In March, Calabrese told Klein about the violin, and Klein agreed to travel to Illinois to meet with the two undisclosed associates of the mobster, the charges allege. On March 7, Calabrese allegedly passed Klein a handwritten note through the food slot in Calabrese's cell -- a note that listed several questions for one of the associates and the location of the violin.The violin would not be the first time Calabrese had hidden something inside his residence. Investigators found more than $1 million in cash and jewels hidden in the walls of his suburban Chicago home.
Klein allegedly met the two associates in Barrington in April to discuss finding the violin, and Klein made an appointment to visit the house with a real estate agent. It is not clear from the indictment whether Klein and the others kept the appointment or made the search, but Klein allegedly called the real estate agent to set up a viewing. The house sold in April for $285,000.
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