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May 12, 1989
Mob boss Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo was sentenced to a maximum 55 years in federal prison and fined $500,000 in a racketeering conspiracy that included 13 murders and attempted killings. He was described by the government as "a remorseless and profoundly evil man." Scarfo, 59, and 16 other members of his Philadelphia-southern New Jersey Mafia gang were convicted last November. The government said Scarfo ran the mob from his home in Atlantic City, N.J., and was "the leader of one of the most important and powerful" of 24 Mafia families in the country.
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December 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
A union representing Atlantic City casino workers is controlled through mob killing, extortion, embezzlement and bribery, the Justice Department said in court papers filed today. U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh said at a morning news conference that the local has been controlled for 20 years by the Bruno-Scarfo organized-crime family, which controls Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.
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August 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Former City Councilman Leland Beloff, convicted of conspiring with a reputed mob boss to extort $1 million from a waterfront developer, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison and fined $150,000. "He committed the worst kind of breach of public trust. He sold his office and attempted to make City Council a branch of the local Mafia," Chief U.S. Judge John Fullam said.
NEWS
May 12, 1989
Mob boss Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo was sentenced to a maximum 55 years in federal prison and fined $500,000 in a racketeering conspiracy that included 13 murders and attempted killings. He was described by the government as "a remorseless and profoundly evil man." Scarfo, 59, and 16 other members of his Philadelphia-southern New Jersey Mafia gang were convicted last November. The government said Scarfo ran the mob from his home in Atlantic City, N.J., and was "the leader of one of the most important and powerful" of 24 Mafia families in the country.
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May 10, 1988 | Associated Press
A jury today acquitted reputed mob boss Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo and eight associates on all charges in the 1984 slaying of gang rival Salvatore Testa. Scarfo raised his right hand in a near salute and grinned at the jury as it returned the verdicts. Spectators in the packed courtroom cheered and shouted. Scarfo, 59, and the eight other defendants were being tried for the Sept. 14, 1984, murder of Testa. Scarfo faces charges in two other murders.
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November 4, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo, the reputed underworld boss of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, and his top aides were arrested Monday in an operation that authorities said was aimed at dismantling his crime family. Scarfo, 57, was arrested in a raid at his girlfriend's apartment. His 17 top aides, including his nephew, Philip (Crazy Phil) Leonetti, 33, an alleged mob enforcer, were taken into custody at various locations in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
A union representing Atlantic City casino workers is controlled through mob killing, extortion, embezzlement and bribery, the Justice Department said in court papers filed today. U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh said at a morning news conference that the local has been controlled for 20 years by the Bruno-Scarfo organized-crime family, which controls Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.
NEWS
August 5, 1987 | United Press International
Reputed organized crime boss Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo, a former city councilman and his top aide were given stiff sentences today for an extortion plot that a judge said "attempted to make city government a branch of the mob." U.S. District Judge John P. Fullam surprised even the prosecutors when he sentenced ex-Councilman Leland Beloff to 10 years in federal prison, aide Robert Rego to 8 and Scarfo, reputed Philadelphia-Atlantic City mob kingpin, to 14.
NEWS
May 10, 1988 | Associated Press
A jury today acquitted reputed mob boss Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo and eight associates on all charges in the 1984 slaying of gang rival Salvatore Testa. Scarfo raised his right hand in a near salute and grinned at the jury as it returned the verdicts. Spectators in the packed courtroom cheered and shouted. Scarfo, 59, and the eight other defendants were being tried for the Sept. 14, 1984, murder of Testa. Scarfo faces charges in two other murders.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Former City Councilman Leland Beloff, convicted of conspiring with a reputed mob boss to extort $1 million from a waterfront developer, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison and fined $150,000. "He committed the worst kind of breach of public trust. He sold his office and attempted to make City Council a branch of the local Mafia," Chief U.S. Judge John Fullam said.
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November 4, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo, the reputed underworld boss of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, and his top aides were arrested Monday in an operation that authorities said was aimed at dismantling his crime family. Scarfo, 57, was arrested in a raid at his girlfriend's apartment. His 17 top aides, including his nephew, Philip (Crazy Phil) Leonetti, 33, an alleged mob enforcer, were taken into custody at various locations in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
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