Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Scarfo Family's Troubled History Now Part Of FirstPlus Trial
Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering Philadelphia-South Jersey mob trials for Bigtrail.net.
He was nearly killed in one of the most infamous gangland shootings in the violent history of the Philadelphia mob.
His older brother has changed his name to get out from under the family stigma.
A younger brother tried to commit suicide for the same reason and has been comatose for 25 years.
That's part of the depressing personal history of Nicodemo S. Scarfo, a story that has made its way into testimony in the now seven-week old racketeering and fraud trial playing out in federal district court in Camden.
Scarfo, 47, is the lead defendant in the case. He and Salvatore Pelullo, a 45-year-old Mafia wannabe, are charged with orchestrating the secret takeover of a Texas mortgage company in 2007 and then ripping it off to the tune of $12 million.
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