Veteran organized crime reporter and author George Anastasia offers a short piece at Bigtrial.net on the fed’s audio tape that features reputed Philadelphia Cosa Nostra mob boss Joseph Merlino and a New York wiseguy discussing murder.
It was just a couple of guys talking . . . about how to commit a murder.
And the feds got to listen in.
Snippets of a conversation recorded by a cooperating witness show Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino and Eugene "Rooster" Onofrio casually discussing how to whack somebody.
"It's easy to kill somebody," said Merlino, according to a tape cited in a recent filing by federal prosecutors in a case against Merlino and Onofrio that is winding its way toward trial in New York.
You can read the rest of the piece and link to a video of George Anastasia discussing the tape with fellow crime reporter, Fox 29’s Dave Schratwieser, via the below link: