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Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer

Last updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:08 AM
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

People wandering through Ron Galati’s South Philadelphia auto-body shop could be forgiven for thinking they’d stumbled upon an urban hunting lodge.

There were deer heads mounted on the walls and carcasses, fur, and blood stored in the back.

In reality, says Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, the shop was an elaborate staging area for a $ 5 million scheme that defrauded auto insurance companies and involved a police officer and city worker.

Galati – an alleged mob associate awaiting trial for paying to kill three people – was in the business, according to a grand jury, of “fictitious deer accidents.”

He is accused of having workers pull weeds from the river ban……….. continues on

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