A reputed ranking member of the Philadelphia mob has agreed to forgo a retrial on racketeering charges and plead guilty.
Anthony "Ant" Staino will plead guilty Thursday to racketeering conspiracy and an illegal gambling count, according to his lawyer, Gregory Pagano.
Staino, 55, was awaiting sentencing after being convicted in February on two counts of loan-sharking. But after a marathon trial against the alleged local mob leaders, jurors acquitted him on 24 other counts and deadlocked on the most serious charge, racketeering conspiracy, against him, reputed mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi, and reputed captain George "Georgie" Borgesi.
Ligambi and Borgesi were not convicted on any charges and are scheduled to be retried in the fall.