facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Reputed Philadelphia mobster set free

Jan. 28, 2014 at 4:07 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A reputed Philadelphia mob boss walked out of court Tuesday a free man after prosecutors said they would not try him a third time on a racketeering indictment.

Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi said he planned to go home and "relax" as he left the U.S. courthouse in Philadelphia after a judge nullified the six-count 2009 indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit racketeering, loansharking and other crimes, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, reported.

Ligambi, 74, had been in prison since 2011 when a jury took nearly 30 days to acquit him on five of six counts. They deadlocked on the most serious charge, the conspiracy allegation.

It was the second time federal prosecutors failed to make their case against Ligambi stick.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city
2
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
3
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
4
No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed
5
British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback