In 1941, he stood trial with his boss Lepke Buchalter, his top lieutenant Mendy Weiss, and fellow enforcer Louie Capone. Kovolick was later convicted and sent away on narcotics (heroin) peddling charges.
Philip (Little Farvel) Kovolick – aka “Phil the Stick”, “Joseph Farvel”, “Phil Koblick”, “Joseph Phillips”, and “Farvel Kovack” – was born on September 2, 1908. He was raised and operated in his youth on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
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