On one, Massimino rants at a caller, ostensibly over unpaid debts: "I'm gonna come and get you, you got that?"
Prosecutors say Ligambi, 73, and Massimino, 62, are the ranking leaders of a crime network that controlled illegal sports betting, loan-sharking, and extortion across the region. Defense lawyers say the case is weak, built on the word of untrustworthy informants and criminals who cooperated with the government to save themselves.
Before Friday, almost all of the jury requests focused on evidence against the other defendants in the case: Ligambi's nephew and onetime reputed consigliere, George "Georgie" Borgesi; alleged captains Anthony "Ant" Staino and Joseph "Scoops" Licata; Damion "Dame" Canalichio, described as a soldier; and alleged mob associate Gary Battaglini.
The jurors also asked for evidence related to JMA, a firm that Ligambi, Massimino, and Staino formed in 2001 to rent video-poker machines for use in bars and other establishments. Defense lawyers say the business was legal and legitimate.
Prosecutors said JMA was a bid by the trio to cover their tracks after using strong-arm tactics and threats of violence to wrest the video-game market from a long-standing local vending machine and game company.
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