Civella, Carl "Cork" (1910-1994)

Born Kansas City, MO, Jan. 28, 1910.

Died Kansas City, MO, Oct. 2, 1994.

Nick Civella's brother and Anthony Civella's father, Carl "the Cork" took over day to day activities of the Kansas City underworld as his brother Nick faced increased scrutiny from law enforcement in the mid-1970s.

Carl became full boss upon his brother Nick's death. He did not last long in the post, as he was sent off to a 10- to 30-year sentence in prison in September of 1984. Another 10-year sentence was immediately added through another matter.

Carl died in 1994, while his son Anthony was behind bars.

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