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Daily Archives: July 10th, 2013


Joseph “Joe Vito” Mastronardo Jr.

A federal judge on Wednesday postponed until February the trial of a sports betting boss of a multimillion-dollar bookmaking business and 15 others, because he said investigators waited until “the 11th hour” to turn over some evidence from the long-running probe
Joseph “Joe Vito” Mastronardo Jr’s racketeering trial is set to start Sept. 23 in Philadelphia, and U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois was preparing to hear arguments this month.
 The gambling kingpin’s mouthpiece  has described the 63 year-old as a “gentleman gambler” with no connection to organized crime . A 23-count indictment returned last summer portrayed Mastronardo and his brother as bookmaking heavy hitters
read the story by  John P. Martin