Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are making their final arguments in the racketeering trial against reputed Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Ligambi and his nephew George Borgesi as reported by William Bender for the Daily News.
Although the defense team insists the Philadelphia Mafia is a relic from the past federal prosecutors brought out the photo album in a bid to show a continuing enterprise:
Murderous mob boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo alongside Ligambi and Borgesi and other made men on the beach in 1986. Borgesi smiling with mob associate-turned-informant Louis "Bent Finger Lou" Monacello in prison. The whole Philly crew at mob capo Anthony Staino's wedding in 2010.
"As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words," said Assistant U.S. Attorney John Han. "These are portraits of a crime family."