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Nicky Scarfo, Jr.

Nicky Scarfo, Jr., son of reputed organized crime boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, walks through a hallway to court in Philadelphia City Hall, Jan. 24, 1989. Scarfo appeared for a hearing in connection with charges he beat a woman in an elevator at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia while visiting his brother Mark Scarfo.

Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

A little over a decade ago, federal prosecutors used keystroke logging software to steal the encryption password of an alleged New Jersey mobster, Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., so they could get evidence from his computer to be used at his trial.

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