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Tony Spilotro

In the below audio, Tuffy DeLuna discusses with Joe Agosto the problem of employees stealing from the casino. They are talking about the Tropicana. Carl Thomas had been allowed to hire his friend Donald Shepard and place him inside the count room. They discuss how much authority Shepherd should have if he finds others are […]

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Frank Culotta

When I was looking for people to interview for Gangland Wire, I was directed by my friend Denny Griffin to Frank Culotta. Frank was a former Mob enforcer and part of Anthony “Tony the Ant” Spilotro’s “Hole In The Wall” gang. I was directed to a retired F.B.I. agent, Dennis Arnoldy, who had turned Frank

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Nick Civella

Nick Civella was one of the most astute organized crime leaders in the United States. Like the fictional Vito Corleone, he challenged the established old time Black Hand organization and fled for his life to Chicago. He was protected by the Al Capone mob until he could negotiate his way back to Kansas City. I

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