Prominent lawyer indicted in cash advance scheme.
Wheeler K. Neff walks through the Federal Building in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Neff is accused in a federal racketeering indictment with getting involved in a payday financing scheme that charged up to 700 % interest on short-term loans. (Picture: Matt Rourke, AP)
A prominent Wilmington attorney happens to be indicted in an enormous cash advance scheme that charged over 700 percent interest on loans by pretending lenders had been indigenous American tribes exempt from regulations, based on prosecutors.
Federal authorities in Pennsylvania are claiming Wilmington resident Wheeler K. Neff, 67, and Pennsylvania resident Charles M. Hallinan, 75, conspired to break the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, using the model that isвЂњrent-a-tribe avoid customer security rules that set caps on loan rates of interest in Pennsylvania along with other states, relating to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Continue reading