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13 Trivia Facts About The Riviera

The Riviera closed at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 4 after 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip.  The Riviera opened on April 20, 1955 and closed on May 4, 2015.   At nine stories, it was the first high-rise on the Strip.   The Chicago Outfit ruled the Riviera...

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A conversation with Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow

These two veteran journalists and co-authors of The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, will visit The Mob Museum noon-4 p.m. Friday, August 16, to sign books and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, for a presentation to discuss Boston Mob history as well as examine current events such...

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There’s no venue like The Mob Museum

‘Til Death Do Us Part . . . Dressed to Kill . . . Married to the Mob . . . Luck Be A Lady. These are just a few of the fun packages possible with The Mob Museum as the backdrop for your wedding. The appeal of a wedding...

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Raymond Sherrard: Retired Special Agent of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division

TMM: What sparked your interest in federal law enforcement history and the memorabilia that you have collected? Raymond Sherrard: Over the last thirty years I began to collect any federal insignia and badges I could get my hands on; the older the better.  I am now beginning to specialize just on IRS...

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Michael Franzese Interview: The Definitive Guide to the Mob

Just a few years ago, Michael Franzese was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone by Vanity Fair.At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses,” just 5 behind John Gotti.Avoiding...

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