Donald R. McClarey

November 14, 1957: The Apalachin Meeting

A Mafia summit meeting was held at the home of Joseph “Joe the Barber” Barbara in Apalachin, New York on November 14, 1957.  Head of the Luciano crime family Vito Genovese  called the meeting to discuss various matters and to

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Trump and the Mob

    I expect the Democrats to highlight Trump’s well known connections to the Mafia and various independent gangsters and swindlers. Reporter David Cay Johnston outlines what is known about such contacts: These questions ate at me as I wrote about

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PopeWatch: Mafia

    Pope Francis, as did his two immediate predessors, has spoken out against the Mafia:   Pope Francis has warned Italy’s mafia they will go to hell unless they repent   and reminded them they cannot take their “blood stained

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