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Leroy Antonio "Nicky" Barnes (born October 15, 1933) is a former drug lord and crime boss, who led the notorious African-American criminal organization known as The Council, which controlled the heroin trade in Harlem, New York during the 1970s. In 2007 he released a book, ￢ﾀﾜMr. Untouchable,￢ﾀﾝ written with Tom Folsom and documentary DVD of the same name about his life. In the 2007 film American Gangster Barnes is portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. .
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