Lucchese Associates Can't Duck Fraud, Racketeering Case

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss a case against two members of the Lucchese crime family for their alleged roles in an extortionate board takeover and forced bankruptcy of a Texas mortgage lender.

In a brief order, U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler said Nicodemo Scarfo and Salvatore Pelullo had failed to prove that prosecutors withheld evidence that might have proved their innocence and violated the scope of warrants when they seized various electronic records during a May 2008 raid.

Kugler made...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. SCARFO et al

Case Number



New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

October 26, 2011

Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

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