Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Do Tapes Hold The Answer In Mob Trial?

By George Anastasia
For Bigtrial.net

It could be a tale of the tapes, and that might not be a good thing for the defense.

Jurors started their fifth day of deliberations in the racketeering conspiracy retrial of mob boss Joe Ligambi and his nephew George Borgesi by asking to hear replays of several tapes introduced by the prosecution during the eight-week trial.

And they ended the day by asking to hear a half dozen more.

The panel of 11 women and one man is due to resume deliberations at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Whether they have overcome the impasse cited in a jury note on Monday remains an open question.

What does appear clear is that the panel is working.

Most of the tapes played today were used by the prosecution to support the conspiracy charge that is at the heart of the case.

But the panel also asked to rehear a now infamous tape picked up on a Pennsylvania State Police wiretap in the late 1990s in which Borgesi is heard boasting and cackling about how he beat up and knocked out mob associate Angelo Lutz.

While that tape has little, if anything, to do with the conspiracy charge Borgesi, 50, is fighting, it was used by the prosecution to show the jury what authorities allege is Borgesi's arrogant and violent nature. The tape was first played in the 2001 racketeering trial in which Borgesi, Lutz, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino and four others were convicted.

It was reprised and played again in the first Ligambi trial last year. Four defendants were convicted in that case, one was acquitted and the jury hung on charges against Ligambi and Borgesi, setting up the retrial that began in November.

The other tapes the jury asked to hear today focused on the charges against Ligambi. The prosecution alleges that "Uncle Joe" oversaw an organized crime gambling and loansharking operations. Government expert witnesses testified that money is routinely "kicked up" to the boss in a crime family.

While there was little evidence linking Ligambi, 74, directly to any criminal activity, there were tapes in which his role was mentioned.

On one tape replayed for the jury today bookmaker Gary Battaglini, who was convicted in the first Ligambi trial, is heard telling a deadbeat gambler that the money he owes goes to "Uncle Joe." On the same tape, Battaglini says that Ligambi doesn't care about anything, "he just wants his money."

The defense could take some solace, however, in another tape in which Joseph "Scoops" Licata, the only defendant acquitted in the first trial, is heard praising Ligambi as a boss who never asks for anything. Earlier in the same tape, recorded at a North Jersey restaurant, Licata introduced Ligambi to several New York mobsters as "acting boss" of the Philadelphia mob.

In tapes played at the end of today's session, the jury heard Michael Orlando, who was wearing a wire and cooperating with the FBI, discussing his gambling debts with mobster Damion Canalichio and, on another tape, with mob underboss Joseph "Mousie" Massimino. Canalichio and Massimino  were also convicted in the first trial.

The defense has portrayed Orlando as a drug addicted degenerate gambler and less than credible witness. The conversations played today centered on debts of about $9,000 that Orlando owed to various mob figures.

The defense contends Orlando used the FBI to pay off some of those debts and then hid behind the protection of the federal government to avoid paying the rest.

In a discussion with Canalichio, Orlando explained how he was having trouble coming up with the money he owed. Canalichio, in reply, said, "It's not my money," adding that it was Ligambi's.

"It's Uncle Joe's?" Orlando asked nervously.

On another tape, however, Canalichio refers to "Stevie's money," an apparent reference to mob capo Steven Mazzone. The defense has argued repeatedly that many of the debts discussed on tapes played for the jury were money owed to Mazzone, not Ligambi.

The prosecution, however, says that as boss Ligambi had a piece of everyone's action.

That could be the question the anonymously selected jury was wrestling with as it headed home after its fifth day of deliberations.

George Anastasia can be contacted at George@bigtrial.net.

173 comments:

  1. sounds like the jurors want to get out of there

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    2. T-R-A-C-Y...what's that spell...Tracy!!!..our fav cheerleader!

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    3. ;-) frustrated supporter. :-[

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    4. Yes, they do. The judge should not have ordered them back to the delibriatering room. He had too much power. :-/

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    5. Too much power? Seriously? Sending them back so a verdict can be found is too much power? That's not too much power, that's the justice system.

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    6. and also, use that satellite quasi Penn State degree to learn how to spell. Either that or spell check. It's quite the technology. Very useful. Use it.

