NJ Crime Family Member Gets Prison In $12M Lender Extortion

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (July 28, 2015, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A Lucchese crime family member convicted by a federal jury in New Jersey for his role in a $12 million extortion takeover that forced a Texas mortgage lender's bankruptcy was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

Nicodemo "Nicky" Scarfo Jr., 50, son of convicted Philadelphia crime boss Nicodemo D. "Little Nicky" Scarfo Sr., must also forfeit his interest in certain properties, pay restitution of $14 million, and served five-years of supervised release after his incarceration, according to the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in federal court in Camden.

"Scarfo and his crew...

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