Nicodemo Scarfo

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Nicodemo Scarfo
Nicky Scarfo.jpg
FBI surveillance photograph of Nicky Scarfo
Born(1929-03-08)March 8, 1929
Brooklyn, New York, United States
DiedJanuary 15, 2017(2017-01-15) (aged 87)
Federal Medical Center, Butner, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Other namesLittle Nicky
Known forBoss of the Philadelphia crime family
Spouse(s)(first wife - unknown), Domenica Scarfo
ChildrenChristopher Scarfo
Nicodemo Salvatore Scarfo Jr
Mark Scarfo
FamilyPhil 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.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "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.
  2. "Nicodemo - Little Nicky - Scarfo". La Cosa Nostra Database. LCNDB. Retrieved 10 March 2016.