A jury delivered a split verdict Feb. 27, finding brothers Anthony and Chris Colombo not guilty of the most serious racketeering charges against them, according to a story by Kati Cornell of the New York Post.
Chris Colombo was found guilty only of two counts of gambling, an offense he and his attorney admitted to during the trial. Anthony Colombo was acquitted of all charges against him.
The sons of slain mob boss Joseph Colombo had been accused of racketeering and extortion. Prosecutors argued that the two men used a public perception of underworld ties to advance illegal schemes.
Related MobNews posts:
- Colombo attorney scoffs at racketeering charge 02-08-07
- Colombo had 'hook' in state prosecutor 01-29-07
- Colombo judge rules against the M-word 01-23-07
- Colombo admits gambling, denies intimidation 01-19-07
- Colombo's sons head to trial this week 01-16-07
- Colombo son objects to use of crime family name 11-30-06
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