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Paul Scharff Interviewed by Cindy Mich on her Radio Show Cin’s Chat Corner
Monday, 23 Mar, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment
Paul Scharff Interviewed by Cindy Mich on her Radio Show Cin’s Chat Corner

Paul Scharff Interviewed by Cindy Mich on her Radio Show Cin’s Chat Corner
On February 26th, 2015 Paul Scharff was interviewed by Cindy Mich on Talk Blog Radio show Cin’s Chat Corner. Cindy Mich has a …

Frank Cullotta’s BlogTalkRadio Show FRANK’S WORLD
Tuesday, 12 Aug, 2014 – 6:46 pm | One Comment
Frank Cullotta’s BlogTalkRadio Show FRANK’S WORLD

Frank Cullotta’s BlogTalkRadio Show FRANK’S WORLD
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp On August 11th at 8PM CST I was on Frank’s Cullotta’s BlogTalkRadio show Frank’s World. Frank was traveling so I was interviewed by Dennis Griffin, Frank’s co-author of his book …

Where We’ve Been, Where are We Going, and MOB CON 2014
Wednesday, 25 Jun, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
Where We’ve Been, Where are We Going, and MOB CON 2014

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpI am back from a much needed writing break to fill you in with updates on the Republican Primary for McHenry County Sheriff and Mob Con 2014. If you have been following me about my …

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpI 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 …

Paul Scharff on OUTLAW RADIO with Host Burl Barer
Saturday, 21 Dec, 2013 – 12:40 pm | No Comment
Paul Scharff on OUTLAW RADIO with Host Burl Barer

Paul Scharff, son of homicide victim, teams with ex-Mobster Frank Cullotta to seek justice!! listen live Saturday
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp LISTEN LIVE VIA OUTLAW RADIO SATURDAY 2PM PT/5PM ET! or AS A PODCAST IF YOU MISSED THE SHOW by …

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpI 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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpMy 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 …

The Story behind the Larry Neumann Photo on the cover of MURDER IN MCHENRY
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2013 – 5:23 pm | One Comment
The Story behind the Larry Neumann Photo on the cover of MURDER IN MCHENRY

The Story behind the Larry Neumann Photo on the cover of MURDER IN MCHENRY
 
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp On the cover of my book, I have a photo of Larry Neumann in glasses. The day was August 1st, 1956. There …

MOB CON 2013 Las Vegas Part I
Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2013 – 4:58 pm | One Comment
MOB CON 2013 Las Vegas Part I

At the beginning of this month I was at Mob Con 2013 in Las Vegas. This was the very first Mob Con and it was a huge success. Mob Con even got the attention of …

Kim Kolton’s Crime Wire with guest Paul Scharff co-author of MURDER IN MCHENRY
Tuesday, 16 Jul, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment
Kim Kolton’s Crime Wire with guest Paul Scharff co-author of MURDER IN MCHENRY

Great Show on Kim Kolton’s Crime Wire TalkBlogRadio. We discussed my book MURDER IN MCHENRY, the murder of my father Ron Scharff and Patricia Freeman, the first and second investigation into their murder, Frank Cullotta, …

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?

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 …

Did an Illinois Parole Board kill Ron Scharff, Patricia Freeman, and Robert Brown?
Wednesday, 5 Jun, 2013 – 5:04 pm | No Comment
Did an Illinois Parole Board kill Ron Scharff, Patricia Freeman, and Robert Brown?

CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE
If a picture is worth a 1000 words then here’s 10,000 of them. This picture was taken August 1, 1956. The man standing up against the wall with the glasses, is …

Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Book Review: Murder In McHenry
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 10:18 pm | No Comment

Posted on March 27th, 2013
Book Review: Murder In McHenry
Simon Barrett does a Book Review
http://www.bloggernews.net/129003

Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Coming Really Soon: Murder In McHenry by Paul Scharff and Keith Bettinger
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 10:16 pm | No Comment

Posted on March 19th, 2013
Coming Really Soon: Murder In McHenry by Paul Scharff and Keith Bettinger
Simon Barrett wrote this article a week prior to my book release.
http://www.bloggernews.net/128986
 

Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Coming Soon: A Book by Paul Scharff About His Father’s 1981 Murder
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 10:08 pm | No Comment

Posted on Oct 20, 2012
BloggerNews.net
This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article about Murder In McHenry that was coming out in a few months.
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp http://www.bloggernews.net/128625

Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Cold Cases When Is Just Too Cold?
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 10:02 pm | No Comment

Posted on February 27th, 2011
BloggerNews.net
This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article about another cold case that was resolved 50 years later. He was doing a comparison to my father’s cold case.
http://www.bloggernews.net/126123
 

