A Crow Turns Stool Pigeon: NICHOLAS CARAMANDI

He fingered his Mafia boss to save his own skin. Now Philadelphia hitman NICHOLAS (The Crow) CARAMANDI tells what it's like to kill one of his best friends.

Q. You were righthand man to Philadelphia's Nicodemo ("Little Nicky") Scarfo. He has been described as the most vicious Mob boss of his generation. What was he like to work for?

A. Well, you know, if you were in good graces with him, he loves you and you love him. You understand? But you never knew from one day to the next. He'd turn on anybody, and he drew no lines when it came to killing. Most Mob bosses were not like him. The Mob is basically run the same in every city, but our "family" was unusual in that it...

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