Thursday, December 13, 2012

Philadelphia Mob Trial: Mob Hit Could Impact Ligambi Trial

Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering the federal organized crime trial in Philadelphia for

A mob hit in the middle of a mob trial?

That's never a good thing. Particularly when the defense has spent two months harping on the same theme: this group of South Philadelphia wiseguys was not cut from the same violent cloth as the mobsters who ran the organization in the 1980s and 1990s.

What impact the shooting of Gino DiPietro will have on the trial mob boss Joe Ligambi and six co-defendants is an open question. Whether jurors heard about the hit and whether they connected it to the defendants are questions that can't be answered until the panel returns to the federal courthouse on Tuesday.

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