Reputed mobster pleads guilty to extortion, asks for prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mobster has pleaded guilty to extorting a man who took out a loan from him, and asked the judge to send him to prison right away.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that after a bit of confusion, it was determined Philip Narducci could surrender Monday and begin earning credit toward the prison term of 12 months and one day he agreed to serve in a deal with prosecutors.

Narducci is no stranger to serious allegations. A former member of Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo's crew, he spent decades in federal prison after he was convicted in 1988 on racketeering charges. He also was convicted of participating in the 1985 gangland hit on bookmaker Frank "Frankie Flowers" D'Alfonso, but was later acquitted in that case.

Lawyer Brian McMonagle says 56-year-old Narducci is eager to return to the restaurant he runs called Chick's — named after his father, purported mob captain Frank "Chickie" Narducci Sr.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com