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.
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.
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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