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MOB TALK RADIO with Dennis Griffin Welcomes Ex-Mobster, Frank Cullotta

MOB TALK on Crime Wire Radio On Wednesday, October 12, 9pm ET, co-hosts Andrew DiDonato and Denny Griffin will welcome former Chicago and Las Vegas mobster Frank Cullotta to MOB TALK on Crime Wire Radio. Listen LIVE….click here Frank Cullotta was born in Chicago in 1938. He began his decades-long criminal career as a teenager, graduating from petty theft to burglary, armed robbery, arson and murder. While growing up he met another young tough on the streets of the Windy City: Tony Spilotro. The two boys became friends and criminal allies. As they grew older Frank preferred to operate independent of the Mob. But Tony went on to become a made man and feared enforcer of the Chicago Outfit. And in 1971 the Outfit bosses sent him to Las Vegas to keep an eye on their casino interests. Returning to Chicago after being released from prison in 1974, Frank was invited to join Tony in Sin City. It was an offer he initially declined. But by 1979 Frank was under intense pressure from law enforcement in Chicago and agreed to join Tony in Vegas. His role was to watch Tony’s back and apply muscle as …