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A South Philadelphia video poker machine vendor reluctantly offered jurors a look at the finances of the illegal gambling business Friday when he put a dollar figure on his 10-year run as a distributor.
Curt Arbitman, testifying in the racketeering trial of mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and six co-defendants, said when he agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors he was forced to forfeit $600,000.
The money, he said, was an estimate of his take from a distribution network that he controlled from about 2000 until his arrest in September 2009.

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