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    7. Enough already.. This jury clearly doesn't have a solid verdict to pass down... This is the second trial as this 74 year old man has sat in prison away from his family. For some alleged gossip. Even on tapes... It doesn't mean anything is true. If you are born and raised in Philly or even know how many people from south philly are.. You'll know that the rumor mill churns and people throw your name in crap.
      It's a circus. And a waste of tax payers dollars. Leave the man alone. He wasn't alleged to have hurt anyone. And clearly this jury have their answer.
      We can't help who we are related to. Or what reputations people have developed for them over the years. So family stands by each other. And in south philly. Every is cuz. Even friends... ARE FAMILY.
      A fair trial... Joe Ligambi had.. The jury was split...
      Lucky in south philly people don't judge you.
      Like some of the crap I'm reading here about my family. Yet nobody can personally say their name. Hr is someone's brother. Someone's husband. Someone's uncle, someone's grandfather, someone's father... And many people's friend.
      He's not what people stereotype him as. None of you even know him personally. Those who are talking ill. Cause if you knew anything. You wouldn't have crap to say.
      But. Ignorance is bliss. I wouldn't know

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    8. True. On all points you've made. They were hung on some issues, how can forcing them back into "the room" be a great catalyst for a fair verdict? Remember its mostly all women.You know how moody we women can be when forced to do anything. Ok, I'm done.

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    9. Maybe since he is "someone's husband, someone's uncle, someone's grandfather, someone's father", he should have made better choices to protect his family. No, it's not gossip and no some of isn't true - Not all of it, but enough of it is. If you are actually family I sympathize. But blame him- for his choices, for his words, for his actions. Its not your fault that either of these men weren't there for their families. It's their fault for dragging their families through this life they lead. Also, in South Philly everyone judges you. Everyone talks and gossips and stabs you in the back. Sure, they say "Cuz" to your face, while they screw your wife. You must be young and impressionable. I'm sorry you are getting dragged through this by your uncle, your grandfather or your father.

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    10. Forcing them back is forcing them to make a decision!!!
      Remember the first trial??? Confusion on conspiracy is what that was!!! Same things gonna happen!!
      This Judge wants a guilty verdict on SOMETHING!!!
      Its sad!! No matter what you HATERS think...its not JUSTICE...its SAD!!!

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  2. Again Steve Mazzone should be on trial whats he doing on the streets!!! He's Rating for sure!!!!,,,,,,,,,

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  3. How many times does this douchbag jury need to hear these tapes?? Come on now

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  4. You're right Steve Mazzone is on a lot of tapes about sports betting. He should be on trial too something is wrong!!!'''''

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  5. This trial is like root canal

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  6. Not looking good for the defense today could be over by friday there adking the right questions now. If uncle Joe didn.t have that crutch of a nephew onthe other side of him he might.ev had a shot

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  7. Mazzone was in prison when those tapes were made plus the feds don't hate him as much as they hate borgesi so they probably didn't want to try to tie him to anything on the streets

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  8. BOY GEORGE IS GOING BOY BYE BYE I HOPE THEY USE THAT PICTURE OF HIM WAVING ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE DAILY NEWS

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  10. You're wrong mazzone was out 2009 he was around those morons! He is rating cuz!!)^^

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    1. The battaglini tapes were made in 2002

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  12. George A is busy tonite just 12 post 3 removed. Better go to yesterdays there few friends that they have aren.t happy thete either

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  13. None of you internet tough guys who say shit to Joe Ligambi or George Borgesi's face. You guys are all impotent losers.

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    2. Nice talk G.A.

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    1. I guess you get paid to write this Stuff...

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  15. hey George A you are partial I guess in removing blogs. not the way to do business

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    1. You want to talk and debate about the case, fine. You want to take cheap personal shots, you might get deleted.

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  16. COME ON BE NICE THESE GUYS ARE GOING TOOO JAIL!

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  17. UJ is a stand up man.....He is always willing to help someone......I say not guilty!!!

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  18. George A your suppose to be such a good reporter but you allow these clowns to post these comments.

