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Tampa, Florida Italian and Cuban Mafia Gambling and Political Corruption
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
Salvatore Red Italiano headed a Italian mafia outfit that centered around Bolita, a Cuban lottery game played with 100 balls. It became a lucrative racket for Tampa organized crime. Italiano's men worked with a corrupt Hillsborough County sheriff who enriched himself and distributed the large profits among city, county and state agents. The crisis was exposed in 1951 by a U.S. Senate inquiry.