Frank Cullotta, the former Chicago mobster who was a consultant on the movie “Casino,” has died. He was 81.
A live virtual event co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal evoked the dramatic history of organized crime in the valley.
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.
It could have ended with a fistfight. Instead, the chance encounter between Frank Cullotta and Tony Spilotro sparked a friendship that would span decades.
The first two episodes of “Mobbed Up,” an 11-part series produced in partnership with The Mob Museum, will be available through major podcast apps Tuesday.