Anthony Gaspipe Casso, The House and The Architect

House originally belonging to Anthony Casso

This waterfront luxury home was once the property of Lucchese crime family underboss Anthony ‘Gaspipe’ Casso. It’s situated at 136 Bassett Avenue, Mill Basin, Brooklyn, New York, and it was reportedly worth in excess of $1m when it was first being constructed in the early ’90s.

136 Bassett Ave, Mill Basin

Casso hired architect Anthony Fava to help design and construct his dream 7,000-square-foot home. Upon completion however, when Fava presented the bill, Casso decided he wasn’t going to pay. Anthony Fava was murdered in September, 1991. Was this down to greed on the part of Anthony Casso? Or was it the fact that Casso thought Fava knew too much about his dealings, and feared he could become an FBI informant? Either explanation is plausible, as by this time Casso was killing at the drop of a hat. 

In January of 1993, Anthony Casso was finally tracked down and arrested whilst hiding out at a former girlfriend’s home at Waterloo Road, Mount Olive in New Jersey. He’d been on the run from authorities for 32 months, attempting to avoid capture on racketeering and murder charges.

Anthony Casso with wife Lillian

The house in Mill Basin has become quite notorious in crime circles. The next person to own it was politician, Carl Kruger – who was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of corruption in April, 2012. He has recently been released.

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2 thoughts on “Anthony Gaspipe Casso, The House and The Architect

  1. I have been reading and getting info about the mob for more than 25 years. Casso made millions his wife dies during the time he was in prison.
    Where did this money go he had to have hidden some of it or given some to his children.
    I’m always curions why no one brings up money, someone had to get some.
    Vic Amuso also had millions and he is still alive I don’t think that he would pay anything back or paid any fines.
    Just curious, if anybody has any info I would love to know.

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