It’ll be a tale of two Ligambis Wednesday in court, as accused mobster Joe Ligambi and his attorneys argue for bail.
Ligambi has been in jail since his May 23 arrest on racketeering and gambling charges. Defense attorneys and the prosecution have different takes about the seriousness of the charges.
Lawyers for Ligambi, as the Inquirer reports, say too much attention is being paid to his criminal background — including a guilty verdict and life sentence Ligambi had reversed in 1997. Prosecutors are taking the 1987 murder conviction seriously, and are expected to oppose Ligambi’s request for bail.
Ligambi is one of seven defendants (13 total) being held without bail.