Harry Claiborne — the Nevada judge who stood up to prosecutors fighting the mob — was charged with bribery and filing false tax returns, and was the first federal judge to be impeached by the House.
Newton wound up suing NBC for libel, and even tied his nemesis, Johnny Carson, into what became a decade-long litigation after a news report by Brian Ross.
Nevada Governor Robert List was embarking on one of the most critical tasks in the history of the state — breaking the mob’s grip on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson, two of the biggest stars in the entertainment world, both set their sights on buying the Aladdin after regulators stripped the resort’s owners of their gaming licenses.
State gaming control agents were on the Las Vegas Strip preparing to take unprecedented enforcement action to shut down the casino of the mob-ridden Aladdin Hotel.
Jimmy Hoffa and his friends in the mob played a big role in developing Las Vegas through their control over the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund, and the millions of dollars in loans it extended to casinos.
The Detroit mob’s hold on the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas
In the shadow of 9/11, some found a path into law enforcement. Others remained on course, but with a renewed sense of service for their country.
Even after 20 years, 9/11 seems like yesterday to Frank Pizarro. Then a New York City firefighter, Pizarro was among the first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center as fire, smoke and ash filled the city streets and skies.
Tupac Shakur’s swinging hard in the final footage captured of him alive. It’s Sept. 7, 1996. Security cameras see Shakur departing the MGM Grand in an adrenalized, get-the-hell-out-my-way strut. And that’s the last we ever see of him alive.
“I knew at that moment, this was going to change my life forever. I’ll never forget how the country came together,” Nevada Army Guard 1st Sgt. Larry Harlan said.
With a donor’s help, Las Vegas police sent a Texas lab a tiny amount of DNA from a 1989 murder case. “We were at the wall,” a detective said. “This was our last shot.”
“The Mesquite Police Department’s attempt to misrepresent what happened to her for their own political gain demonstrates a misogynistic culture,” said the city’s former attorney.
Thousands have died from COVID-19 in Nevada. The victims came from all walks of life, ranging in age from as young as 8 to 106. Among them were doctors, nurses, educators and war veterans. These are some of their stories.