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Mobster Joey  Merlino left) with reputed cosa nostra boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi

Mobster Joey Merlino left) with reputed cosa nostra boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi

By George Anastasia
For Bigtrial.net

Two more tapes, another lunch and still no verdict.Despite unfounded rumors and rampant speculation that they had reached a decision, jurors in the  racketeering trial of  mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and six co-defendants wrapped up another day of deliberation this afternoon without reaching a decision.”I think they’re playing a high stakes game of chicken,” said one defense attorney, speculating that the panel has broken into two camps, one favoring conviction and the other acquittal. “The question is will either side blink.”With Judge Eduardo Robreno announcing on Monday that deliberations would continue through the weekend — including Super Bowl Sunday — the conventional wisdom is that the anonymously chosen jury will announce something by Friday at the latest

 
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