Las Vegas Review-Journal Podcast Producer Reed Redmond and Mob Museum VP of Exhibits and Programs Geoff Schumacher hosted a live Q&A about the history of the mob in Las Vegas.
Seemingly against the odds, Frank Cullotta is still standing — no small feat, considering he flipped on one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the history of the United States.
Part 10 of “Mobbed Up” tells the story of the murder of reputed Las Vegas enforcer for the Chicago mob Anthony Spilotro and his brother Michael.
Part 9 of “Mobbed Up” tells the story of a surprise witness during a sentencing hearing for Lawrence Neumann, a member of the “Hole in the Wall Gang.”
Part 8 of ‘Mobbed Up’ tells the story of the start of the FBI’s Strawman investigation, through electronic surveillance audio and interviews with former members of law enforcement in Kansas City.
The “Hole in the Wall Gang” earned its nickname by busting holes in walls and roofs to gain entry into homes and businesses. Such was the plan in 1981 when the crew looked to execute its most ambitious score to date.
The sixth installment of Mobbed Up recounts Harry Reid’s years on the Nevada Gaming Commission. “The mob would have destroyed Las Vegas,” Reid states on the episode.
By the mid-1970s, the Argent Corporation’s Las Vegas ‘empire’ comprised four casinos: the Fremont, the Hacienda, the Marina and, most famously, the Stardust.
This installment of “Mobbed Up” delves into the history of organized crime in Las Vegas from the 1930s up to the 1960s and sets the stage for the arrival of Frank Cullotta and Tony Spilotro in the 1970s.
The third episode of “Mobbed Up” details the path taken by reputed Las Vegas mob enforcer Tony Spilotro to become a “made” member of the Chicago Outfit.
It could have ended with a fistfight. Instead, the chance encounter between Frank Cullotta and Tony Spilotro sparked a friendship that would span decades.
Anyone who has spent time in Las Vegas has probably heard it before, and residents of Las Vegas hear the question all the time: “Was Las Vegas better off when it was run by the mob?”
Part three of the Review-Journal’s five-part podcast series “Critical Condition: Accounts from One October” is available now.