Captured in a car near Buffalo City Hall, Sam Lagattuta was jailed beginning in January 1959. This ended thirteen months of life as a fugitive from justice. Lagattuta had been excluded from a subpoena that netted many other Apalachin attendees. These men had appeared in court on February 7, 1958. Lagattuta was also being pursued for missing tax records that weren't on file from 1946-1957.
In November 1967 a U.S. District Court in Buffalo, New York named Pasquale Natarelli as one of five men who planned 2 major jewelry robberies in Los Angeles. Although the robberies never occurred the conspiracy involved $500,000. Former North Tonawanda resident Pasquale Calabrese gave damaging testimony in the trial involving the conspirators. One defendant, Louis Sorgi, formerly lived in Buffalo.
Rosario "Roy" Carlisi was among the hoodlums rounded up by Buffalo Police in a 1967 raid on Panaro's nightclub. Given as a wedding dinner for a Tonawanda pizzeria owner, authorities believed it was actually a La Cosa Nostra promotion. Many of the attendees were pigging out in a first floor dining room. Others were sequestered in the club's basement gambling. More than fifty arrests took place.
Tonawanda is an Iroquois Indian word that translates to swift waters. It is the second novel in the in the Oak Orchard Series.
Tommy is fifteen years old and alone. A mandatory evacuation of his small Western New York village disintegrates into complete chaos and he finds himself the only survivor. The only refuge he can find is a shallow cave in the deep Tonawanda Creek Gorge.
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