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Mafia Takes Over FirstPlus Financial, Drains it Into Bankruptcy

Posted by William Byrnes on September 21, 2014

International Financial Law Prof Blog.

According to court documents and evidence introduced at the trial of his coconspirators, Scarfo is a made member of the Lucchese organized crime family.  In April 2007, Scarfo, Salvatore Pelullo and others devised a scheme to take over FirstPlus.  Scarfo and Pelullo used threats of economic harm to intimidate and remove the prior management and board of directors and replaced those officers with individuals beholden to Scarfo and Pelullo.   

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