Filippo "Phil" Amari

Filippo "Phil" Amari (retired 1957) was one of the first bosses of the DeCavalcante crime family of New Jersey.

Biography

Amari is by some considered to be New Jerseys first boss, although other powerful crime figures preceded him, notably Stefano Badami. He was a big time drug dealer and racketeer who was a well known mob figure to authorities in both New Jersey and New York. He was recognized by US law enforcement to be heavily involved with labor racketeering, loansharking, extortion and narcotics activities. He was elevated to the rank of boss of the Elizabeth New Jersey family in 1955 after Stefano Badami retired, leaving Amari in control of his mob family's illegal operations. Amari had previously served as Badami's Underboss.

His time as boss of the New Jersey crime family was short lived as Amari also stepped down and retired from organized crime. Some say his retirement was due to rebellious factions operating beneath him. Nicholas Delmore took over after Amari's short stay as boss.

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