From the 1970s through the mid-1980s, the Chicago Outfit dominated organized crime in Las Vegas. 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 aLeftya Rosenthal as the real boss of casino operations, and Tony Spilotro as the ultimate enforcer, whoad do whatever it took to protect their interests. It wasnat long before Spilotro, also in charge of Vegas street crime, was known as the aKing of the Strip.a Federal and local law enforcement, recognizing the need to rid the casinos of the mob and shut down Spilotroas rackets, declared war on organized crime. 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.John McCarthy John D. McCarthy was born in Weehawken, NewJersey, on March 4, 1934. His father died when he was ... Within a few weeks McCarthy had taken and passed a civil service test and a physical exam. He was hired as a policeanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Battle for Las Vegas|
|Author||:||Dennis N. Griffin|
|Publisher||:||Huntington Press Inc - 2006-04-25|