Stefano Badami (1904 - 1955) was the first boss of the Elizabeth crime family. Badami controlled the family from Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1937, after D'Amico went into hiding his family gained rackets in Newark, New Jersey. Badami was murdered in 1955 in a power struggle between factions of his crime family. He was succeeded as boss of the New Jersey mob by Filippo "Phil" Amari.