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At the FirstPlus financial fraud and  racketeering trial of reputed mafia” made man”  Nicodemo S. Scarfo and alleged mob associate Salvatore Pelullo,jury deliberations are set to begin


by George Anastasia, for


After nearly six months of testimony and more than a week of detailed and grueling closing arguments, jury deliberations are set to begin in the FirstPlus Financial racketeering fraud trial of mobster Nicodemo S. Scarfo and six co-defendants.

Donald Manno, Scarfo’s former criminal defense attorney and a co-defendant in the case, completed his closing arguments this morning. Manno, who is representing himself, was the final defense attorney to address the anonymously chosen jury panel.

A rebuttal closing argument this afternoon from the prosecution completed the argument phase of the trial, setting the stage for the start of deliberations tomorrow.

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