January is Mob Month

Join us for a series of events related to the Mob with ex-mobsters, law enforcement, authors, historians and the witnesses who survived the Mob’s expansive rise to power in the 20th century every Tuesday in January at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library.

January 3 – Ladies First: The REAL Mob Wives of Las Vegas
The ladies take the stage as they share heartrending and sometimes hilarious stories of their relationships with the mob men in their lives. Panelists include author Wendy Mazaros, whose book Vegas Rag Doll deals with her marriage to union racketeer and Chicago hitman Tom Hanley; Lisa Caserta, who is currently married to GoodFellas mobster Henry Hill; and a surprise visit from a member of the Meyer Lansky family. Moderated by Peabody Award-winning investigative news reporter and author George Knapp.

January 10 – How the FBI, Nevada Gaming Control and the IRS Took Down the Mob
This panel discussion includes former and current representatives from the FBI, Nevada Gaming Control, Las Vegas Mob Museum and IRS Criminal Investigations Las Vegas unit. Topics will include the strategies and devices that mobsters used to skim the casinos, the creation of The Black Book, and how the Feds conducted their field research and mafia round-ups. Moderated by Master Cheat author and former Nevada Gaming Control agent Jack Miller. 

January 17 – Son Of A Gun:  How to Diss Your Hitman Dad and Keep Friends – The Untold Story of Billy and Andrew
Childhood friends Billy Cutolo Jr. and Andrew DiDonato will discuss growing up in opposing mob families and how Andrew survived the hit put out on him by Billy’s father, “Wild” Bill Cutolo. Moderated by Surviving the Mob and The Battle for Las Vegas author Dennis Griffin. 

January 24 – UBATZ Documentary Screening with Salvatore “Ubatz” Polisi and “Goodfella” Henry Hill 
Join us for the Las Vegas premiere screening of the gritty documentary UBATZ, about Salvatore “Ubatz” Polisi’s life in and out of the New York Mob as John Gotti’s associate and creator of “The Sinatra Club.” After the screening, stay for a revealing panel discussion with Polisi, GoodFellas mobster Henry Hill, and the film’s director David Murphy. Moderated by mob historian and CSN professor Dr. Michael Green.

January 31 – From Medellín to the Mob: Meet Ronin of the Underworld Kenny “Kenji” Gallo
Our final event features a panel discussion with Breakshot author Kenny “Kenji” Gallo about his life growing up as a mixed-race teenage dealer/distributor for South American drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, becoming a leading porn director/producer in California, partnering with West and East Coast mob families, and switching sides to become one of the most successful and notorious undercover operatives for the FBI.  Joining the panel are Kenji’s former crime associate-turned-lawyer Ramon and Kenji’s ex-wife and adult film star Tabitha Stevens. Moderated by national television crime commentator/author Vito Colucci. 

Book sales/signing will be available at each event. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry wristbands will be issued starting at 6 p.m. from the Theater box office on day of event only. For more information, please call 507-3458.

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