FBI surveillance photograph of Nicky Scarfo
|Born||March 8, 1929|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Died||January 15, 2017 (aged 87)|
Federal Medical Center, Butner, North Carolina
|Other names||Little Nicky|
|Known for||Boss of the Philadelphia crime family|
|Spouse(s)||(first wife - unknown), Domenica Scarfo|
|Children||Christopher Scarfo |
Nicodemo Salvatore Scarfo Jr
|Family||Phil Scarfo (father) |
Catherine Piccolo (mother)
Nicholas Piccolo (uncle)
Joseph Piccolo (uncle)
Michael Piccolo (uncle)
Nancy Leonetti (sister)
Phillip Leonetti (nephew)
Joseph J. "The Shark" Scarfo (cousin)
Nicodemo Domenico "Little Nicky" Scarfo (March 8, 1929 – January 15, 2017) was 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 described by some as psychotic, cruel and vicious. From many accounts of his former criminal associates who testified against him, he would want to murder someone if he was shown the slightest bit of disrespect or even if he was stared at.
References[change | change source]
- "On the anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, a look at history's most fearsome mob bosses". Nicholas Parco. The New York Daily News. February 14, 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "Nicodemo - Little Nicky - Scarfo". La Cosa Nostra Database. LCNDB. Retrieved 10 March 2016.