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    1. Ten to one...same person complaining about peoples civil rites being violated...^^……now wants to censor...smh

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    2. Please keep the comments section civil - Admin

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    3. I'm not babysitting this blog 24/7. I have control over what I write. And MY NAME is attached to it. Can't say the same for most of the people who have been commenting. A lot of cheap shots from lowlifes.

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    4. Only in south Philly u got a crime reporter with more balls than the so called gangsters! !!!

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    5. George if it means anything I'm a college grad that looks up to you I actually have family that knows you. Don't get discouraged because of rogue comments answer questions that are relevant and aren't a bunch of BS. A lot of us have been following this trial from day one and we have always counted on you as a reliable source. Especially on the mafia forums . Take Care George...I wish you would do a piece on political corruption or is that reaching ????? Not in Philadelphia but lawyers and politician's in surrounding counties. Some of us need a voice, you are that voice. Thank You

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    6. George, love the blog and have always respected your writing. Keep up the good work! So many of us appreciate it!!

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    1. You are the same person flaming and flaming. It's so obvious. 5th grade must have been easy for you the third time, right?

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    2. Yes ten to one claro is next!!!! SMH

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  20. You think this will be over by Friday??

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  21. Most of you pple need to go get a real life & stop hiding behind social media !!!!

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  22. Yeah. You should listen to this guy. He has a "Real Life". Cant you tell.

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  23. Things are really getting off balance. People making comments based off of personal hatred to the defendants. Let the jury do there job. Keep in mind that the FBI, A General have reached all time low. They have used witness's with very, very tarnished accusations. Knowing their questionable validity the Feds continued full press. Disregarding the financial burden on the taxpayers and the justice system. Everybody wants to jump on attack mode on the defendants, especially George and his mother and brother. Some people have make comments that he is the worst. Well have you noticed what the government is abusing its power like a so-called "gangster" just get their promotion?!?? He has done his time, and did it with more style than most people would. Just look how the Feds have been conducting themselves. Him an his family are frustrated with the Feds playing with there heads and making stories up along with their PAID informants! They may of said things that peopl don't think is right , but how many others who been in situations with Feds and they were nasty arrogant to them, like spitting on them, calling them names etc??? They are frustrated, I challenge anyone, would you be able to 10 years then get slapped in the face with another potential 10 because some clown who liked to play gangster can't do the time then teams up with the FBI

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    1. No Monacello should go to jail a second time for people that were planning to kill him. The hit was confirmed on him. Would you go to jail for someone wwho was planning to do that to you? He lost his business because of them and had to rebuild his life. He went to jail once and they are no friends. No one offered to help his wife or child so as far as I am concerned, they should fry. This is someone speaking that knows much of the inside stuff. He took care of them all those years and gets that; well good for him standing up to bums to their faces.

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    2. If you knew as much inside stuff as you thought you did...
      You'd NEVER be saying that!!!
      What a douch bag you must be!!!

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    3. Right. U know it all. That's your best defense calling me a douch bag well check spelling 101 and the dictionary for the spelling of the word douch. You really told me....after the trial -ld be happy to divulge who I am and we"ll see what I know....

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  24. I would.nt do any time for these pieces of shit if i fuck up i do the time this jerk off intntriduced most of these misfits he deserves every thing he gets its a shame unclw joe couldnt be by himself . This kid should eve been cliped long ago hope he rots

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    1. Agree the uncle should be tried separate an that goes for the nephew. Who introduced Natale, Nicky Crow, Tommy Del, Phil Leonetti, Tommy Horsehead, Veasey, the fat cop from jearsey in the last trial who wrote the book? Also what about the other gangsters from other cities like Franzese, Massino, Ralph Guarino, Gravano, etc. Just saying how can it be one guys fault there is so-called valid people who have climbed to high ranks and decided to take the bribe from the FBI an become informants to save their own skin. You can never predict who will withstand their punishment like a man. That's why it's best to go to work. Oh we forgot Ron Previte and the other important factor the brought this to a head was Skins Steffanelli,, who vouched for them? Was it the nephew to blame for them..? Nope..so be intellectual when pointing fingers. It's the informant to blame, that's all, because they can't take the punishment.

