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
- Photos: AccuWeather Maps: Snow arrives
- Snow will turn the ground white again!
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Woman, 98, injured in Powelton high-rise fire
- Mike Schmidt reveals skin cancer battle
- Police: Driver, who hit pedestrian, hit by car
- Malaysian police examine pilot's flight simulator 55 min ago
- Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia
- March Madness: Villanova, St. Joe's, UDel all in 51 min ago
- Delaware man suspected in 14 different thefts
- NJ salon customer allegedly attacks employees
- NJ state police trooper among 3 injured in crash
- Book 'em! Wilmington cop donates books to kids
- Malaysian police examine pilot's flight...
55 min ago