Skip navigation

Tag Archives: illegal video poker machines

Joseph "Mousie" Massimino,Reputed Underboss of Philadelphia Mob

Joseph “Mousie” Massimino,Reputed Underboss of Philadelphia Mob

By George Anastasia For Bigtrial.net 

It was an underworld version of The Mouse That Roared, a less than flattering look at mob underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino captured on FBI wiretaps that were replayed today for the jury deliberating the fates of Massimino, mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and five co-defendants.

Massimino, 62, has been one of the more verbal defendants throughout the three-month trial, drawing smiles and laughter from friends and family members with his quips and asides, predicting not guilty verdicts and telling everyone to “keep those martini glasses on ice” for the victory party.

But the career criminal had little to say today — other than calling a reporter a “jerkoff” — when he strode into court to hear the tapes the jury had asked to be replayed.

What those in the courtroom heard was not the easy-going and glib defendant, but rather what the prosecution alleges was the volatile, take-no-prisoners underboss.

Read Rest Here on Bigtrial.net