Tony Spilotro - Mafia's Greatest Hits

Tony Spilotro - Mafia's Greatest Hits

In the three years after the Chicago mob sent Tony Spilotro to Las Vegas there were more gangland murders in the city than in the previous 25 years. This was not a coincidence. Tony Spilotro was a cold-hearted killer.

Despite being almost continuously under investigation and a suspect in over 20 murders, he operated for over ten years in Vegas without conviction for even a minor offence, thanks to bribery and intimidation.

In 1986, the police and the FBI had a breakthrough. They persuaded one of Spilotro’s long-term henchmen, Frank Cullotta to turn informer. As the cases for murder and burglary mounted up, Spilotro suddenly became a problem for the Mob.