Magazine article Insight on the News

Make an Offer They Can't Refuse. (Nation in Brief)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Make an Offer They Can't Refuse. (Nation in Brief)

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Here's a nice piece of property: 42 acres with an old 11-room stone house, a summer house and a four-car garage, all tucked away in the picturesque highlands near Binghamton, N.Y. Oh, and there's a barbecue pit. A fairly famous one, actually.

Steaks were grilling on that pit in November 1957 for some 60 senior members of the mob--folks such as Joseph Bonanno, Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, Carmine Galante, Joseph Profaci and Santo Trafficante, an international roster of known or suspected crime bosses--when a couple of nosy state troopers and some agents from the federal Alcohol Tax Unit arrived to interrupt the legendary "Appalachian Summit."

According to a report in the New York Times, the rural home formerly owned by Joseph Barbara Sr. is expected to go for at least $400,000 in an auction taking place as INSIGHT goes to press. Barbara had been arrested on murder charges a couple of times, but his only conviction was for illegal acquisition of sugar. …

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