Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Government Witness

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Huntington Press Inc, 2007 - True Crime - 295 pages
From burglary to armed robbery and murder, infamous bad guy Frank Cullotta not only did it all, inCullotta he admits to it--and in graphic detail.

This no-holds-barred 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 organized lawbreakers in Las Vegas. Cullotta's was a world of high-profile heists, street muscle, and information--lots of it--about many of the FBI's most wanted. In the end, that information was his ticket out of crime, as he turned government witness and became one of a handful of mob insiders to enter the Witness Protection Program.

"Frank Cullotta is the real thing," says Nicholas Pileggi in the book's Foreword, and in these pages, Cullotta sets the record straight on organized crime, witness protection, and life and death in mobbed-up Las Vegas.

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If you are a fan of the genre, this is a great little book that links together some of the stories that you will have read or heard before and also links some of the events in the movie "Casino". Well worth a read.


Part OneFrom the Windy City to Sin City
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Part TwoLas Vegas
Part ThreeWitness Protection and Beyond

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About the author (2007)

In 1994, Dennis N. Griffin retired after a 20-year career in investigations and law enforcement in New York and moved to Las Vegas. In 1996 he wrote his first novel, The Morgue, based on an actual case he investigated. He currently has six mystery thrillers in print.

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