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Hole in the Wall Gang on the 4th of July 1981, Bertha’s and Karma
Wednesday, 3 Jul, 2013 – 8:50 am | 6 Comments
Hole in the Wall Gang on the 4th of July 1981, Bertha’s and Karma

It is the week of the 4th of July, a time that we get together with family and friends for cookouts, fireworks and other 4th of July activities. This day also has meaning to myself …

Who is Tommy Amato?
Wednesday, 26 Jun, 2013 – 6:41 pm | 5 Comments
Who is Tommy Amato?

When I learned that Larry Neumann killed my father, Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman, from reading the book CULLOTTA, I reached out to Dennis Griffin, who co-authored the book with Frank Cullotta. In our initial …

Cullotta’s Hole In The Wall Gang and Larry Neumann
Saturday, 10 Jan, 2009 – 9:58 am | One Comment

Tags: 1114 Argyle Street, chicago, chicago outfit, ernie davino, frank cullotta, hole in the wall gang, joe blasko, larry neumann, las vegas, leo guardino, wayne matecki

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.

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.

True Crime Book Brings Closure to a Victim’s Family in a 27-Year-Old Murder Case
Saturday, 20 Dec, 2008 – 8:03 pm | No Comment
True Crime Book Brings Closure to a Victim’s Family in a 27-Year-Old Murder Case

Read the official press release that appeared on PRWeb on December 19, 2008.

The book that is talked about is Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness by Frank Cullotta and Dennis Griffin.