It was the summer of 1996, and the rumors about Eric Lindros and accused mob boss Joey Merlino were flying. Instead of relying on rumors and hearsay, Howard Eskin decided to go right to the source.
Veteran mob lawyer Edwin Jacobs gave closing arguments Monday on behalf of accused Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi.
After a full day of opening statements yesterday, testimony is scheduled to begin this morning in the federal racketeering conspiracy trial of alleged mob boss Joseph Ligambi and six other men.
Cold-blooded mobsters, or victims targeted by overzealous and desperate authorities? That’s the choice laid out for the jury.
Jury selection begins today in a case of alleged extortion, loan sharking, gambling, and witness intimidation by a criminal organization that has operated for decades.