Nicodemo Domenico "Little Nicky" Scarfo (March 8, 1929 – January 13, 2017) was a member of the American Mafia who eventually became the Boss of the Philadelphia crime family after the death of Angelo Bruno, the Docile Don, and Phil Testa. During his criminal career, Scarfo was described by some as psychotic, cruel and vicious. Those who knew him would later testify that Scarfo would mark a person for death for the slightest sign of disrespect. This was the case in the murder of Vincent Falcone who criticized cement work completed by a company Scarfo owned. Scarfo’s unhinged personality and volatile temper ultimately lead to his downfall as associates and made members of his family lined up to testify against him.
Philip Leonetti Mafia Documentary Nephew of Little Nicky Scarfo Mob Boss of the Philadelphia Crime Family. Philip "Crazy Phil" Leonetti is a former gangster and made member of the mafia, Leonetti is current author who became the underboss of the Philadelphia crime family under his mentor, uncle and former boss, Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, before becoming a government informant/rat/snitch in 1989 facing a lengthy sentencing of 45 years. Leonetti didnt even like his nickname "crazy phil" and wanted to do something about changing it, when he confronted his Uncle Little Nicky he responded Are you crazy? Many mobsters would die to have a nickname like that and so it stayed... At the time, he was the highest-ranking member of the American Mafia to break his blood oath and turn informer. His criminal record includes racketeering charges and ten murders. Little Nicky Scarfo personally groomed Crazy Phil on adaily basis to become a violent and cunning gangster and mobster for the Philedelphia Crime Family, Scarfo took a fatherly role with Phil early on and taught him the ways of the American Mafia. In 1979, Nicky Scarfo ordered his nephew to murder Vincent Falcone, a criminal associate who had been underestimating Scarfo's power within the crime family. Leonetti shot him twice. This would not be his first murder for Scarfo. A year later he would be initiated formerlly into the mafia as a soldier. By the early 1980s, Leonetti was already a millionaire and controlled a lucrative trade of racketeering, illegal gambling, loan sharking, extortion and skimming from the Atlantic City casinos. A war within the family was also brewing as short reigned boss Philip Testa was killed by a nail bomb at his home in 1981, and so Scarfo began the war as he seized the top position for himself and promoted Leonetti as his underboss. After the four year Philly war ended, over 30+ mobsters and gangsters were killed. With improved federal rico, and racketeering laws in place, and with the help of Philadelphia crime family informants Tommy Del and Nicholas Caramandi, most members received harsh prison sentences. Crazy Phil Leonetti received 45 years for 10 murders and racketeering while his uncle was given 55 years, both of them in federal prisons. In a last bid to save himself and his family, he agreed to testify against his uncle Nicky Scarfo which also secured the convictions of 48 other members. After 5 years of prison, he went into hiding. Scarfo Crime Family Angelo Bruno Crime Family Philadelphia Crime Family New Jersey Crime Family Subscribe & More Videos: https://goo.gl/ReURdQ Thank for watching, Please Like Share And SUBSCRIBE!!! #philadelphiamafiabiography, #philipcrazyphilleonetti
1984 News report of Nicky Scarfo prison release and Philadelphia Mafia war
June 22, 1982 testimony by Nicky 'Little Nicky' Scarfo to the Senate Congressional subcommittee investigating the mob in Philadelphia. Alongside Scarfo is his attorney Bobby Simone who passed away on July 10, 2007. Nick Scarfo passed away on January 13, 2017.
#PHILLYMOBBBOSS NICKY SCARFO PLEADING THE 5th and at this time it was before all the lying rats had him put away
Philadelphia 'Mob Talk' - The Decline Of Nicky Scarfo "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
History and rise and fall of Nicodemo "Nicky " Scarfo