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    2. Yes ur are correct about. But constsantly make the same mistake i have problem with that louie from boston montcello aponick i might have missed one but the same guy didnt bring in 3 guys that turned thats my point and he couldnt keep his mouth shut in the joint either he.s his own worst enemy he cant help himself

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    3. The guy from Boston was accepted universally, all of them liked him, and he wore a wire on others who discuss opportunities, some opportunities that are frowned on. Aponick also was given gratitude because of those in his city. So everybody is to blame..i,m just saying, not criticizing. The worst are the guys walking around that are so-called "dry rats" and some people continue discussing their lifes with them.

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    4. Good point but that never gonna change in this life or everyday life have a fine day.

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  25. throwing mazzone under the bus, huh? defense has a rat strategy, so much for honor!

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  26. Hey George Anastasia, what do you think of the defense saying it was mazzone's money? do you think that's being a rat? even if the statute expired, it still puts heat on him and identifies him as a boss. what are your thoughts?

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    1. As I read this blog site, I don't recall them saying a last name. Just someone named " Stevie" . That was the tapes speaking for themselves, the Feds made the tapes so they have the info without it being intruduced by any party. The guy talking on the tape should of known better, but how was he to know he was being recorded. Just saying a name doesn't mean a pointing a finger if they play it in court they may need it to show its inconsistency and showing that no one person is a alleged "boss", so it dismisses any allegations that the uncle allege boss receiving monies. If the gentleman stated in those recordings was on trial it would help him, vice versa. Two names are spoken so who is the allege boss.? Dismissed.! By no means a "rat" move. Good attorney work. Stop with the childish acusation an rush to call someone a " rat ". Try to think a little..

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    2. i'm not rushing to call anyone a rat, here is the verbatim statement from above "On another tape, however, Canalichio refers to "Stevie's money," an apparent reference to mob capo Steven Mazzone. The defense has argued repeatedly that many of the debts discussed on tapes played for the jury were money owed to Mazzone, not Ligambi." Clearly, if the defense is arguing that it is mazzone, it is a rat & heat merchant move!

      Read more at http://www.bigtrial.net/2014/01/do-tapes-hold-answer-in-mob-trial.html#MHoZpHbYxJIHUXAx.99

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  27. I got a feeling todays the day . Welcome Home Uncle Joe and George B . Cant wait to see the guys been awhile . I got my fat envelope ready !!! Respect the game . The rest of the people on here are gona have to go back to their miserable lives or find another site to just write hateful , no thought out dribble drabble about shit they have no idea about . Welcome Home boys !!I The Sambuvca is nice and HOT !!!

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    1. Don.t burn ur lips or throat god for bid

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  28. Those tapes with stevie Mazzone name on them are from 2009 thew 2011 he was around uncle Joes guys he should be at the defense table!! Maybe the feds will use him in the next trial!!!.........

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    1. Most of these tapes were made before 2009 they went in may 2011 stevie got out middle 2009 . Im sure if he continues in this bussiness he.ll be st the table soon enough

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  29. What happened to that goof Kaboni Savage?

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  30. Joe and George arent real gangsters just soft ball players.... lol

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  31. Happy And A HEALTH 2014!! too JL and GB & THE REST OF YOUR FRIENDS SHOULD GO TO CHRUCH EVERYDAY YOUR STILL ON THE STREET!!

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    1. So glad you had to let everybody know who is your godfather. Thanks for that important head ups

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  33. Just found this blog.....unbelieveable. you should have to identify yourself if you are going to name people specificly...just a thought.Here is what I know to be true...The Russian mob has far surpassed the italian mob in all categories....no one in the public knows of or about them....very powerful and will continue to grow.....

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    1. Why didnt u use ur name. Also who cares about russians that the gov problem.

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  34. Just found it....like the guy who starts his post with hi..I'm from new York...^ I call fraud..

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  35. not a fraud...no real interest in the trial.. im anti George A......he wrote a story about my dad a few years ago...that had alot of false info..was wondering whose reputation he is trying to damage...hope he checks all the facts before he writes something .....people have famililies that his stuff can hurt...kids and grandkids who may read it.Sorry I just found it..yhe site is very interesting......

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  36. Hi and I am from NY. WHAT ABOUT IT YOU WANNABE!!!!!! You're probably another RAT!

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    1. Fraud..^...by the way..Yankees suck

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    2. Better watch...he's got the caps lock on..careful....!

