4 Levittown brothers accused in $70-million coin scam

There are 20 comments on the Nov 25, 2008, Newsday story titled 4 Levittown brothers accused in $70-million coin scam. In it, Newsday reports that:

Four brothers from Levittown masterminded a boiler room scam that robbed millions of dollars from elderly victims, federal authorities said yesterday.

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lynn

Stony Brook, NY

#24 Nov 25, 2008
I hope that the Judge who gets this case does to them what they did to their victims. In these difficult times con men are going to show up everywhere. Law enforcement needs to shut them down with severe punishment.
How about 1 day in Jail for every penny swindled?
Glen A Pearce

Winnipeg, Canada

#25 Nov 25, 2008
I'm absolutely baffled how these
scams are able to succeed. Rather
than being overly trusting I find
that most people who are loosing
(or never had) the abliity to think
clearly are so paranoid they believe
you can determine their social
security or credit card number
just by knowing their shoe size,
their ZIP/Postal code and their
favourite color. Cause we all
know those numbers are assigned by
running those 3 things through a
special mathamatical formula that
all the bad guys have already
stolen from the government...-_-
Jim Resseque

Stony Point, NY

#26 Nov 25, 2008
Nail those bastards to the wall.
Anonymous

Mamaroneck, NY

#27 Nov 26, 2008
Lindenhurst wrote:
Was that the "jewelry store" on Wellwood next to the crappy bagel place?
No its not a jewelry store. it was located on montauk highway right next to the blind spot near a mexican restaurant...
Ron

Southold, NY

#28 Nov 26, 2008
Pat wrote:
Italians ripping people off? Nahhh...what a shock.
Let me guess: they're all fat?
ITALOPIANS are disgraceful.

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#29 Nov 26, 2008
investing in coins??? yesh!

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#30 Nov 26, 2008
hey, one of these romanos was an all american Lax player. Intriguing...ya see where Lax takes you? fastest growing sport that certain to lead to white collar crime
So Sad

AOL

#31 Nov 26, 2008
I find it so sad that these guys felt the need to scam innocent people out of their hard earned $ just to fatten their pockets. This country has been in a ego driven state for so long that ppl are becoming numb to it. The rich get richer and the poor lose everything in the process. Get a grip people! Stop trying to compete with the Jones'...you will never catch up and you will lose so much more in the process!!!
Adrian320

Omaha, NE

#32 Nov 26, 2008
i just hope that they look at each one individually and not as a whole, some of these employees may not have known what they were really getting themselves into, most bosses want their employees to remain in the dark. their are other companies doing much more damage to our economy and not even getting recognized for their part.
So Sad

AOL

#34 Nov 28, 2008
Tony wrote:
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4 brothers all working in the same shop and you think that perhaps they all didn't know what was going on? Yeah ok....whatever. That's funny.
Next thing you'll be telling us that the mafia deosn't exist and that John Gotti Jr. is a saint.
The 4 brothers DO NOT work at the same shop, read the article again. They had 2 shops and were estranged. Also, the other post said that the EMPLOYEES might not have know what was going on. Of course the brothers did, they master minded the whole thing. Most employees are not privy to 100% of the inside business information.
Adrian320

Omaha, NE

#35 Nov 28, 2008
So Sad wrote:
<quoted text>
The 4 brothers DO NOT work at the same shop, read the article again. They had 2 shops and were estranged. Also, the other post said that the EMPLOYEES might not have know what was going on. Of course the brothers did, they master minded the whole thing. Most employees are not privy to 100% of the inside business information.
EXACTLY!!! Thank you, as I previously thought anyway, these are supposed to be our opinions and I hope for the other guy that questioned mine that his employer ALWAYS is honest with him too.
Adrian320

Omaha, NE

#36 Nov 28, 2008
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
4 brothers all working in the same shop and you think that perhaps they all didn't know what was going on? Yeah ok....whatever. That's funny.
Next thing you'll be telling us that the mafia deosn't exist and that John Gotti Jr. is a saint.
i didn't say that the "brothers" didn't know what was going on and I am pretty sure they did, I am only looking at the employees of each company, I would say that most of them wanted a job and did what they were told to do like most of us who want to earn incomes to support our families. wouldn't you??? like most sayings are said, the boss is always right?!?!?!?!?!
Anonymous

Mamaroneck, NY

#37 Dec 1, 2008
mister hard driver wrote:
its sad to see brothers breaking apart. put them all in the same cell for 20 years.
Its not sad at all. They werent even that close to begin with. Plus, what's sad is how much $ they stole from those poor people. They should definitely get more than 5 years with no parole. Who's to say they won't pull this kind of thing again. They're pros...
Mince words

Selden, NY

#38 Dec 1, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
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Its not sad at all. They werent even that close to begin with. Plus, what's sad is how much $ they stole from those poor people. They should definitely get more than 5 years with no parole. Who's to say they won't pull this kind of thing again. They're pros...
Maybe they could all share one cell?
mister hard driver

New Hyde Park, NY

#39 Dec 1, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Its not sad at all. They werent even that close to begin with. Plus, what's sad is how much $ they stole from those poor people. They should definitely get more than 5 years with no parole. Who's to say they won't pull this kind of thing again. They're pros...
it was really sarcasm

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#40 Dec 1, 2008
mister hard driver wrote:
<quoted text>
it was really sarcasm
don't ya just hate explaining punchlines???
Not Compassionate

Stony Brook, NY

#41 Dec 1, 2008
These chicken littles had to go for old people....what low lives! Hope they all get what they deserve.
Vernon

United States

#42 Dec 2, 2008
This might be a pretty good story, but I can't really tell as your blue box with links to other areas covers part of the text of the story.
Dinky

Bridgeport, CT

#43 Dec 5, 2008
roger43 wrote:
hey, one of these romanos was an all american Lax player. Intriguing...ya see where Lax takes you? fastest growing sport that certain to lead to white collar crime
None of the brothers were on a Sports team get your facts straight.....
Frank

New York, NY

#44 Dec 5, 2008
Dinky wrote:
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None of the brothers were on a Sports team get your facts straight.....
they're each your typical Italian man: FAT

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