan blog and wiretaps carried by an informant critical to the case were inexplicably misplaced.

It’s hard to imagine how the feds could have bungled this so badly.

Both mishaps can be traced to three bumbling investigators who are as-yet unnamed. The inept trio allowed information on the case to fall into the hands of Gang Land News, a mafia current events blog.

 By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, excerpt posted on  SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 15, 2017 

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