This is a family name from the Baltics of Eastern Europe. Family has been know to be involved with Mafia activity throughout the East Coast. Many family members were around during the Apalachin meeting in nearby Endicott NY. Close family attachments to the Barbara, Zicari, Guccia, and Genovese Families. Although many of the initial family members have since past away, many still have ties to the Genovese family in NY and NJ. Most of the family money comes from Real Estate and Gambling ventures. Family has been known on the East Coast to own many small businesses and real estate ventures.
Finding new ways to make money in the 21st century, the family was known to take advantage of lax due diligence by banks during the housing spike with a wave of mortgage frauds. The family found ways to use new technology to improve on old reliable illegal gambling, with customers placing bets through offshore sites via the Internet.
Born Giuseppe Maria Barbara in 1905 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Barbara immigrated to the United States in 1921 at age 16 . He was soon working as a hitman for the Buffalo crime family in their Northern Pennsylvania territory. During the 1930s, Barbara was arrested for several murders, including the 1933 murder of rival bootlegger Sam Wichner. Wichner had gone to Barbara's house for a business meeting, where Barbara allegedly strangled Wichner to death. However, as with the other murders, law enforcement never obtained enough evidence to prosecute Barbara. It is also speculated that in 1940 Barbara murdered Pittston, Pennsylvania mob boss John Sciandra in order to take over his criminal organization. He married a woman named Josephine Vivana on May 24, 1936 in Endicott, New York, and fathered three sons, Joseph Maria Jr., Peter, and Angelo, and a daughter, Angela S. This family first introduced the Supa family to organized crime