Lucchese mobster Nicky Scarfo awaits trial as wife and cousin plead guilty to FirstPlus Scam


Nicodemo Scarfo Jr the son of former Philadelphia mafia boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo is headed to trial in October but his wife and cousin are not as they have pleaded guilty for their parts in th FirstPlus Financial scheme. Nicky Jr was part of a scam that attempted to siphon over $12 million dollars from the Texas based FirstPlus Financial Group Inc. His wife Lisa Marie Scarfo plead guilty to mortgage fraud using money obtained from the FirstPlus takeover , she now faces up to five years in prison. John Parisi pleaded guilty and admitted that he conspired to defraud the financial group along with his cousin Nicky Scarfo and he faces up to five years in prison. Authorities claim the group headed by Scarfo used intimidation to take over the company back in 2007 and then used shell companies to steal proceeds.


“Nicky Scarfo Jr”


Back in 1989 the younger Scarfo was shot eight times as he was having dinner at Dante’s& Luigi’s Restaurant in South Philly in what was considered an attempted mob hit. With little protection left in the Philadelphia mafia after his father was convicted he relocated to New Jersey and as a favor to his father was inducted as a member of the Lucchese crime family of the New York mafia at rank of soldier protecting him against any further attempts on his life. Scarfo’s father Nicky Sr and former Lucchese family boss Victor Amuso who are both currently serving life sentences were named as unindicted co-conspirators in the case.