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  37. I dont like what he wrote about dad.
    Dad must of been a real winner what.s ur mom think of dad.

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  38. PHILLY MOB AS THE
    TAPES TURN should be ending soon and one things for sure this site will never get the attention it got the ladt 12 wks

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  39. What a joke this is, a lot of wannabe's and jerkoff's in south philly now it wasn't always like this.

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    1. always was, where have you been..? your godfathers time as alleged boss was a big part of the introductions of the simple minded label "wannabe" and "jerkoffs"

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    2. 2up since u put ur 2 cents in young man look at the rats that came out of ur godfathers camp including uncle phill the history lesson can start there

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  40. DAD...was just a successful nj developer...italian.....so he "MUST of had mob connections" no way he became rich successful, well liked on his own...MOM, kids and grandkids respect and love him.Now get back to trying to convince people your a tough guy.......

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  41. Might have been successfull on his own and didn.t need mob connections to have connections and im no tough guy.

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  42. Can someone explain how Uncle Joe could have lived a pretty nice lifestlye of simple bookmaking. I see high end rollers going through more legitimate sources of betting and the nickle and dimers would only seek the mob. Same with the loansharking, how much could possibly be made from that with the knowledge today of being caught?

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  43. Ahhh i just found this site ahhhhh
    I was wondering what is a STEVIE " LANCE AND JOHNNY CHANG ? LOL

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  44. Could it be BYE BYE DAY FOR
    BOY GEORGIE ?

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  45. Hope they come home. The Govt. Does nothing but fuck over the middle class. They been doin it for decades. Wake the fuck Up people

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    1. JL and GB & THE REST OF YOUR FRIENDS SHOULD GO TO CHRUCH EVERYDAY YOUR STILL ON THE STREET!!

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    2. Happy And A HEALTH 2014!! too JL and GB & THE REST OF YOUR FRIENDS SHOULD GO TO CHRUCH EVERYDAY YOUR STILL ON THE STREET!!

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    3. ^^^ not for long there preacher BOY GEORGIE AND CREW GOT PROBLEMS IN OR Out of Jail spring cleaning coming soon and i dont think its gonna be law enforcement new people stepping to the plate i here tome will tell.

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    4. Agrees w/ur original post, 5 ppl up.

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  46. First of all these guys aren.t middle class they dont even have a Job. And as far as class goes u and them dont have any. U need to wake up with that comment geez

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    1. NEITHER DO PEOPLE WHO ARE PERFECTLY ABLE TO WORK ARE ON WELFARE. YET, NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT.

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    2. True, plus none of these so called mobsters go out on the street and randomly rob and rape innocent people like the children of these welfare recipients statistically do.

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    3. Just keep spinning it ass hole stick to the case.

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    4. You dont even know me. And I bet I have more class than you will ever have. So BLOW Me with your lectures. You probably work for the scumbag govt. Or maybe your an undercover fag

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    5. I know people like u see them in so philly every day back stabbing wanna be cry babys so fuck u too cuz

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    6. No the fag would be ur brother anthony

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    7. ^^3up He or She must be upset used cap letters oh my

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  47. Yoooo u people at the court house have a count today or nobody leaked any thing yet Lol! !!!!>>>> GUILTYon all CHARGES! !!

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    1. JL and GB & THE REST OF YOUR FRIENDS SHOULD GO TO CHRUCH EVERYDAY YOUR STILL ON THE STREET!!

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  48. Do you think Borgesi will use Frank the Fixer as a whitness when they charge him with the RALPH MAZZUCA MURDER?

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  49. He was on his way to testify. Got hit by a truck. TWICE

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  50. HI I AM FROM SOUTH PHILADELPHIA AND THE SOO CALLED PHILLY MOB ARE ALL RATS!!!!!! AND I'M FROM PHILLY NOT NEW YORK ASSHOLE'S.

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    1. Unfortunately its the same story all around. Whether your from NYC, Philly wherever. Ratting is like drug addiction. It dont matter color of skin, neighborhood, country. It donta

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    2. 2up..^^ love this clown...capo of the keyboard...stroker...

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  51. Don't worry the murder Charges are coming for both crews cuz!!!!!!!!!)

