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Paul Scharff and Paula Freeman Appear on Justice Interrupted Radio Show on January 20, 2009
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2009 – 7:13 pm | No Comment
Paul Scharff and Paula Freeman Appear on Justice Interrupted Radio Show on January 20, 2009

On Tuesday January 20th at 10:00 PM CST time Paula Freeman and I myself will be on the Radio Show Justice Interrupted with Susan Murphy Milano. Paula is the daughter of Patricia Freeman who was murdered with my father in his Lakemoor, IL tavern on June 2nd, 1981. This is the first time that Paula has spoken publicly about that horrific day. You can listen and/or call in to the show.
The link to listen is http://www.blogtalkradio.com/justiceinterrupted.

Frank Cullotta and Dennis Arnoldy talk about the 1981 Murders of Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman
Friday, 9 Jan, 2009 – 11:31 pm | No Comment
Frank Cullotta and Dennis Arnoldy talk about the 1981 Murders of Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman

In this video interview, Denny Griffin talks to Frank Cullotta, former lieutenant to Tony Spilotro turned government witness, and Dennis Arnoldy, former FBI Agent who debriefed Cullotta about his involvement in the Spilotro gang, about the 1981 murders of Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman in Lakemoor, Illinois. Frank and Dennis also talk about why Frank brought this murder up to the McHenry County Police during the time he was being debriefed. Denny Griffin co-authored the book “Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness” with Frank Cullotta.

Who was Larry Neumann?
Thursday, 8 Jan, 2009 – 5:07 am | 3 Comments
Who was Larry Neumann?

Who is Larry Neumann? Denny Griffin, the man who co-authored the book Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness with Frank Cullotta, provides this profile.

Also includes other links to information about Neumann we have found in our searches.
Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness
Wednesday, 7 Jan, 2009 – 8:13 pm | No Comment
Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness

Read the book, Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness that started it all. This was the book that Holly Hager read that convinced her that Larry Neumann was the man that committed the murders.

Case Update: Listen to Paul and Holly with Dennis Griffin on Blog Talk Radio
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2009 – 6:44 am | No Comment
Case Update: Listen to Paul and Holly with Dennis Griffin on Blog Talk Radio

Paul and Holly appeared on Dennis Griffin’s Blog Talk Radio Show on Monday, January 5, where Paul gave a current status on the happenings since the last show on November 5.

Blogger News Network Interview with Paul Scharff, Holly Hager and Dennis Griffin
Monday, 5 Jan, 2009 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
Blogger News Network Interview with Paul Scharff, Holly Hager and Dennis Griffin

Simon Barrett interviews Paul Scharff, Holly Hager, and Dennis Griffin on an episode of his show called BNN On The Radio – The (Un)Solved Double Homicide Of Ronald Schraff And Patricia Freeman

The show can be found on the Blog Talk Radio site.

Paul Scharff and and Holly Hager appearing on Blog Talk Radio on January 5
Sunday, 4 Jan, 2009 – 2:48 am | No Comment
Paul Scharff and and Holly Hager appearing on Blog Talk Radio on January 5

Paul Scharff and Holly Hager will be appearing on Dennis Griffiin’s Blog Talk Radio show on January 5 at 7:00pm central time. Paul and Holly will explain the current status of their efforts to close the 27 year old murder case of Paul’s father and Patricia Freeman and get the killer, Larry Neumann, officially named.

The Murder of Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman – NBC News Interview
Sunday, 4 Jan, 2009 – 1:49 am | No Comment
The Murder of Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman – NBC News Interview

Carol Marin of Channel 5 News (NBC Chicago) covered the story on the 10:00 news on December 19,2008.

Murder in McHenry
Sunday, 4 Jan, 2009 – 1:03 am | 6 Comments
Murder in McHenry

On the morning of June 2, 1981, two people were found shot to death in the living room of an apartment at the rear of the P.M. Pub, located at 238 West Rand Road in Lakemoor, Illinois.

The victims were the tavern’s owner, 37-year-old Ronald Scharff , and barmaid Patricia Freeman, who had worked her first shift at the bar the previous evening. Lakemoor is situated about 45 miles northwest of Chicago and was a community of around 800 at the time.

These were the first reported homicides there since its incorporation in 1952.

Northwest Herald Front Page Article Featuring Scharff Case
Thursday, 1 Jan, 2009 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Northwest Herald Front Page Article Featuring Scharff Case

The Northwest Herald covered the story with this front page article appearing in their January 1, 2009 issue.

“A Wonder Lake woman thinks she discovered who killed her father’s close friend and her former bus driver 27 years ago.”