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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

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 …

Get MURDER IN McHENRY for FREE on Amazon!!
Wednesday, 22 Jan, 2014 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Get MURDER IN McHENRY for FREE on Amazon!!

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpStarting on January 29th you will be able to get MURDER IN MCHENRY, A Son’s Pursuit of Justice for FREE on Amazon for Kindle. Every Wednesday from January 29th to February 26th my book will …

Is Sheriff Nygren and Undersheriff Zinke Intimidating and Tampering with Federal Witnesses?
Wednesday, 15 Jan, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment
Is Sheriff Nygren and Undersheriff Zinke Intimidating and Tampering with Federal Witnesses?

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpIs Sheriff Nygren and Undersheriff Zinke intimidating and tampering with McHenry County Deputies listed as federal material witnesses? Former Deputy Scott Milliman’s wrongful termination case is moving through the system, albeit slowing by moving forward …

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
 
On the cover of my book, I have a photo of Larry Neumann in glasses. The day was August 1st, 1956. There …

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 …

Simon Barrett’s Blog Talk Radio Show June 16th, 2013
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2013 – 9:14 pm | No Comment
Simon Barrett’s Blog Talk Radio Show June 16th, 2013

This is Simon Barrett’s Radio Show on father’s day on June 16th, 2013. I get to about my dad. An excellent Tribute. Here is Simon’s blurb for the show.

This week we will be taking a …

Justice gone backwards. It’s a sad day for the citizens of McHenry County.
Wednesday, 12 Jun, 2013 – 5:52 pm | 12 Comments
Justice gone backwards. It’s a sad day for the citizens of McHenry County.

Your best interest and my pursuit of justice took a  backseat to the protectionism of ghosts, or someone living. As many of you know, I have filed an Appeal with the Public Access Bureau in …

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 …

Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really???
Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 – 5:53 pm | 6 Comments
Andrew Zinke for McHenry County Sheriff, Really???

Zinke for Sheriff? It’s a preposterous idea but it will happen unless we do something about it.
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp Just like the original investigator, George Hendle, he started my father’s investigation as a Lieutenant. He now currently resides …

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.
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
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
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp 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 …

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 …

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

Here 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 …

Paul Scharff Reunited with Simon Barrett after the release of the book “Murder In McHenry”
Wednesday, 3 Apr, 2013 – 8:50 pm | No Comment
Paul Scharff Reunited with Simon Barrett after the release of the book “Murder In McHenry”

Paul Scharff appears on Simon Barrett’s radio show for the first time in a long time after the release of his book, Murder In McHenry – A Sons Pursuit of Justice.
Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp Simon had actually read and …

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThe baby-sitter, it turns out, got it right.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThe 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 .

Northwest Herald – Probe Into ’81 Deaths Closes
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2009 – 3:20 pm | No Comment
Northwest Herald – Probe Into ’81 Deaths Closes

Today’s talking about the current status of the Scharff/Freemen murder investigation.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếp“Almost a year after sheriff’s investigators revived their efforts to solve the 28-year-old case, they announced that they believe Larry Neumann – a mob hitman who died Jan. 9, 2007, in prison for an unrelated murder – is responsible for slaying P.M. Pub owner Ronald Scharff and his bartender, Patricia Freeman.”

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

Mark 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.

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.

The First Dark Day
Sunday, 10 May, 2009 – 12:24 pm | 17 Comments
The First Dark Day

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpThis week I wrote about the first couple of days after Larry Neumann killed my father and Patricia Freeman. I had some immediate struggles trying to comprehend what happened to my dad. You will sense the fears that I had moving forward with my life. I did not even know how I was going to move forward or what I was going to be working with. When I write about those days back then, I feel sad for that little boy!

June 1st, 1981 and Before
Sunday, 3 May, 2009 – 9:59 pm | 11 Comments
June 1st, 1981 and Before

This week I wrote about what things were like before June 2nd, 1981. Before Larry Neumann murdered my father Ron Scharff and his barmaid Patricia Freeman in my father’s tavern in Lakemoor, IL.

What Is The Purpose of McHenry County 1981 and Why Should We Care?
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 8:45 am | No Comment
What Is The Purpose of McHenry County 1981 and Why Should We Care?

Paul Scharff, the eldest son of Ron Scharff, who was murdered in Lakemoor, Illinois in June of 1981 along with his employee Patricia Freeman, gives his thoughts on why the public should care about this case and what the purpose of the efforts are around the McHenry County 1981 group and web site.

Listen To Paul Scharff, Holly Hager, and Robert Freeman on Dennis Griffin’s Las Vegas and The Mob
Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2009 – 8:46 pm | No Comment
Listen To Paul Scharff, Holly Hager, and Robert Freeman on Dennis Griffin’s Las Vegas and The Mob

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpOn April 15 at 8pm CST, Paul Scharff, Holly Hager, and Robert Freeman appeared on Dennis Griffin’s Las Vegas and The Mob radio program on . While the show had some technical difficulties, it wound up being a great conversation. Paul and Holly give background on the case and update us on the current happenings. Paul and update us on the drop in officers covering the case over the last 4 months from 20 to 2. Robert Freeman and give updates on conversations they’ve had with the McHenry County Sheriff.

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpPaul and Robert made it very clear – we need to get the word out. Larry Neumann should be named as the killer to give the families closure on this case – and the families would like to know what stopped the McHenry County Sheriff from closing this case sooner.

You can download the show directly .

Simon Barrett: Ronald Scharff & Patricia Freeman – A Cold Case Once Again?
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
Simon Barrett:  Ronald Scharff & Patricia Freeman – A Cold Case Once Again?

Simon Barrett from has written an article today talking about his discussions with McHenry County Sheriff about the current activity around the Scharff case. According to Barrett, they have scaled resources back to 2 officers handling the case – though its not clear how much time they are spending on it as nothing seems to have been done. .

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.

Paul Scharff and Paula Freeman Appear on Justice Interrupted Radio Show on January 20, 2009
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2009 – 7:13 pm | No Comment
Paul Scharff and Paula Freeman Appear on Justice Interrupted Radio Show on January 20, 2009

On Tuesday January 20th at 10:00 PM CST time Paula Freeman and I myself will be on the Radio Show Justice Interrupted with Susan Murphy Milano. Paula is the daughter of Patricia Freeman who was murdered with my father in his Lakemoor, IL tavern on June 2nd, 1981. This is the first time that Paula has spoken publicly about that horrific day. You can listen and/or call in to the show.
The link to listen is .

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpIn 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 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.

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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpPaul 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.

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

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

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.
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

Xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpCarol 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.”