Jurors resume deliberations in Philly mob case
PHILADELPHIA - February 4, 2013 (WPVI) -- Jurors began their 20th day of deliberations in a racketeering case against reputed leaders of the Philadelphia mob.
The jury met for six hours Sunday, but failed to reach a verdict in the case against reputed mob boss Joseph Ligambi and six others. The day before, the panel told U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno that it was at "an impasse." But he urged them to keep trying.
The jury began deliberations Jan. 8, but endured setbacks when two jurors left because of illness or conflicts.
The defendants are accused of sports betting, loansharking, operating illegal video poker machines and threatening debtors. The evidence includes years of FBI wiretaps and undercover work, but there's no violence alleged.
pennsylvania, philadelphia, trial, local/state
- 4 charged with murder in deadly NJ mall carjacking 27 min ago
- Record Warmth! 12 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- 2013 Troop Greetings
- Arrest in death of retired Villanova professor
- Police investigate tire slashings in South Philadelphia
- Police investigate truck accident on Roosevelt Boulevard
- Police investigate double shooting in Mantua
- 3 rescued after car plunges into Delaware pond
- Multi-vehicle crash on Schuylkill Expressway
- Runway littered with holiday mail
- Student robbed at gunpoint inside Philly school
- Missing 2-year-old found, mom's ex-boyfriend arrested
- Carolers to perform to grant cancer patient her wish
- 4 charged with murder in deadly NJ mall...
27 min ago
- Record Warmth!
12 min ago