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  52. Its just a shame what happened to this thing. The original Sicilian Mafia used to be untouchable. To be made you had to be Sici. Then they bent some rules and you just hadda be Italian. Then they bent More rules and it turned into this debacle over the past 30 years. If Im not mistaken they made Tommy Del. He was half Polish.

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    1. Most american kids are bleached today alot of mixed races

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    2. Another guy who dreams of fairy tales about the mob of the past. Sorry to break it to you,they didn't have the technology the fbi has today. They would have to live like Al Queda if they don't want to get caught on surveillance today. As you know that not happening. If the fbi had today for back then there would be mob guys "ratting" then. Them days they were sentenced to 3-5 years. Today they have to do their social security number for punishment. That is what makes guys collapse. Still no excuse in a guy like Monacello"s case he was only facing 3 years..

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    3. Thats right cuz. Thats why they call it the good ol days.

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  53. Ahhh just found this site what is aaaa stevie or a lance or a chang

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    1. Soon to be charged felons does the three strike rule apply here with any of these guys? ?

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    2. Two up^^ when u asked the same stupid question three hours ago, did you not understand it was dumb then? Or are you so thick you have to be told?

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  54. You think Steve Mazzone is wearing a wire??????

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    1. No i dont think so lance on the other hand u goota wonder never been charged did alot of work with BOY GEORGE

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  55. If you go on YouTube look up The Pizza Connection, or the Great Betrayal. That was kinda the beginning of the end of The Sicilian Mafia in America

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  56. Yoooo up at the court house nuttin yet
    Must be stressfull sitting there just not knowing the hardest part just not knowing wow.

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  57. Lance did a lot of work for skinny tooo

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    1. Goes without saying cuz but he and boy george dropped the hammer many a time together.

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  58. Looks like coming back with guilty on Rackertering charge's

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  59. America is a big melting pot. We are a country full of immigrants who hate immigrants. If you know what I mean. And now there are a lot of mixed nats. Because there will never be another wave of Italians who come to America to seek a better life. My grandparents came here the 50's with $10 in there pocket. And they never became rich but they didnt have to ask nobody for anything and they didnt get any handouts like nowadays. And no they were not connected. And neither am I. And I dont think im a tuf guy or nothing. But I will say this I would of loved to have grown up in the 60's and been connected. Everything is just so F*&#ed up and complicated these days. And now I will stop rambling on because I dont know where Im going with this. Ciao

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  60. I guess theyll be back for friday

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  61. It really is a shame that the govt wastes your tax $$, if you pay taxes if not then dont worry about it, on trials like this while the Mexican Cartels are making Billions of dollars in narcotics and other gammits. But the feds are worried about a few guys who like to gamble. All because they have a vowel at the end of their name. Just think about that for a minute. Do you ever see big time fed cases on that shit. And how many Asians have you ever seen in prison. Not Many. Trust me I been there and never seen one

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    1. Thumbs up! always say it. Mexicans are killing each federal agents over drugs and no one cares but these guys are considered as public enemy

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    2. Not only do the Feds accept such behavior, they outright fund, provide immunity to and make deals with cartel activity. The Feds are worse than the so-called mafia. At least the mafia has rules.

      http://rt.com/usa/sinaloa-drug-cartel-deal-dea-551/

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  62. You guys need to stop fighting against each other iys a blog not jerry springer and no piont in talking about a oit come thst isnt out yet when the out come comes out then u guys should blog about all the people u guys must really hae all the people thst ur tslking about steve m john c george b joe l lance galati nicademo wow my god its thier life thats what they chose to do im a appliance salesman everybody does what they want

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  63. Quick side note nobody calls him "Skinny Joey" at least not around the neighborhood. They call him Little Joey, I don't know why this nick name is so prevelent but it's false. Probably one guy ever called him that, it got cought on a wire and Anastasia just ran with it.

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    1. Do you know how that nickname evolved?

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    2. Because theres another Joey in Jersey. Fat Joey. His Cugine

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  64. Your right. I am def guilty of getting off topic. Just bored. Need to find a hobby

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  65. The guys you just named are really wannabes their not gangsters!;

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  66. Borgesi will get the Death Penalty for the Mazzuca Murder

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    1. Didnt know he was on trial for murder.

