Tony “The Ant” Spilotro
“[Anthony] Spilotro . . . watches over the Chicago Mob’s investments in Las Vegas casinos and controls loan sharking, narcotics, and prostitution along the Strip. . . . Says a Justice Department official: “[He] has become the most powerful man in Las Vegas, next to Moe Dalitz [a legendary mobster on the Strip]. Spilotro takes a cut of all illegal activities of any consequence.”” (TIME from May 16, 1977, “The Mafia: Big, Bad and Booming.” Page 40.)
Antony Spilotro managed the Outfit’s illegal casino profits (the “skim”) in Las Vegas within The Stardust, The Fremont, The Hacienda, and The Marina.
He formed the “Hole in the Wall” Gang, a group of experienced thieves, safe crackers and killers.
The murder of Sam DeStefano on April 14, 1973.
The murder of former Chicago Outfit boss Sam Giancana on June 19, 1975.
The Conforte Connection:
“As I told you, it’s the truth, I’m not a Mafioso. I don’t belong with them but I know em’ all okay. I mean, the ones that’s still alive and the ones that died. Okay. I’m the guy that got Spilotro out of jail, okay, because I had friends in Vegas that helped. I’m just, I’m just telling you not as to brag about it, merely to tell you what the facts are. Okay. Nothing else. Not to brag.”