Texas Men Get Prison In $12M Scarfo-Led Scheme

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (July 30, 2015, 8:47 PM EDT) -- Two Texas brothers convicted for their roles in a $12 million Mafia-led extortion takeover that forced a mortgage lender's bankruptcy were sentenced to prison Tuesday in federal court in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler imposed 20- and 10-year terms on William Maxwell, 56, and John Maxwell, 63,during a hearing in Camden, marking the last of sentences in a scheme prosecutors said was masterminded by Lucchese crime family member Nicodemo "Nicky" Scarfo Jr. Scarfo and another associate, Salvatore Pelullo, each received 30 year terms earlier this week.

The four men were convicted in July...

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