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Sentencings delayed for Mousie, others in mob case

For the second time in a month, a federal judge has rescheduled the sentencing hearing for Joseph "Mousie" Massimino, the reputed underboss of the Philadelphia mob.

Sentencings delayed for Mousie, others in mob case

Mousie must wait another month for Judgment Day.

For the second time in a month, a federal judge has rescheduled the sentencing hearing for Joseph "Mousie" Massimino, the reputed underboss of the Philadelphia mob. Massimino, 63, was scheduled to be sentenced on racketeering conspiracy charges this Wednesday, but U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno has pushed the hearing back until July 11.

As we reported here last week, Massimino's lawyer believes he deserves less than six years in prison after being convicted in the marathon trial that ended with mixed verdicts earlier this year.  Prosecutors have yet to publicly file their sentencing memo, but are expected to argue for well more than a decade in prison, especially given Massimino's long criminal history. 

Robreno also rescheduled the sentencing hearings of the only two other defendants jurors convicted of the conspiracy. Reputed mob associate Gary Battaligni is set to be sentenced on July 12. Alleged soldier Damion Canalichio will follow four days later, on July 16. 

Reputed mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi and his nephew and alleged capo, George "Georgie" Borgesi, are still on track for an October retrial after the jury deadlocked on the conspiracy charge against them.

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