The Battle for Las Vegas
The Law vs the Mob
By (author) Dennis N. Griffin
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Battle for Las Vegas by Dennis N. Griffin
Book DescriptionFrom the 1970s through the mid-1980s, the Chicago Outfit dominated organised crime in Las Vegas. Unreported revenue, known as the "skim" from Outfit-controlled casinos made its way out of Vegas by the bagful, ending up in the coffers of the Windy City crime bosses and their confederates around the Midwest. To ensure the smooth flow of cash, the gangsters installed a front man with no criminal background, Allen R Glick, as the casino owner of record, Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal as the real boss of casino operations, and Tony Spilotro as the ultimate enforcer, who'd do whatever it took to protect their interests. It wasn't long before Spilotro, also in charge of Vegas street crime, was known as the "King of the Strip". Federal and local law enforcement, recognising the need to rid the casinos of the mob and shut down Spilotro's rackets, declared war on organised crime. This book 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780929712376
(140mm x 215mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Huntington Press
Publisher: Huntington Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dennis N. Griffin
Surviving the Mob, Paperback (December 2010)
What do you do when the law wants you behind bars and the New York crime families want you buried? This title tells a cautionary tale of the harsh reality of a criminal, inmate, fugitive, and witness who - so far - has lived to tell the tale.
Cullotta, Paperback (January 2007)
From burglary to armed robbery and murder, bad guy Frank Cullotta not only did it all, in Cullotta he admits to it - and in graphic detail. This biography chronicles the life of a career criminal who started out as a thug on the streets of Chicago and became a trusted lieutenant in Tony Spilotro's gang of organised lawbreakers in Las Vegas.
Policing Las Vegas, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Dennis N. Griffin
Chronicles the evolution of law enforcement in Las Vegas and Clark County from the days of night watchmen and cops who carted drunks to jail on horseback to today s acclaimed Metropolitan Police Department.
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Author Biography - Dennis N. Griffin
Dennis N Griffin retired in 1994 after a 20-year career in investigations and law enforcement in New York State. He and his wife Faith moved to Las Vegas shortly afterward. He currently has six published mystery thrillers. The author is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Las Vegas Valley Writers Group, Henderson Writers Group, and the Police Writers Association.
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