Spilotro Mistrial Declared
A federal judge today declared a mistrial in the 12-week racketeering trial of reputed mobster Anthony Spilotro and eight other defendants and set a new trial date of June 16.
The announcement came 24 hours after jurors told U.S. District Judge Lloyd George they could not reach a unanimous verdict. Spilotro, 47, who could have faced up to 85 years in prison if convicted, hugged and kissed his teen-age son outside the courtroom. He and eight others were charged with conspiracy and racketeering in connection with a burglary ring that struck Las Vegas homes and businesses in 1980 and 1981.