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Philly mob boss: Case dropped against reputed Philly mob boss Joe Ligambi

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Philly mob boss Joe Ligambi just had the case against him dropped by federal prosecutors. A reputed Philadelphia mob boss, Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi was twice able to beat charges in a gambling and racketeering case leveled against him. According to a report from early Tuesday (Jan. 28), prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the remaining counts against him in court. It was just last week that a jury acquitted him of witness tampering and got deadlocked on three other charges, putting the prosecution in a very difficult position moving forward.

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Prosecutors had been trying to argue for quite a while that Ligambi was in charge of La Costa Nostra following the conviction and prison sentencing of its former leader (Joseph Merlino) in 2001. They succeeded in putting his underboss in prison for 15 years and his enforcer in prison for 11 years, but have failed in getting any charges to stick to Ligambi himself. He has since been acquitted on six different counts after an indictment was leveled in 2011. During that time Ligambi has been in prison awaiting the conclusion of these trials.

While reputed Philly mob boss Joe Ligambi will likely be released on Tuesday or Wednesday (Jan. 28-29), no comment has been made by U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger or a spokeswoman for him. That will likely come later in the week. Ligambi's attorney hasn't stayed quiet, though, as Ed Jacobs stated, "They have properly exercised their discretion. They have failed twice in their efforts to convict Joe, and I don't think they think the third time's the charm."

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