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Bufalino crime family, also known as the Pittston crime family, or the Scranton Wilkes-Barre family were a crime family operating in Northeastern Pennsylvania cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Pittston.

Apalachin Meeting

In 1957, Joseph Barbara held a Mafia Commission meeting at his Apalachin home. The meeting was attended by about 100 Mafia heads from the U. S., Canada and Italy. A raid by New York State Police caught many heads of families or their deputies. However, the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed many of the cases on legal technicalities.


1. Tommaso Petto (1900 - 1903) = Murdered. 2. Stefano LaTorre (1903 - 1908) = Stepped down. 3. Santo Volpe (1908 - 1933) = Retired crime. 4. Giacomo "John" Scia (1933 - 1944) - Murdered. 5. Giuseppe "Joe the Barber" Barbara, Sr. (1944 - 1959) Died due to age. 6. Rosario Alberto "Russell" Bufalino (1959 - 1994) Died due to age. 7. William "Big Billy" D'Elia (1994 - 2008)


1. James Osticco — served as Underboss to Russell Bufalino.


1. Anthony F. Guarnieri — former caporegime.


1. Anthony J. Musco — former soldier, he was active in Binghamton, New York. 2. Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran — former soldier 3. Francesco "Fucile" Diblasi -former soldier, 4. Gioacchino Jack "the Dandy" Parisi-former soldier and Murder Inc assocaite

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