CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – A federal judge in Camden has determined that alleged mob member Nicky Scarfo, Jr. should be detained on a 25-count indictment contending he led an effort involving a dozen others to bleed a Texas-based mortgage company out of $12 million.
Judge Anne Marie Donio sided with government prosecutors who contended no bail package would keep Scarfo from breaking the law given his lengthy, and violent prior record.
Donio deemed Scarfo was a danger to the community. Most of his co-defendants have been granted bail, including his wife. Defense attorney Mike Riley argued there’s no proof his client is tied to the mob and he’s being pursued because of what Riley termed “the deeds of the father,” referring to “Little Nicky” Scarfo who’s doing life behind bars for his mob activities in the past.
This case is scheduled to go to trial in January, but most believe that schedule might be overly optimistic.
Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio