CORRECTED: Accountant Cops Plea In Mafia Takeover Of Texas Lender

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania accountant on Thursday pled guilty to a conspiracy to commit fraud charge in New Jersey federal court tied to his role in the allegedly extortionate takeover of FirstPlus Financial Group Inc., a Texas-based mortgage lender federal prosecutors say was bankrupted by members of the Lucchese organized crime family.

Howard A. Drossner, a cofounder of the Elkins Park, Pa.-based accounting firm Siegal and Drossner PC, pled guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with an October 2011 indictment accusing Lucchese...
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