Villanova resident thought to face U.S. research of allegations he conspired to evade usury legislation.

Villanova resident thought to face U.S. research of allegations he conspired to evade usury legislation.

A resident of the Main Line, stayed one step ahead of state laws while amassing a fortune one high-interest loan at a time in nearly two decades of payday lending, Charlie Hallinan.

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Now federal officials are planning a racketeering instance he conspired to evade usury laws, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the proceedings are secret against him, gathering evidence in an attempt to show. One of several payday lenders with who Hallinan worked, Adrian Rubin, 58, of Jenkintown, faces a jail term of 10 to 65 years after pleading bad Wednesday to racketeering costs. Continue reading Villanova resident thought to face U.S. research of allegations he conspired to evade usury legislation.