Monday, November 19, 2012

Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Mafia Family And The Bloody Fall Of La Cosa Nostra

The New York Daily News offers an excerpt from a new book by Philip Leonetti, the former underboss of the Philadelphia Cosa Nostra organized crime family.

Mafia Prince: Inside America’s Most Violent Mafia Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra,” is the book that came together after gangster and stone cold killer Philip Leonetti emerged from hiding to tell his story to Scott Burnstein and Christopher Graziano. Once the underboss to and the nephew of possibly the most vicious psychopath the mob has ever produced, the Philadelphia boss Nicky (Little Nicky) Scarfo, “Crazy Phil” turned and testified, sending dozens of mobsters to jail.

Now, years after leaving the federal witness protection program with a $500,000 bounty still on his head, he recalls a critical killing in 1978 from their salad days in Atlantic City, when the two murdered a mob associate that had offended Scarfo.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read a piece on Philip Leonetti by George Anastasia, the author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster, via the below link:

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