Blood Threat

Midwest mobsters take a rap

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It was, as former Las Vegas Casino Owner Allen Glick explained, an offer he simply couldn't refuse. In 1978, when the Mafia was leaning on Glick to sell his interest in Vegas' sprawling Stardust casino, Kansas City Mobster Carl ("Tuffy") DeLuna was dispatched to deliver him a chilling message. "He said I might think of my life as expendable, but I might not think of my children's lives as expendable," Glick testified. "Then he read off the names and ages of my sons and said if he did not hear the announcement to sell immediately, my sons would be killed...

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