Beasley Firm Sponsors Philadelphia Mob Trial Blog By George Anastasia

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The Beasley Firm sponsors BigTrial.net, featuring award-winning journalist and veteran mob reporter George Anastasia covering the criminal racketeering case against Joseph Ligambi and his associates.

Philadelphia Mob Trial Blog
we believe it is our duty as lawyers to educate the public on the inner workings of the law, and we’re proud to be on one of the new frontiers in journalism.

The Beasley Firm is proud to again sponsor a veteran journalist covering a major trial. The Philadelphia Mob Trial Blog features award-winning journalist George Anastasia doing what he’s done best for thirty-five years: covering organized (and disorganized) crime, this time from within a federal courtroom on Market Street, where reputed mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and six associates are on trial for criminal racketeering.

The Blog was inspired by the runaway success earlier in 2012 of the Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog, in which The Beasley Firm sponsored veteran journalist Ralph Cipriano’s daily dispatches from the child endangerment and conspiracy trial against Msgr. William J. Lynn, the first Catholic Archdiocese official criminally prosecuted for charges relating to covering up sex abuse within the church. That blog quickly became the go-to source both for abuse victim advocates and for defenders of the church, attracting national media coverage and more than 250,000 readers — all to read about a single trial.

Said Beasley Firm managing partner Jim Beasley, Jr., “we had a tremendously positive response to Ralph's blog, with thousands of people thanking us for taking them inside the courtroom. There are a lot of people out there yearning to know more about what really happens in our justice system, to get into the nitty-gritty of trial and to see a no-nonsense perspective on real cases, and nobody is better suited than George to put the public front-and-center in a mob trial.”

For years, George Anastasia covered the crime and Mafia beat for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and he’s the author of five books, including “The Last Gangster” (ReganBooks/Harper Collins, March 2004), a New York Times bestseller that chronicled the demise of the Philadelphia mob. He is the recipient of numerous awards for writing and reporting, including a Sigma Delta Chi from the Society of Professional Journalists, one of the premier awards in journalism.

Jim Beasley continued, “we believe it is our duty as lawyers to educate the public on the inner workings of the law, and we’re proud to be on one of the new frontiers in journalism.” The Beasley Firm plans to use this model in the future with other journalists and types of trials, hosted on the BigTrial.net site.

Since 1958 The Beasley Firm’s Philadelphia lawyers have fought for the rights of injured persons. Focusing on personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death lawsuits, The Beasley Firm’s clients have been awarded billions of dollars in compensation, including compensation for victims of crimes and terrorist attacks. In Smith v. Republic of Iraq, The Beasley Firm obtained a $104 million verdict against Republic of Iraq, al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on behalf of family members who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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