Mobster Frank Cullotta, Lawman Dennis Griffin
Frank Cullotta was born in Chicago in 1938. As a youth he embarked on a decades-long criminal career, hanging around with some of the toughest kids on the Windy City’s streets. Frank and several of his associates went on to become accomplished thieves, arsonists, and killers. One of those was Frank’s friend, Tony “the Ant” Spilotro, who gained notoriety as a ruthless Chicago Outfit enforcer. Tony was the mob’s top man in Las Vegas during the 1970s and through the mid-1980s. Frank was his main man for much of that time. Together, they and their gang ruled the Vegas underworld.
In 1982, the two men had a falling out that resulted in Frank rolling and becoming a government witness. His testimony was instrumental in putting a number of mobsters behind bars and causing the Outfit to lose its control over Las Vegas. Although the mob issued a contract on his life, Frank survived his time in prison and the Witness Protection Program. He is now a free man. His tell-all biography, Cullotta, is due to be released in May 2007.
Dennis N. Griffin
Dennis N. Griffin retired in 1994
after a twenty-year career in
investigations and law enforcement
in New York State, and moved to Las
Vegas, Nevada later that year. In
1996 he wrote his first novel,
The Morgue, based on an actual
case he investigated. He currently
has six mystery/thriller books in
In 2002, Dennis turned his attention to non-fiction. Policing Las Vegas (Huntington Press, April 2005) follows the evolution of law enforcement in Las Vegas and Clark County from 1905 thru 2005. That successful debut was followed by The Battle for Las Vegas – The Law vs the Mob (Huntington Press, April 2006).
This latest book tells the inside story of Chicago Outfit enforcer Tony Spilotro’s reign in Vegas, and the war law enforcement waged to remove him. The Hollywood version of that era was reflected in the 1995 movie Casino, in which actor Joe Pesci played a character based on Spilotro.
Mr. Griffin is an active member of the Henderson Writers Group, Wizards Of Words, and the Public Safety Writers Association.
Robert George Allen
Vegas Mob Tour
The Vegas Mob Tour
Join renowned mob historian Robert George Allen on a exciting look into the world of the Mafia and Organized Crime. Experience this award winning mob adventure that reveals the sordid history of how the "Mob" ran Vegas. This one-of-a-kind tour begins with tales about the Mob’s connection with Las Vegas from 1945 through the 1980′s. You'll visit the sites where mob murders, robberies, loan sharking and underworld activity actually occurred. Your personal guide Robert, dressed in Pinstripes and a Fedora, will weave "eerie" tales about Las Vegas’ darkest mob secrets. Strange stories of Sin City’s colorful past fill the air as you learn about the notorious gangster and casino builder Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the ruthless mob enforcers Tony Accardo, Sam Giancana, Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, and Frank Cullotta, plus many more infamous Vegas Mob characters.
Immediately following your private city tour you will be treated to “Geno’s Pizza Party.” Famous Mob boss, Tony Spilortro, and his enforcer, Frank Cullotta, used to have dinner at a place called the “Bootlegger” restaurant. Today this original site is know as “Angelina’s Pizza Parlor.” It was once were the infamous Las Vegas "Hole in the Wall Gang" ate and planned their notorious crimes.
If you are looking for something different "The Vegas Mob Tour" provides a spine tingling look into the dark and mysterious side of the Neon City.