Simon Barrett BloggerNews.Net Ronald Scharff & Patricia Freeman The Only Victims?
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 9:55 pm | No Comment

July 23rd, 2009
BloggerNews.net
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article about Larry Neumann and his wealth. He had a Trust Fund that his father left him but chose to kill and hurt …

Simon Barret BloggerNews.net Ronald Scharff & Patricia Freeman – A Cold Case Once Again?
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 9:46 pm | No Comment

April 14th, 2009
BloggerNews.net
This article was written by Simon Barrett. He wrote this article in response of me calling him and telling him that the investigation has been scaled back. Simon contacted both Andrew Zinke, lead …

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThis 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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpI 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…

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpLast 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 …

It has been a while…
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 5:04 pm | One Comment
It has been a while…

First I like to thank everybody from home for all the great support and help with the release of the book Murder In McHenry. It has been out for less than a month and is …

Paul Scharff on the Dr. Laurie Roth Show
Monday, 15 Apr, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment
Paul Scharff on the Dr. Laurie Roth Show

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpHere is the podcast from the radio show with Dr Laurie Roth!! It was a great show and I had a good time. When you listen, I promise that I am not ill mannered purposely …

Sun Times : Bar Slaying Case Closed
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 6:28 pm | No Comment
Sun Times : Bar Slaying Case Closed

The baby-sitter, it turns out, got it right.

The McHenry County sheriff’s office has concluded that a now-dead mob hit man named Larry Neumann, in all likelihood, killed two people in 1981 in the small town of Lakemoor — a long-cold case that was reopened last summer on the basis of a tip from Holly Hager, who baby-sat for the children of one of the pair back then.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpRead the full .

Frank and Me
Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2009 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
Frank and Me

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpI am sorry that I have not put a blog in a couple of weeks, but I placed an entry today. I have taken a break to some of the more dreary things that I have been writing as of lately to something a little more upbeat. I promise to get back to the dreary stuff on my next entry.

This week I have written about my trip to Las Vegas and my day with Frank Cullotta. Please take a look at and I hope that you enjoy.

Paul Scharff Interviewed on TheVegasMob.com
Monday, 22 Jun, 2009 – 2:14 pm | No Comment
Paul Scharff Interviewed on TheVegasMob.com

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpMark Anthony, editor of The Vegas Mob and host of The Vegas Tourist Podcast, about the murder of his father and Patricia Freeman in Lakemoor, IL in 1981.

Northwest Herald: Elusive Peace
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 6:56 am | No Comment
Northwest Herald:  Elusive Peace

There is in the Northwest Herald today covering the Scharff case.

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.

Happy Birthday to Me
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 10:04 am | No Comment
Happy Birthday to Me

Larry Neumann killed my father and Patricia Freeman on June 2nd, 1981. My Birthday is June 5th which was the same day as my father’s wake. Unfortunately but understandably this is the birthday in my life that I remember most. The loss of my father still is not setting in yet but my memories of him are almost immediately start fleeting from me. I started to grow up I think on that day. I think that this also may have been one of the longest days in my life.

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.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpOn April 15th at 8 PM CT, Paul Scharff and Holly Hager will be guests on Dennis Griffin’s Blog Talk Radio Show, .

They 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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpFrank 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.

Mobster’s biographer scoops clueless Illinois detectives, fingers 1981 killer
Monday, 16 Feb, 2009 – 6:25 am | No Comment
Mobster’s biographer scoops clueless Illinois detectives, fingers 1981 killer

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpDennis Griffin and Frank Cullotta were interviewed by John L. Smith for . The articles discusses the book and the impact it has on the investigation of my father and Patricia Freeman’s murder in Lakemoor, Illinois in June of 1981.

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?

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpWho 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.
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, 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

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

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 | 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.

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.”
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

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

The book that is talked about is by Frank Cullotta and Dennis Griffin.
Tips Shed Light on 1981 Murder – Chicago Sun Times
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Tips Shed Light on 1981 Murder – Chicago Sun Times

Carol Marin and Don Moseley .

“More than 27 years after a mob-related double murder in McHenry County, a little bit of digging by a 42-year old former baby-sitter has led authorities to reopen what was a very cold case.
Thanks to a little bit of digging by a former babysitter, Holly Hager, authorities have reopened what was a cold double-murder case in McHenry County.”
Las Vegas and the Mob Special
Thursday, 6 Nov, 2008 – 7:53 am | No Comment
Las Vegas and the Mob Special

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpListen 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.

Griffins 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

The guests talk about the murders and the events leading up to the current effort to close the case, naming Larry Neumann as the murderer.