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THE KANSAS CITY MOB WAR – GARY JENKINS’S GANGLAND WIRE
Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014 – 4:55 pm | One Comment
THE KANSAS CITY MOB WAR – GARY JENKINS’S GANGLAND WIRE

THE KANSAS CITY MOB WAR – GARY JENKINS’S GANGLAND WIRE
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp Gary Jenkins is the producer to the DVD Gangland Wire. Gangland Wire is the documentary of the events that led up to and about operations Strawman …

My First Radio Show, LAS VEGAS AND THE MOB with Host Denny Griffin
Wednesday, 26 Feb, 2014 – 6:17 pm | No Comment
My First Radio Show, LAS VEGAS AND THE MOB with Host Denny Griffin

I have come a long way since my first radio show interview in November of 2008. Since December of last year until now I have done Ron Chepesiuk’s Crime Beat, Burl Barer’s Outlaw Radio, and …

Tony “Big Tuna” Accardo the Outfit’s Ultimate Boss Part II
Wednesday, 5 Feb, 2014 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Tony “Big Tuna” Accardo the Outfit’s Ultimate Boss Part II

 
Tony “Big Tuna” Accardo is now the head of the Outfit since the remaining top leaders were sitting in jail because of the Hollywood Extortion Scandal. In my last article I went to Accardo’s other …

Tony “Joe Batters” Accardo the Outfit’s Ulitmate Boss Part I
Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2014 – 6:30 pm | No Comment
Tony “Joe Batters” Accardo the Outfit’s Ulitmate Boss Part I

 
Tony “Joe Batters” Accardo was the boss of the Chicago Outfit. He got his start in the Outfit working under Al Capone as his driver and body guard in the 1920’s. He worked his way …

Most Sadistic Loan Shark in Chicago Outfit’s History, “Mad Sam” DeStefano
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 5:37 pm | One 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 …

Mob Con 2013 Las Vegas Part IIII Frank Calabrese Jr.
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2013 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
Mob Con 2013 Las Vegas Part IIII Frank Calabrese Jr.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpBeing from the Chicagoland area I was very familiar with the Family Secrets Trial. This was the largest trial of its kind as it named the entire Chicago Outfit (mob) as a criminal enterprise. The …

The Chicago Outfit and their Political Fixers
Wednesday, 4 Sep, 2013 – 4:55 pm | 13 Comments
The Chicago Outfit and their Political Fixers

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpLast week I introduced a definition of Political Fix or Fixer. This was in reference to the way that the Ethics Commission conducted itself in the hearing of a complaint of Undersheriff Andrew Zinke’s sending …

Hole in the Wall Gang on the 4th of July 1981, Bertha’s and Karma
Wednesday, 3 Jul, 2013 – 8:50 am | 5 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 | 3 Comments
Who is Tommy Amato?

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpWhen 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 …

From 1893 Chicago to Lakemoor Illinois 1981, the history of the Chicago Outfit
Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 – 6:27 pm | 2 Comments
From 1893 Chicago to Lakemoor Illinois 1981, the history of the Chicago Outfit

I wrote this piece a while back in hopes of using it for the book. For the direction that we wound up going, it was excluded. I wrote it, because I believe that most people …

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 …

Humbling Moments…
Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2013 – 5:22 pm | One Comment
Humbling Moments…

Last week I wrote about a radio show that I did. It was Denny Griffin’s show, We Knowa Guy Radio. There was a special surprise guest on that show, Frank Cullotta. I mentioned that I …

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpAfter 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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpFinally, 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.

Paul and Holly On Dennis Griffin’s BlogTalk Radio Show April 15 at 8pm.
Monday, 13 Apr, 2009 – 6:13 am | 2 Comments
Paul and Holly On Dennis Griffin’s BlogTalk Radio Show April 15 at 8pm.

On April 15th at 8 PM CT, Paul Scharff and Holly Hager will be guests on Dennis Griffin’s Blog Talk Radio Show, .

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThey will be talking about the Ron Scharff/Patricia Freeman murder case and its current status. If you would like to call in and ask any questions, you can by dialing (646) 478-0982.

JOHN L. SMITH: Some wiseguys were killers while others really lived to kill
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 6:21 am | No Comment
JOHN L. SMITH: Some wiseguys were killers while others really lived to kill

Frank Cullotta was interviewed again by John L. Smith for . The article discusses Larry Neumann, the killer of Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman, and his ability to scare gangsters and cops alike with his propensity to kill.

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 with Frank Cullotta, provides this profile.

Also includes other links to information about Neumann we have found in our searches.
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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpPaul 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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpSimon 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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThe show can be found on the Blog Talk Radio site.

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 | 4 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.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThe 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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThe 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.”
A Mob Murder in McHenry County?
Sunday, 21 Dec, 2008 – 9:31 am | No Comment

Cal Skinner, writer for the McHenry County Blog, posted the article on December 20, 2008

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpRead the official that appeared on PRWeb on December 19, 2008.

The book that is talked about is by Frank Cullotta and Dennis Griffin.
Las Vegas and the Mob Special
Thursday, 6 Nov, 2008 – 7:53 am | No Comment
Las Vegas and the Mob Special

Listen to Paul, Holly, Frank Cullotta, Dennis Arnoldy (former FBI agent) and Jim Hager with Dennis Griffin on his Las Vegas and the Mob BlogTalkRadio show.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpGriffins guests include:

* Paul Scharff – son of Ron Scharff
* Holly Hager – Paul’s former babysitter
* Frank Cullotta – former lieutenant for Tony Spilotro turned government witness
* Dennis Arnoldy – former FBI agent that debriefed Cullotta when he turned
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp * Jim Hager – Holly’s father, who suggested the possible murderer back in 1981

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThe guests talk about the murders and the events leading up to the current effort to close the case, naming Larry Neumann as the murderer.