Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Ligambi and six others opened a second day of deliberations by asking to review some of the hundreds of tape recordings played at the trial.
The panel of seven men and five women gave no clue Wednesday to their progress, but their requests were specific. They asked to review two exhibits, hear four recordings, and get transcripts of all the other tapes played during the 10-week trial.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Labor said the government had no objection to giving jurors transcripts. Ligambi's lawyer, Edwin Jacobs, objected, arguing that transcripts are merely aids but that the tapes themselves are the evidence. If the jury wants, it can hear those tapes again in court, Jacobs noted.