The trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.
Former Ironworker Offical Testifies Union Boss Knew About Illegal ‘Nightwork,’ Details Construction Site Sabotage
Former Ironworkers business agent Edward Sweeney testified Dougherty was usually told after the fact.
Defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. says there’s no evidence Dougherty ordered criminal acts. He points a finger of blame at business agents within Local 401, jockeying for power at the Union Hall.
Although all of the defendants originally entered not guilty pleas, change-of-plea hearings have been scheduled for five of them, including Edward Sweeney, who was one of Ironworkers Union Local 401’s business agents.
Among the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.
Federal court jurors resume deliberations next week in the murder and racketeering trial of a convicted Philadelphia drug kingpin.
A Philadelphia mob jury could work Super Bowl Sunday if the panel doesn’t reach a verdict this week in the sports betting and loansharking case.
A federal jury is entering its sixth day of deliberations in the racketeering trial of the reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob and six others.
The trial has resumed Tuesday after the judge questioned jurors about media coverage of Gino DiPietro’s slaying last week.
The Federal Racketeering trial of seven residents of Bartram Village in Southwest Philadelphia is coming to an end after ten weeks of testimony.
A second Philadelphia mobster has pleaded guilty in a federal racketeering case that also names alleged boss Joseph Ligambi.
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.