September 28, 2018
In the latest episode of Mob Talk Sitdown, veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser recall the August 25, 1993 hit on Michael "Mikey Chang" Ciancaglini and Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino outside their clubhouse. Merlino took a bullet in the buttocks and survived. Ciancaglini, shot once in the chest, was killed. The hit ordered by boss John Stanfa was a sloppy effort by the "gang that couldn't shoot straight" and emblematic of that period in the Philly mob wars, Anastasia says.
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