Crime: Mob's Labors Lost

Reporting on organized crime requires tenacity and a lot of patience. Months of work often prove completely unproductive, results rarely come rapidly. But last week an investigation into the mob's reappearance in Las Vegas had an unexpectedly immediate effect.

Las Vegas was a gold mine for the Mafia from 1963 to 1966. In those years, the gangsters, including then Cleveland Mob Boss Frank Milano, "skimmed" some $12 million annually from the gaming rooms at many of the plastic palaces lining the Strip. The money was stolen from the casinos' profits with the...

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