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Jury Deliberations Enter 5th Day In Racketeering Trial Of Former Ironworkers’ Boss

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.

01/20/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

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.

01/08/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Ironworker Who Admits Torching Construction Sites Returns To The Stand In Trial of Joseph Dougherty

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.

01/07/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Some Guilty Pleas Possible in Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Racketeering Case

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.

08/21/2014

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Ten Members of Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Charged With Racketeering, Arson

Among the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.

02/18/2014

Jury To Resume Mulling Philly Murder Trial Monday

Federal court jurors resume deliberations next week in the murder and racketeering trial of a convicted Philadelphia drug kingpin.

05/11/2013

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Judge: Mob Jury Could Work Super Bowl Sunday

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.

01/28/2013

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Jurors To Resume Deliberations In Philly Mob Trial

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.

01/15/2013

Possible Mob-Related Murder Will Not Interrupt Ongoing Racketeering Trial In Philadelphia

The trial has resumed Tuesday after the judge questioned jurors about media coverage of Gino DiPietro’s slaying last week.

12/18/2012

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Federal Racketeering Trial Coming To An End

The Federal Racketeering trial of seven residents of Bartram Village in Southwest Philadelphia is coming to an end after ten weeks of testimony.

11/29/2012

2nd Man Pleads Guilty In Philadelphia Mob Case

A second Philadelphia mobster has pleaded guilty in a federal racketeering case that also names alleged boss Joseph Ligambi.

08/08/2012

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Philadelphia Mob, Once Written Off, Has Bounced Back

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.

05/28/2011