Mob Figures in Jail, Boss Wants Out

Judge revokes bail for two Philly mob figures, but Ligambi bail hearing

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    Feb. 6, 2013: Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi's attorney, Ed Jacobs, plans to ask for a bail hearing for the reputed mob boss.

    A judge revoked bail for two Philadelphia mob figures after a split verdict in a racketeering case.

    But reputed boss Joseph "Uncle Joe'' Ligambi wants out of prison after the jury deadlocked Tuesday on his role in the gambling and loansharking enterprise, and acquitted him of other counts.

    The 73-year-old Ligambi has spent two years in custody awaiting trial. He'll spend at least another night waiting for a bail hearing to be set.

    His nephew, George Borgesi, has a bail hearing Wednesday afternoon.

    The jury also deadlocked on Borgesi's racketeering count and acquitted him of other counts.

    A federal judge on Wednesday revoked bail for reputed mob capo Anthony "Ant'' Staino, convicted of loansharking, and mob associate Gary Battaglini, convicted of racketeering.

    Prosecutors have not announced if they'll retry the unresolved counts.