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Anthony Spilotro with his attorney, Oscar Goodman (right) April 1, 1980 (Collection # 0277, Photo # 0652).

Anthony Spilotro with his attorney, Oscar Goodman (right) April 1980 (Collection # Photo #

Young Tony "the Ant" Spilotro.  Nobody called Tony "the Ant" except FBI Agent William Roemer.

Young Tony "the Ant" Spilotro. Nobody called Tony "the Ant" except FBI Agent William Roemer.

A Googie architectural design drawing of the front exterior and marquee of the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, circa 1970s.  Part of the UNLV Libraries "Dreaming the Skyline" digital collection.  #UNLV

Vintage Las Vegas: A Googie architectural drawing of the exterior and marquee of the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, circa Part of the UNLV Libraries "Dreaming the Skyline" digital collection.

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Headshot of Vito Genovese - aka 'Don Vitone', an Italian-born criminal who rose to mafia power through the sale of narcotics and the murder of Albert Anastasia.

Slide of the Sands Hotel sign, Las Vegas, circa 1950s-1960s :: Photo Collections

Mid-Century Holiday USA The neon marquee for Sands Hotel sign that reads "a place in the sun" in Las Vegas, circa - Part of the UNLV Libraries photo digital collection.

Original caption: Philadelphia: Nicky Scarfo, Jr., son of convicted Philadelphia organized crime chief "Little Nicky" Nicodemo Scarfo, (shown in 1988 )

, son of convicted Philadelphia organized crime chief "Little Nicky" Nicodemo Scarfo, (shown in

Giuseppe 'Fat Man' Magliocco founding Boss of Magliocco Family which would later become the Colombo Family

Giuseppe 'Fat Man' Magliocco founding Boss of Magliocco Family which would later become the Colombo Family.

Anyone who has seen the movie Goodfellas is familiar with the Lufthansa heist, which is believed to have been the biggest cash robbery in United States history. It happened on December 11, 1978 at JFK International Airport, where an estimated five million in cash and $875,000 in jewels were taken. Adjusting for inflation that’s a robbery worth over twenty million dollars today. The heist was carried out by mobsters, and to this day no jewels or currency have ever been recovered.

James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke arrested and taken to federal court.

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