– Courtroom Conversations: The Digital Underworld: Cracking Down on Cybercrime, October 5
– Community Safety Forum on Community Policing and Outreach, October 15
– Cathy Scott, consultant on the book, “The Big Crime Book,” October 20
– Book Signings with Brian Rouff, author of “The House Always Wins,” and Tod Goldberg, author of “Gangster Nation,” October 20
– Did the Mob Kill Kennedy? Expert talk with Gus Russo and Dan Moldea, October 24
– A Brief Look at Nevada History, Saturday, October 28
LAS VEGAS (September 2017) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its events and special programs taking place in October 2017:
Courtroom Conversations: The Digital Underworld: Cracking Down on Cybercrime, Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m. One of the FBI’s top national authorities on cybercrime will join experts in the field of cyber security and information technologies for a comprehensive and compelling panel discussion exploring organized crime in the virtual world. Panelists Scott S. Smith, Matt Heff, Dan Manson, Arthur Salmon and Michael Spangler discuss the scope and activities of global criminal networks, online security and the role of organized crime in online criminal activities, from credit card and identity fraud to illegal gambling and online trafficking. Guest takeaways include tips on protection for businesses and individuals and how to secure important files. Cost is $25 with 10 percent discount for Museum Members.
Community Safety Forum: Community Policing and Outreach, Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The monthly Community Safety Forum, held in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and generously sponsored by NV Energy, will address community policing and outreach. The department offers a wide variety of programs enabling citizens to get involved with their community, including Neighborhood Watch programs, Explorers program and the Citizen’s Police Academy. Attendance at the event includes FREE Museum admission; registration is required.
Daytime program with Cathy Scott: The Big Crime Book, Friday, October 20, 1 p.m. Author and journalist Cathy Scott has had a front-row seat at many of Las Vegas’ most notorious murders over the past 20 years. Scott shares gripping backstories from many of Southern Nevada’s high-profile killings. Topics include Las Vegas’ last Mob hit, the murder of rap singer Tupac Shakur, the kidnapping and killing of Las Vegas salsa singer Ginger Rios and the death of Mob daughter Susan Berman. This event is free for Museum Members or with admission.
Book Signings with Brian Rouff and Tod Goldberg, Friday, October 20. Las Vegan Brian Rouff, author of the recently published Las Vegas-based novel “The House Always Wins,” will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and mobster-turned-rabbi Tod Goldberg, author of “Gangster Nation,” will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. These book signings are being held in conjunction with the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Free for Museum Members or with admission.
Two Experts on the JFK Assassination debate: Did The Mob Kill Kennedy?, Tuesday, October 24, 7 p.m. Experts Gus Russo and Dan Moldea debate the Mob’s involvement in the Kennedy assassination. On November 22, 1963, gunman Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK and changed the course of American history. Russo argues that Oswald acted alone while Moldea espouses the theory that Jimmy Hoffa and the Mafia arranged JFK’s murder. This event is free for Museum Members or with admission.
A Brief Look at Nevada History, Saturday, October 28, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Presentations showcasing the experiences, strengths, resilience and personalities of those who made Nevada what it is today. This event is free for Museum Members or with admission.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.