After two failed trials, the feds are giving up trying to convict “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, the reputed Philly mob boss, on charges of racketeering and gambling. AP reports: “Ligambi could have faced a third trial after jurors acquitted him last week of witness tampering while deadlocking on three other charges. But prosecutors filed a motion seeking to dismiss the remaining counts — a rare setback in their decades-long campaign against the Philadelphia mob. Ligambi’s attorney, Ed Jacobs, praised the decision and said he expects his client to be released from a federal detention center Tuesday. A judge still has to sign off.”
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