this day in crime history: november 14, 1957

On this date in 1957, New York State Police in Apalachin, NY interrupted a meeting of about 100 mafia luminaries from the US, Canada, and Italy. The meeting was held at the home of Joseph “Joe the Barber” Barbara, boss of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA mob family. Over 60 of the attendees were detained by police, with an estimated 40 more fleeing into the woods.

Further reading:

Apalachin, NY

Gangsters, Inc. – Mob Meeting at Apalachin: The Big Barbeque

Wikipedia – Apalachin Meeting

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3 thoughts on “this day in crime history: november 14, 1957

  1. John D.:
    I LOVE this story about the “:mob-haven” in NY state.
    I don’t think any such meeting of ANY number of mobsters (since) can claim this particular claim to “fame”…

    Who would have KNOWN that Scranton Wilkes-Barre had a “crime boss”…and in THOSE days?
    Would loved to see those boys scatter…lol.

    Excellent story.

    Stay safe out there.

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