NEW YORK (CBS) -- Notorious Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino pleads guilty to an illegal gambling charge in New York City.
Merlino entered the plea Friday as part of a deal to avoid a retrial in a racketeering case.
He was accused of profiting from gambling and health insurance schemes run by organized crime families on the East Coast.
A trial in February ended in a hung jury.
Merlino's sentencing is set for September.
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