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Vegas Mobster

Frank Cullotta left Chicago in 1978 for Las Vegas to connect the Chicago Outfit with Vegas. With his criminal past, Frank use to hijack trucks, jewelry robberies and much more. The move to Vegas was a decision for safety because of the gangster wars that broke out in Chicago.

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It's 1979 and Chicago mobster Frank Cullotta heads to Las Vegas for more opportunity. His “Hole in the Wall” gang becomes notorious for their high-stakes robberies. Eventually, his thievery comes to an end when the FBI catches up with him. They want him to testify against his mob. While not exactly “locked up abroad,” he enters the witness protection program. Now speaking out, Frank shares secrets from his life in the mob and spills on the jewelry burglary that got him locked up … sort of.