Jurors resume deliberations in Philly mob case

Pictured: Joseph Ligambi
February 4, 2013 9:24:26 AM PST
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.


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