Lucchese Associate Wants More Wiretap Evidence At Trial

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 8:12 PM EST) -- A reputed associate of the Lucchese crime family asked a New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday to compel prosecutors to play the entirety of their wiretap evidence, arguing the unabridged audio will convince jurors he’s innocent of draining $12 million from a now-defunct Texas mortgage lender.

Attorneys for Salvatore Pelullo filed a motion Tuesday asking U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler to compel prosecutors to play to completion phone calls between Pelullo and his co-defendant Nicodemo Scarfo, who is also reportedly tied to the Lucchese...
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