Saturday, January 19, 2013
Jury Back To Business In Philadelphia Mob Case
Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering the federal organized crime trial in Philadelphia.
They went back to the beginning...again.
For the second time in the past three days, the jury in the racketeering trial of mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi started deliberations anew after another juror was replaced Friday by an alternate.
But it appeared the panel wasted little time getting back up to speed. By 1 p.m. it was again asking to rehear tapes that it had requested Thursday before controversy of a juror's comment about a defense witness derailed the process.
The juror who made the comments was replaced Friday morning by U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno. But the judge denied defense motions asking that two other jurors be replaced. He also rejected a defense motion seeking a mistrial.
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