Scarfo Jr. due in court for arraignment on fraud charges

    Nicodemo Scarfo Jr. is due in court today for an arraignment and bail hearing for the charges filed against him earlier this week.

    The son of former mob boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo, Scarfo Jr. is one of 13 charged with fraud and racketeering as part of an alleged scheme to take millions from a Texas-based financial firm. The Associated Press reports Scarfo also faces charges for violating the terms of his supervised release, which he’s serving for a previous sentence for running a gambling operation.

    Update, 5 p.m. Scarfo remains in custody without bail while most of the other defendants were granted bail, KYW reports. The judge deemed Scarfo a danger to the community after the US Attorney’s office argued the threat of a 30-year sentence could be enough to send Scarfo running.

    After his arrest, Scarfo asked for a court-lawyer; his temporary public defender says he only has $125 and can’t afford representation.

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