In 1959, Russell Bufalino and 19 other defendants with nicknames like “Black Jim” Colletti and “The Guv” Guarnieri stood trial before Judge Irving Kaufman of the Southern District of New York. The charges stemmed from the notorious Apalachin Meeting—the huge gathering of mobsters at a quiet farm in upstate New York disrupted by eagle-eyed state troopers suspicious of the dozens of flashy cars with out-of-state licenses visiting the tiny hamlet. ...

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