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Mobster Joey Merlino Headed Back to Prison For Parole ViolationsA 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.
Feds Drop Case Against Joseph Ligambi Joseph Ligambi could have faced a third trial after jurors acquitted him last week of witness tampering while deadlocking on three other charges.
Ligambi Acquitted Of One More Count in Philly Mob Retrial; Borgesi Ordered FreedAfter 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.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Mafia Prince' Speaks For The First TimePhil 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.
After Two Re-Starts, Jury Deliberations Resume In Ligambi Organized Crime TrialJury 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.
Jury Deliberations Resume In Ligambi's Organized Crime Trial A federal jury is now considering the alleged mob racketeering case against alleged boss Joseph Ligambi and 6 others.
Admitted Philadelphia Mobster Takes Stand Against Former ColleaguesAdmitted mob associate Louis Monacello testified that he collected "street tax" or "tribute" for defendant and alleged mob boss Joseph Ligambi and others.
Testimony Begins Today In Ligambi Racketeering TrialAfter 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.
Trial Opens For Accused Philadelphia Mob Leader Joseph LigambiCold-blooded mobsters, or victims targeted by overzealous and desperate authorities? That's the choice laid out for the jury.
Corbett Signs Bill To Help Shut Down Internet Café Gambling OperationsGovernor Corbett has signed a bill aimed at helping law enforcement shut down so-called “Internet Café” gambling operations in Pennsylvania.
International Luxury Car Theft Ring Smashed in Southeastern Pa.Pennsylvania state police say 57 cars worth more than $2.3 million disappeared.
Philadelphia Mob, Once Written Off, Has Bounced BackA 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.
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