Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mafia Smoke, No Fire in Fraud Case, Pelullo's Lawyer Says

Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering the Pelullo and Scarfo federal fraud case for

He wasn't a gangster. He was a turnaround expert.

And if the government had just left him alone, Salvatore Pelullo would have turned FirstPlus Financial, a struggling Texas mortgage company, into a profitable business enterprise.

Do the math!

That was the message, accompanied by nearly 100 slides and a heavy mixture of passion and sarcasm, that Pelullo's lawyer, Michael Farrell delivered to a federal jury today in a highly charged summation that offered a decidedly different view of the testimony and evidence from the one presented by the prosecution during the five-month trial.

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