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Former Mobster Frank Cullotta Presents Mob Chronicles at the Stratosphere

January 26, 2010 by  

Former Las Vegas mobster and hit man Frank Cullotta will present the Mob Chronicles in the Stratosphere Theater of the Stars on Thursday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m.  This one-time charity event will benefit Opportunity Village.  
 
After eight years of prison and 20 years of witness protection, Cullotta is going public with his speaking tour, Mob Chronicles, about the history of organized crime and his unique insights into the mob life. Joining him will be various members of law enforcement who worked for years in attempts to indict Cullotta. During the show, audience members will have the opportunity to interact with Cullotta as well as former Las Vegas Metro detectives and FBI agents that investigated the actual crimes.
 
Cullotta served as a key player in Tony Spilotro’s infamous Hole in the Wall Gang that ruled the Las Vegas underworld in the 1960s and ‘70s. While Cullotta admits to two mob hits, he is rumored to be responsible for many more, including the “M&M Murders” in 1962. After his arrest on burglary charges in 1981 and fearing for his own life, he turned government witness and testified before the President’s Commission on Organized Crime, resulting in the convictions of several of his former associates. The mob attempted to post Cullotta’s bail so they could carry out his hit, but police revoked the bail to protect him.
 
In the Martin Scorsese film Casino, loosely based on characters like Spilotro’s gang, Cullotta served as technical advisor and played a small role as one of the henchmen. In 2007, he co-authored his biography, “Cullotta – The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness.”
 
General admission tickets are $35 and available through Stratosphere by calling (702) 380-7711, (800) 99-TOWER or Opportunity Village at (702) 839-4757.  Must be 21 years or older to attend Mob Chronicles.
 
Additionally, after the presentation, Frank Cullotta will host an intimate VIP Godfather Dinner for only 10 guests at Stratosphere’s Fellini’s Ristorante.  For $60, guests will have the chance to enjoy a lively and colorful conversation with Cullotta.  Proceeds from this once in a lifetime dinner will benefit Opportunity Village. (Dinner includes tax and gratuity but does not include drinks.)

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 1,300 people with intellectual disabilities on a daily basis to enhance their lives and the lives of their families through job training, employment opportunities, art enrichment, recreation and advocacy. Opportunity Village operates three campuses around Las Vegas as well as a Thrift Store downtown. The organization has been a staple in the Las Vegas community since 1954 and is 80% self-funded. For more information on the organization’s various programs, fundraising events, or volunteer opportunities, please visit www.opportunityvillage.org.
 
The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino is located at 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South. For more information, call 702-380-7777 or toll free at 1-800-99-TOWER (998-6937) or visit www.stratospherehotel.com.

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