All posts tagged: Frank Culotta

Murder in McHenry, Paul Scharff, ImaginePublicity

Kim Kolton’s Crime Wire: Paul Scharff, Murder in McHenry County

You can hear Crime Wire   Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern.  Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE or to the PODCAST Crime, corruption and a mafia hit all woven into the true crime story contained in Murder in McHenry, and yet there is still no one held accountable or responsible for the 1981 double murder in a local pub 40 miles from Chicago in the sleepy little town of Lakemore, IL.  Justice is the the operative word and the looming question for two families devastated by the murders. Paul Scharff was 11 years old when his father, Ron Scharff, and employee, Patricia Freeman, were gunned down, gangland execution style, in sleepy McHenry County, just outside of Chicago.  27 years later, Paul learned the truth about the murders. A simple Mafia hit, and information involving a foot soldier turned government informant,  the truth was revealed in another author’s book! In 2007 true crime author, Dennis Griffin, completed and released a new book, CULOTTA: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster …

Denny Griffin Events! MOBSTERTHON on Coast to Coast Radio and Book Signing

Mobsterthon! on Coast to Coast Radio From Coast to Coast Radio, George Knapp is hosting the MOBSTERTHON with an array of former, real-life mobsters.  Joining him for the whole 4 hour broadcast is true crime author and mob historian, Dennis Griffin, Sunday, April 29, from 10 pm until 2 am Pacific. George Knapp is a 14-time Emmy Award-winning journalist whose reporting on Nevada’s infamous Area 51 military base was selected by UPI as Best Individual Achievement by a Reporter (1989). Other awards include the Associated Press’s Mark Twain Award for news writing and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. George is an anchor and reporter for the CBS affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas and he also writes a weekly column for a Las Vegas newspaper. Dennis Griffin, former New York law enforcement officer turned author, has written several books on the true stories of the Las Vegas mob and the era in which they reigned. He has participated widely in the opening of the new Las Vegas attraction, the Mob Museum which features him regularly. …