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Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Domenico Scarfo (born March 8, 1929) is a member of the American Mafia who eventually became the Boss of the Philadelphia crime family after the death of Angelo Bruno and Phil Testa. During his criminal career, Scarfo was by some accounts arrogant, nepotistic and full of avarice.[citation needed] Scarfo orchestrated a particularly ruthless regime and ordered over a dozen murders during his time as boss. He was often described by informants as cold-hearted and…

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Ralph Natale is a former American mobster. He was the leader of the Philadelphia crime family from 1995 until 1999, when he became the first American Mafia boss to turn state's evidence.[1][2] Described by himself as a friend of former Philadelphia boss Angelo Bruno, Natale's mob association began when he became boss of the Bartenders Union Local 170, allegedly running it on Bruno's behalf.[3] In 1979, Natale was convicted of firebombing a furniture store in an insurance fraud scheme and…

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Giovanni "John" Stanfa (born December 7, 1940) is the former boss of the Philadelphia crime family from 1991 to 1995. Convicted of multiple charges in 1995, Stanfa is currently serving five consecutive life sentences. Born in the Sicilian city of Caccamo, Giovanni Stanfa was the youngest of four children, two others who are said to be involved with the Mafia as well. After the Ciaculli massacre, the married Stanfa emigrated to the United States. He was the uncle of mobster Nicasio Zagone who…

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Angelo Bruno

Angelo Bruno was killed by a single gun shot blast in the back of his head while sitting in his car. He had developed many enemies by cashing in on the heroin market in Philadelphia while other families were barred from narcotic distribution. Antonio Caponigro (aka Tony Bananas) ordered the killing but was himself killed just a few weeks later in retaliation. Dollar bills were found stuffed in his mouth and anus—to symbolize greed. The Philadelphia Family went into decline after Bruno’s…

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