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  67. That's the next trial cuz their all be there next trial!!!!^^

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  68. I want my fuckin human rite. Just like the president jimmy cater says. Im a political prisoner from Cuba.

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  69. What do ya like Hendry? The leg or the wing? Or you still goin for the ol hearts & lungs?

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  70. Stay tuned for the next ratfellas trial!!)

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  71. What happend today anything why no update

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  72. Hopefully the Jury is ready to put these2 Fucks away for a Long Time!

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    1. Yes its over due if things go as they should they will nail Borgesi to the Cross tom Afternoon.

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  73. Looks like guilty on Rackertering.

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    1. yes Rico is in the cards for these twojerkoffs

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    1. Id love to take that action their guilty and it would be nice to see Joe Ligambi ROTT IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!!!!

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  75. Not guilty and no Rico ..your a dope ..Make money not headlines they have nothing ..dope !!!

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    1. I guess ull be crying tom you stupid JERKOFF! GUILITY!!!!

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    2. Don't get upset ..what a weirdo you are !! Haha get a life loser , trials over NOT GUILTY ..Now go home and get your Fuckin shine box !!!

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    3. I pray Joe Ligambi gets 20 YEARS for being the BOSS and the Mother Fucker lives till he is 95!!!!!!!

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  76. what happen today

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  77. What a loser you are , that guy has a family and a dog. A little sympathy .Holy Shit what a jackals you are .

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    1. I wish in years to come when Joe Ligambi dies in jail Ican come to his viewing so I could take a PISS in his CASKET before they close it so how do u like that for an answer...

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    2. Classy you are ..your family must be so proud .

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    3. I guess when Joe Ligambi blew Frankie Flowers Brains out that was Class. You want to keep goin you little mob groupie

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  78. Jury asked for photos of all the defendants looks like Theo putin the tapes and pictures together!!!!

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  79. And the envolope please drum roll
    the verdict for BOY GEORGE is
    GUILTY! !!! AS CHARGED
    Then show that Howdy Dudy
    waving BYE BYE front cover daily news

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  80. Waitin 4 George A's daily report. Lets go george. This blog fillin up quick 157 hits. Need some new news. Anything yet

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    1. Verdict was in last week .When the jury said they couldn't come to one conclusive verdict ..They have no idea what they are suppose to be ruling on..trial was a joke

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  81. Verdicts in ......NOT GUILTY .....party it up boys ..Men of Honor are back in SOUTH PHILLY

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    1. The last thing I read via Philly.com was the jury asked for more tapes. (6:00pm today 1-16) but i pray u have an inside view n ur statement is true.

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  82. George Anastasia what happen ????????????????????????

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  83. You people are a bunch of uneducated, unthinking group if you think for a second that someone should "rot in jail for the rest of their life" for poker machines. Poker machine that you all played. Or football bets that you all made. Or them lending money to people who can't go to the bank for it. That's just horrible isn't it. You would all get a slap on the wrist, just probation, nothing more. But joe should get life. Let the punishment fit the crime.

    The best part is there is still no proof that he had anything to do with it. It is innocest until proven guilty for a good reason. You all think he's guilty because you "heard it on the news or from George A ... Well then it must be true, right? You all have no facts, just what people have said "this is what you should believe". There is nothing here. Nothing. You have no facts at all, beside the speculation you read in the paper.

    How come not one person doesn't think it's a crime that an innocent man has spent a couple of years of his life in prison for poker machines. What if he's found innocent. Or better yet what if he actually is. What kind of justice is that that the Feds can come in and say, "oh you were given bail by the judge, well we won't allow that". You can be next to have your rights stripped from you. You better hope that it doesn't happen to you.

    "OF Equality—As if it harm’d me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself—As if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same".

    -Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass

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  84. you don't want to work for a living this is what happens!

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  85. THE REASON WHY THE FEDS HAD THE INFO ON GALATI UNDER COVER RAT NOSE ANTHONY BORGESI. NEVER WORKKED OUT ALL THE TIME ALOT OF VACATIONS WE NO NOW BECAUSE HE IS RAT NOSE. THAT 7 INCH LOMG NOSE TOLD THE TALES FOR YEARS NOW.

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