Archive for the ‘tony spilotro’ Category

Carl Deluna Dies

July 24, 2008

Former Kansa City mob underboss Carl “Tuffy” DeLuna passed away on July 21 from natural causes. He was 81. In the 1995 movie Casino, a character based on DeLuna kept detailed records of organized crime’s Las Vegas casino skimming operations. In real life, DeLuna did in fact keep such records, which were seized in an FBI raid on his home in 1979. Those documents eventually led to the conviction of several mobsters, including DeLuna himself, for their roles in the skim.

In Cold Blog

June 22, 2008

I’ve been invited to be a regular contributor to the true crime site In Cold Blog ( My next post will appear there in July.


Tony Spilotro Bio

June 7, 2008

The Biography Channel is producing a biography of Tony Spilotro for their Mobster series. They are interested in interviewing me for the program as well as several of the sources from my books. Unfortunately for me, I’m currently in New York and the tapings will be in Las Vegas at the end of June. If details regarding expenses can be worked out I’ll fly back to Vegas for the interview. Either way, I’ll let you know when the program will debut.



Las Vegas and the Mob show on May 13

May 12, 2008

I’ll continue my April 15 interview with Bernie Sindler, one of the last surviving insiders dating back to the Bugsy Siegel era in Las Vegas. The program begins at 8:30 pm Pacific. You can listen in or play back the archived show at Or you can listen and watch it live at


Internet Radio Interview & Author Page

April 10, 2008

I have a new author page and recorded interview on All Talk Radio. You can check it out and listen to the interview at 

Las Vegas and the Mob show for April 1st

March 26, 2008

My guest on April 1st will be Sid Rudich, former co-owner of the Silver Spur casino in Henderson, Nevada. Thanks to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Intelligence Bureau, Sid escaped a 1987 robbery attempt during which the robbers planned to kill him. But shortly after the foiled robbery Sid’s luck turned bad. He and his partner became the targets of a Gaming Control Board investigation in which they were accused of skimming from their casino. The casino license was pulled based on what Sid says were bogus charges. His battle with the state eventually led to bankruptcy and a nervous breakdown.

Sid is currently working on a manuscript that will detail his experiences. The working title is The Las Vegas Squeeze.   

The audio only will be on The audio and video will be on starting at 8:30 pm Pacific.


Las Vegas Mob Tour on April 28

March 22, 2008

my-mob-photo.jpgIf you’re going to be in Vegas in late April and are considering taking the Vegas Mob Tour, you might want to consider going on Monday, April 28. I have reason to believe there will be some special guests around the Greek Isles and on the Tour that will set that night apart from the norm. It wouldn’t hurt to show up a half hour early and bring a camera.

For more information and reservations go to 


LA Times Mob Tour article

March 17, 2008

The LA Times ran an article about the Vegas Mob Tour today. You can see it at:,1,6768949.story?page=1&coll=la-headlines-frontpage


Trying Something New

March 6, 2008

my-mob-photo.jpgStarting with the Las Vegas and the Mob show on March 11, I’m going to be able to take text message questions from those watching on Hopefully it will work out okay.


Frank Cullotta Radio Interview

March 6, 2008

culllottefrankjpg413219.jpgKNPR radio will air an interview with Frank Cullotta on March 6th. It will be on at 10 am and again at 8 pm Pacific. It can be heard online live at On the top of the page is a white box that says “On KNPR Now” and provides a link to listen in. 

The audio will also be posted on the site later in the day for playback.



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