No bail for Scarfo and more charges for Weston

    It’s another day in court for two familiar names.

    First up is Linda Ann Weston. She and her three co-defendants are due in court today for a preliminary hearing for the alleged kidnapping scheme uncovered when four adults were found chained in a Tacony basement. Weston, Gregory Thomas, Jean McIntosh and Eddie Wright face kidnapping, conspiracy and other charges. Update, 12:55 p.m. Weston now faces additional charges dating as far back as 2002, and prosecutors allege the accused ringleader could have dozens of victims.

    And then there’s Nicodemo “Junior” Scarfo. The son of imprisoned mob boss Nicky Scarfo will argue today that he’s being unfairly denied bail while 11 others have been released on bail for the charges that they ran a fraud scheme at a Texas-based mortgage company. Update, 12:55 p.m. Scarfo lost his bid for bail. According to the Associated Press, a federal judge has deemed Scarfo a danger to the community after lawyers argued Scarfo used the family name to perpetuate crime.


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