George Anastasia

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Veteran Philadelphia journalist George Anastasia has written about organized and disorganized crime for decades, covering casino gambling in Atlantic City and mob hits in Philadelphia. A Philadelphia Inquirer reporter from 1974 through 2012, he is currently a freelance writer and author specializing in crime reporting. His books include Blood and Honor, The Last Gangster, The Summer Wind and Gotti’s Rules. He writes a column, Mob Scene, for JerseyMan/PhillyMan magazine, is a regular contributor to BigTrial.net and co-hosts Mob Talk Sitdown, an internet video report on organized crime.

August 9, 2019

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: 'Skinny Joey' Merlino's big break means early exit from prison

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

June 11, 2019

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: Joey Merlino gets prison visitors and Pagans throw a Philly bash

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

April 25, 2019

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: FBI lands 1-2 punch on Philly mob

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

March 21, 2019

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: Two bombshells in Gambino assassination, alleged terrorist helping FBI probe in Philly

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

February 26, 2019

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: 17 years later, Philly wiseguy hit in broad daylight remains unsolved

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

February 2, 2019

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: Exclusive video as FBI swoops in to arrest Philly wiseguy

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

January 28, 2019

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: 'Skinny Joey' Merlino settles into prison life, but what's next?

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

December 17, 2018

Organized Crime

Mob Talk: With 'Skinny Joey' Merlino behind bars, who's running the Philly mob?

Veteran crime journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser delve into the past, present and future of the Philly Mob.

January 29, 2018

Courts

For 'Skinny Joey' Merlino, racketeering trial his chance to put feds under microscope

Philadelphia’s only celebrity gangster goes on trial faces racketeering and conspiracy charges in federal court in Manhattan that could land him in jail for a good part of the rest of his life.

August 29, 2017

Obituaries

Ron Previte, the former mobster who brought down three crime bosses, dies at 73

Ron Previte, the former mobster who brought down three crime bosses, dies at 73

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