Operation Family Secrets: The Takedown of the Chicago Outfit

Operation Family Secrets: The Takedown of the Chicago Outfit

Date: January 27, 2020
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Sold Out

This program is now sold out. 

“Operation Family Secrets,” one of the biggest Mob prosecutions in American history, decimated the Chicago Outfit. Government informant Frank Calabrese Jr. and FBI agent Michael Maseth will jointly discuss the landmark case, which took down several major Mob figures, including Calabrese’s own father. Calabrese and Maseth will break down the case that solved numerous mysteries, including who killed Las Vegas mobster Tony and his brother Michael. This program is presented in partnership with the FBI Las Vegas Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

This program is located in the Historic Courtroom. Registration is required as space is limited. 


Frank Calabrese 

Frank Calabrese Jr. is a former member of the Chicago Outfit and author of the best-selling book Operation Family Secrets. He was a key government witness whose testimony devastated the Mob in Chicago. Calabrese will discuss his life in the Mob and working for his father, Frank Calabrese Sr., one of the most feared hitman in Chicago history. He also will talk about the Chicago Mob’s involvement in Las Vegas, the killing of the Spilotro brothers, which was depicted in the movie Casino, and how he has to live his life today.

Michael Maseth

Special Agent Michael Maseth started with the FBI in 1998. He was assigned to the Chicago Division’s Organized Crime Task Force, and shortly thereafter was assigned to the investigation of Frank Calabrese Sr., which eventually became known as Operation Family Secrets. Maseth spent countless hours working with Frank Calabrese Jr. and debriefing Nick Calabrese. After spending more than 11 years investigating members of the Chicago Outfit, Maseth was assigned to a white collar/public corruption squad in the western suburbs of Chicago. In 2011, he transferred to the Omaha Division in Nebraska, where he was assigned to investigate all criminal matters. Most notably he was the assigned as the case agent for the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Sydney Loofe. In addition to his investigative duties, Maseth is the Omaha Division’s Behavior Analysis Unit (BAU) coordinator and a member of the Omaha Division Evidence Response Team.

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