Category: West Coast

The Mob & The Beverly Hills Friars Club: Johnny Roselli Caught Cheating Hollywood In ’60s Card-Game Scam

January 25, 2020 – The mob-infused Beverly Hills Friars Club fixed card-game scandal rocked the L.A. entertainment scene as well as certain major sectors of the Midwest mob when it broke in the late 1960s. Storied mafia figure John (Handsome Johnny) Roselli and Las Vegas mob front man Maurice (Fat Maury) Friedman were busted in
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The San Francisco 49ers & The Mob: Super Bowl Team’s Ownership Group Has Alleged Dark History

January 24, 2020 – The DeBartolo name is synonymous with the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL, real estate wealth and in some circles, suspicion of mob ties. The 49ers will be making their seventh appearance in the Super Bowl next Sunday under the DeBartolo family ownership, currently one-point underdogs to the Kansas City Chiefs,
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Mongo & The Mafia: Hall Of Fame NFL Lineman Alex Karras Didn’t Play ’63 Season Due To Mob Dealings

January 17, 2020 — Alex Karras was sidelined for the entire 1963 NFL campaign because of gambling and mob ties, the only blemish on an otherwise immaculate pro football career where he was one of the most feared defensive linemen in the league. Karras was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week.
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Getting Some Rays: Hoffa Sought Assistance From Suncoast Mob In Fight To Take Back Teamsters

November 29, 2019 — Despite publically pushing an anti-organized crime agenda in a bid to reclaim the top spot in his beloved Teamsters before his death, slain labor boss Jimmy Hoffa was politicking behind the scenes with “Suncoast” mafia dons Carlos Marcello of New Orleans, Santo Trafficante of Florida, Nick Licata of California and Joe
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