The Mob wanted him, the FBI had him, Mark and Sazzy get to talk to him. That’s right folks – Ex-Mobster Frank Cullotta comes out of the shadows to talk to The Vegas Tourist.
Right before he was to step out publicly to release his biography Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness (True Crime), Frank Cullotta takes the time to talk with Mark and Sazzy. Not only do we talk to Frank, we also get to talk to his FBI contact Dennis Arnoldy as well as the man who put the book together, our friend Dennis Griffin.
We got this honor in front of any other media because of our previous interview with Mob Crime author Dennis Griffin. In fact, at the time of the recording, most media people had no idea Frank Cullotta was even in Las Vegas! We were sworn to secrecy and if you know Sazzy, you know that wasn’t an easy thing to do.
After months of planning and prepping, Dennis, Dennis, and Mr. Frank arrive at our studios for a Sit-Down. (complete with an unassuming bodyguard) Nothing was really off limits, but it was just fascinating and fun to sit down with the men we just finished reading about. The man who helped run Las Vegas for the Chicago Mob and the man who helped to bring them down. Getting the How and why it happened.
For the non-Vegas Mobster fans, Frank Cullotta was the right-hand man and boyhood friend to Tony “the ant” Spillatro. The man who ran the Chicago Family’s business in Vegas. Tony Spilattro was played brilliantly by Joe Pesci in the movie “Casino” Frank also plays a hitman in the movie as well as a technical director.
Update: Frank’s book helped solve a 27-year-old cold case murder.
Murder in McHenry