Business: Trial of the Popes

Fortune and Anthony Pope are among Manhattan's richest men. Sons of the late Generoso Pope, who arrived from Italy with $4 and turned it into millions before he died at 59 in 1950, they have faithfully carried on their father's habit of making money. They control New York's Colonial Sand & Stone Co., which gets a lot of city contracts, and a whole spate of smaller corporations. Powerful in civic and political affairs, they own two radio stations and two foreign-language newspapers—New York's Spanish La Prensa and Il Progresso Italo-Americano, the nation's oldest and most influential Italian-language newspaper. (Another brother, Generoso...

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