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Infiniti dealership where he works is seeing record sales

Michael Scarpaci, a reputed Gambino associate who is about to begin a 25-month sentence after being convicted of a $20 million securities scam, has reinvented himself as quite the successful car salesman.

It's not a new topic in the automotive industry -- women influence and even directly account for around 80 percent of automotive buying decisions, yet dealers still reportedly look over the woman's shoulders for a husband or father. Despite the industry's best efforts to recruit women salespeople to increase the odds of good communication, almost half of the auto dealerships in the country have no women on staff, and women only make up 8 percent of the sales force, according to the NADA. Dealers

Gap supervisors and Sears managers, watch out -- car dealerships are trying to recruit your best and brightest female employees. Asbury Automotive, a group that owns dealerships in Florida and Texas, will be hitting the mall to pass along business cards, in an effort to find women interested in making double pay for an identical number of hours. The timing is right, too -- women influence an all-time high 81 percent of all new vehicle purchases, and the dealer group is hoping that employing