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Reputed Philly mob underboss sentenced to five years in prison as organized crime in the city dwindles

Craig R. McCoy, Philadelphia Inquirer

The reputed underboss of what remains of the Philadelphia mob was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in the latest jail term to handed out in a major strike by federal prosecutors against organized crime in the city.

Steve Mazzone, 59, was given the maximum term possible under a plea deal he struck with prosecutors when he pleaded guilty in June to racketeering conspiracy, extortion, loan-sharking, and illegal gambling. Senior U.S. District Judge . Barclay Surrick told Mazzone he doubted any sentence would change him, noting that he had been convicted of similar crimes in 2001.

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