Nicodemo S. Scarfo also known as Nicky Scarfo Jr reputed Lucchese crime family soldier has been convicted on multiple charges including racketeering conspiracy in the takeover and looting of mortgage company First Plus Financial. He was convicted along with his side kick Salvatore Pelullo who prosecutors claimed played a key role in the operation. Also convicted was the former First Plus CEO John Maxwell and his brother and lawyer William. Three other attorneys Gary McCarthy, Donald Marino, and David Adler also charged in the case were acquitted on all counts. Scarfo and the others convicted were found guilty on more then 20 seperate counts. Scarfo and Pelullo both with prior convictions on their records are facing up to 30 years in prison at sentencing.
“Nicky Scarfo Jr”
Scarfo Jr is the son of jailed Philadelphia mafia boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo. After a failed attempt on his life back in 1989 in Philadelphia his father arranged for him to become a made member of the Lucchese family of the New York mafia for his protection according to law enforcement.
He then moved to New Jersey and became an active member of the a Lucchese crew. It is believed by law enforcement that former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino was the shooter in the Scarfo Jr hit as he and his crew of young turks were looking to take control of the Philly mafia and Nicky Jr was seen as a possible proxy for his jailed father.