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May 4, 2001 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tough, head shaven and defiantly mute about his career as an arsonist and drug dealer, Ralph Natale emerged from 16 years in prison with the perfect, old-school pedigree to return the Philadelphia mob to its days of criminal glory. Released on parole in 1994, the new boss lectured his young capos and street soldiers as he ordered them to kill. He wanted to instill an army's iron discipline.
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May 4, 2001 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tough, head shaven and defiantly mute about his career as an arsonist and drug dealer, Ralph Natale emerged from 16 years in prison with the perfect, old-school pedigree to return the Philadelphia mob to its days of criminal glory. Released on parole in 1994, the new boss lectured his young capos and street soldiers as he ordered them to kill. He wanted to instill an army's iron discipline.
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December 13, 1987 | United Press International
Reputed mob boss Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo and four associates were acquitted Saturday by a federal jury of charges that they had conspired to take over a multimillion-dollar drug ring. People in the courtroom burst into applause as the jury foreman read a verdict of "not guilty" on each of five counts against Scarfo, the alleged leader of the mob in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J. The four men and eight women jurors deliberated seven hours in two days before announcing the verdict.
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November 22, 1995 | Associated Press
The head of the Philadelphia mob was convicted Tuesday of murdering his rivals and running extortion schemes and rackets in his day-to-day business. John Stanfa, 54, stared straight ahead as the forewoman pronounced his guilt on all 10 counts, including murder, attempted murder, kidnaping, illegal gambling operations and other charges.
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November 22, 1995 | Associated Press
The head of the Philadelphia mob was convicted Tuesday of murdering his rivals and running extortion schemes and rackets in his day-to-day business. John Stanfa, 54, stared straight ahead as the forewoman pronounced his guilt on all 10 counts, including murder, attempted murder, kidnaping, illegal gambling operations and other charges.
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December 13, 1987 | United Press International
Reputed mob boss Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo and four associates were acquitted Saturday by a federal jury of charges that they had conspired to take over a multimillion-dollar drug ring. People in the courtroom burst into applause as the jury foreman read a verdict of "not guilty" on each of five counts against Scarfo, the alleged leader of the mob in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J. The four men and eight women jurors deliberated seven hours in two days before announcing the verdict.
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