U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno for the second time in a month has delayed the sentencing of reputed Philadelphia Mafia underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino. He was scheduled to be sentenced on charges of racketeering conspiracy on Wednesday. Lawyers for the 63 year old mobster believe he deserves to be sentenced to less then six years after being convicted in the latest marathon Philly Mafia trial that ended in mixed verdicts. Prosecutors have yet to file an official sentencing memo but with the long criminal history of Massimino they are expected to argue for a sentence of more then a decade in prison. A sentence of that length could end up being a death sentence for Massimino. Massimino is now set to be sentenced on July 11.
Sentencing was also rescheduled by Robreno for mob associate Gary Battaligni and alleged mob soldier Damion Canalichio the two other defendants that were convicted along with Massimino on conspiracy charges. Battaligni is now set to be sentenced on July 12 and Canalichio on July 16. Reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and alleged mob capo George Borgesi are on track for their upcoming retrial in October for conspiracy charges which the previous trial jury was deadlocked on.