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The Chicago Outfit
Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2014 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

THE CHICAGO OUTFIT
These are mostly photos of the Chicago Outfit. A couple of the photos are of others that have helped shape the Outfit to what it is today. The Chicago Outfit got its start …

Most Sadistic Loan Shark in Chicago Outfit’s History, “Mad Sam” DeStefano
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
Most Sadistic Loan Shark in Chicago Outfit’s History, “Mad Sam” DeStefano

I wrote an article on Frank Cullotta’s boss Tony Spilotro. Tony got connected to the Chicago Outfit at an early age and became part of Sam “Mad Sam” DeStefano’s crew. “Mad Sam” mentored and groomed …

Chicago Outfit Enforcer and Las Vegas Boss Tony Spilotro
Wednesday, 4 Dec, 2013 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Chicago Outfit Enforcer and Las Vegas Boss Tony Spilotro

My story MURDER IN MCHENRY relates to former mobster turned government witness Frank Cullotta. This is not a story about him but his former boss. You can say that Frank Cullotta started his Outfit Association …

How does the movie CASINO relate to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 2
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 – 2:51 pm | No Comment
How does the movie CASINO relate to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 2

How does the movie CASINO relate to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 2
The movie CASINO was filled with fictitious characters that were based on actual people. The two main characters of the movie Robert …

How does the movie CASINO relates to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 1
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
How does the movie CASINO relates to the book MURDER IN MCHENRY PART 1

This week’s blog is going to be part one of two. I’m going to discuss how the movie CASINO relates to my book Murder In McHenry. If you never seen the movie CASINO it is …

FOIA Appeal Update
Thursday, 25 Apr, 2013 – 6:11 pm | 2 Comments
FOIA Appeal Update

I just wrote a blog yesterday called Humbling Moments. I’m not trying to blog you guys to death but more or less provide you with an important update. Last week I posted my Freedom of …

Freedom of Information Act Appeal to get the remainder of my father’s file.
Wednesday, 17 Apr, 2013 – 4:47 pm | 14 Comments
Freedom of Information Act Appeal to get the remainder of my father’s file.

After the book Murder In McHenry was sent to the publisher, I filed for the freedom of information act to get my father’s file from the McHenry County Sheriff’s office. My co-author Keith Bettinger had …

Earth to Earth and Ashes to Ashes
Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 – 10:53 pm | No Comment
Earth to Earth and Ashes to Ashes

Finally, my father is being put to rest. The surreal feelings that I have been having is starting to wear off. This is good because I need to move from feeling shocked. However, I feel that I am giving in to my anger. The reality of never seeing my father again is sinking into my bones.

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 | 2 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.

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