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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA
I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Will FirstPlus Financial Group be part of Paulson's bailout?
Daidone pleads guilty to probation violation
By George Anastasia
Inquirer Staff Writer
Mob associate Daniel Daidone, who served nearly three years in prison for his role in a Camden City corruption case, pleaded guilty yesterday to violating the terms of his supervised release by associating with convicted felons.
Daidone, who was released from prison in July 2006, could be sent back to jail for up to two years when he is sentenced on July 22.
His illegal contacts surfaced during a multistate FBI financial fraud investigation that has targeted FirstPlus Financial Group, a Texas company with alleged ties to Salvatore Pelullo, an Elkins Park businessman with two fraud convictions, and mobster Nicodemo S. Scarfo.
Scarfo, son of jailed Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo D. "Little Nicky" Scarfo, has convictions for bookmaking and racketeering.
Daidone worked for a FirstPlus subsidiary in the Philadelphia area and, according to the complaint against him, met with Scarfo and Pelullo on numerous occasions without reporting those contacts to his probation officer.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven D'Aguanno declined to comment about the FirstPlus investigation but confirmed that Daidone's supervised-release violations stem in part from that probe.