Feds Drop Case Against “Uncle Joe” Ligambi

After two trials, they're giving up on convicting the reputed mob boss.

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.”