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K.C. Mafia ’84 Hit Parade Marks Anniversary, Willie the Rat’s Wrath Felt

The famous Kanas City mob tandem of Anthony (Tiger) Cardarella and Felix (Little Phil) Ferina, a pair of longtime Missouri racketeers and a reputed two-man execution team for K.C. mafia boss Nick Civella, were both killed in the same seven-month span in 1984, victims of an early-tenure “housecleaning” by Civella’s successor William (Willie the Rat)