- NAME: Greg "The Grim Reaper" Scarpa
- OCCUPATION: Murderer, Organized Crime Boss
- BIRTH DATE: May 08, 1928
- DEATH DATE: June 04, 1994
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Rochester, Minnesota
- Full Name: Gregory Scarpa
- AKA: Gregory Scarpa Sr.
- Nickname: The Grim Reaper
- AKA: Greg Scarpa
- Nickname: The Mad Hatter
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Greg "The Grim Reaper" Scarpa was a Mafia hitman with ties to the Profaci crime family. After a bust for hijacking, he betrayed his oath to the Mafia and became an FBI informant.
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Leader Carmine "The Snake" Persico had been thrown into jail in the Commission Trial, and street boss Vic Orena wanted to take over. A bloody battle for control ensued, with Scarpa as one of the lead hitmen for Persico's faction.
After years on the streets, even Scarpa's FBI connections couldn't stop him from being charged with multiple counts of murder. In May 1993, weak from the AIDS virus,
Scarpa pleaded guilty to his crimes. He was given a lenient sentence in his fragile state, and on June 4, 1994, died in a medical prison in Rochester, Minnesota.
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