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1982: Russell Bufalino Sent to Prison

Our area is no stranger to alleged organized crime figures.

According to many experts our area was home to one of the most powerful underworld figures in history.

Russell Bufalino of Kingston allegedly held a spot on the infamous “Commission,” the ruling body of the mob.

Back in 1982 Bufalino was sent to federal prison.

The fear was that in Bufalino’s absence a mafia power struggle would break out right in our back yard.

Here’s a special edition of the video vault.

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