Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Battle for Las Vegas

An unprecedented look at Las Vegas law enforcement's fight to keep the Mafia from taking over Las Vegas, The Battle for Las Vegas relates the story of the fight between the tough guys on both sides, told in large part by the agents and detectives who knew they had to win.

Excerpt: Cullotta laos had a lot of baggage. He was a career criminal and an admitted killer who had turned against his friends and associates to get a better deal for himself. How credible a witness would he be? When Oscar Goodman first heard about Cullotta cooperating with the authorities, he dismissed the matter as a non-event. He told a reporter that he wasn't concerned about Cullotta saying anything detrimental about Tony Spilotro because there wasn't anything detrimental to say. He added that Tony wished his old pal the best. Goodman further supported his client in a 1983 Los Angeles Times article. He said Spilotro was a gentleman and, "He's never lied to me...[but] I don't ask him things I may not want to know the answer to. I'm a need-to-know lawyer."

Join the discussion tonight  - How The FBI, Nevada Gaming Control & The IRS Took Down The Mob at the Clark County Library, 7pm January 10.

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