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

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

  1. John D.”
    Heh, the infamous “Mafiastock” (festival)…LOL.
    I would have paid real money just to watch those ,ooks running through the woods with the po-po in close pursuit.
    You guys always seem to had something going on in your state.

    Good story.

    Roll safe out there.

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