Angelo Bruno was killed by a single gun shot blast in the back of his head while sitting in his car. He had developed many enemies by cashing in on the heroin market in Philadelphia while other families were barred from narcotic distribution. Antonio Caponigro (aka Tony Bananas) ordered the killing but was himself killed just a few weeks later in retaliation. Dollar bills were found stuffed in his mouth and anus—to symbolize greed. The Philadelphia Family went into decline after Bruno’s…

Angelo Bruno was killed by a single gun shot blast in the back of his head while sitting in his car. He had developed many enemies by cashing in on the heroin market in Philadelphia while other families were barred from narcotic distribution. Antonio Caponigro (aka Tony Bananas) ordered the killing but was himself killed just a few weeks later in retaliation. Dollar bills were found stuffed in his mouth and anus—to symbolize greed. The Philadelphia Family went into decline after Bruno’s…

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ANGELO BRUNO    May 21, 1910  Death: Mar. 21, 1980  Philadelphia  Philadelphia County  Pennsylvania, USA    Organized Crime Figure. He joined the Philadelphia Organized Crime Family in the 1930s and took control of the Family from Antonio Pollina in 1959

ANGELO BRUNO May 21, 1910 Death: Mar. 21, 1980 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Organized Crime Figure. He joined the Philadelphia Organized Crime Family in the 1930s and took control of the Family from Antonio Pollina in 1959

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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.

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.

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Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Domenico Scarfo (born March 8, 1929) is 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 by some accounts arrogant, nepotistic and full of avarice.[citation needed] Scarfo orchestrated a particularly ruthless regime and ordered over a dozen murders during his time as boss. He was often described by informants as cold-hearted and…

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Domenico Scarfo (born March 8, 1929) is 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 by some accounts arrogant, nepotistic and full of avarice.[citation needed] Scarfo orchestrated a particularly ruthless regime and ordered over a dozen murders during his time as boss. He was often described by informants as cold-hearted and…

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Angelo Bruno victim

Angelo Bruno victim

Scarfo, a long-time soldier, rose to prominence soon after the assassination of mob boss Angelo Bruno in 1980.

Scarfo, a long-time soldier, rose to prominence soon after the assassination of mob boss Angelo Bruno in 1980.

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