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mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi

mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi

They’re already planning the victory party.

On a day when five different defense attorneys ripped into the govenment’s witnesses and evidence in the racketeering trial of mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and six co-defendants, family members and friends who have crowded the 15th floor federal courtroom during the 10-week trial were openly optimistic about the outcome of the case.

So, in fact, were some of the defendants.”Feeling good today,” said mob underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino. “I’m tellin’ ya…I gotta have a suit for the party…Get those martini glasses chilled.”

Massimino’s comment came during an exchange with several friends prior to the start of the afternoon session Friday, a day in which lawyers for five of his co-defendants made their closing arguments.

All five challenged the government’s version of the case.

Christopher Warren, the attorney for mob capo Joseph “Scoops” Licata, also challenged the veracity of comments made by both witnesses and Assistant U.S. Attorney John Han in the government’s closing argument Thursday.

“The messages that these guys are sending out,” Warren said as he pointed to the prosecution table, “are flat out lies.”

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