A judge in Philadelphia has ruled that Merlino violated the terms of his supervised release by meeting with a convicted felon and a former co-defendant inside the Havana Nights Cigar Bar, in Boca Raton.
Joseph Ligambi could have faced a third trial after jurors acquitted him last week of witness tampering while deadlocking on three other charges.
After weeks of off-and-on deliberations, a federal court jury in Philadelphia has acquitted Joseph Ligambi on one count and confirmed it was deadlocked on three others against him. The jury also acquitted co-defendant George Borgesi of the one count against him.
Phil Leonetti, a longtime leader in the Philly mob, talks about the murder and mayhem that he was a big part of to CBS 3 reporter Walt Hunter.
Jury deliberations, which began two weeks ago, have not gone smoothly. Two jurors have been removed, one for illness, the other because the juror reportedly knew a witness and reported it during deliberations. Each time the jury had to start over.
A federal jury is now considering the alleged mob racketeering case against alleged boss Joseph Ligambi and 6 others.
Admitted mob associate Louis Monacello testified that he collected “street tax” or “tribute” for defendant and alleged mob boss Joseph Ligambi and others.
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.
Governor Corbett has signed a bill aimed at helping law enforcement shut down so-called “Internet Café” gambling operations in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania state police say 57 cars worth more than $2.3 million disappeared.
A federal grand jury report unsealed Monday, announcing charges against the top two reputed Philadelphia mobsters and 11 others, paints a picture of La Casa Nostra as alive and well.
The reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob and a dozen others are facing charges following a series of arrests by federal authorities.
“Kill The Irishman” is a ho-hum crime biodrama about a mob war that seems so grindingly familiar that you’re almost sure you’ve sat through it before.
“Skinny” Joey Merlino is reportedly going to be released from federal prison later this month, apparently to a halfway house and under supervised parole.