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The wait is over. Our new first floor exhibits and experiences (Organized Crime Today, Use of Force Training and Crime Lab) are now open. Here’s a sneak preview of our new additions to hold you over until your visit. 😉
Sometimes the most valuable police work happens in a laboratory.
One of The Mob Museum’s newest additions - the Crime Lab Experience is a hands-on, multimedia exhibit that explores the work of crime scene investigators, ballistics experts and other forensics professionals who play critical roles in determining why certain crimes are committed.
Here is what our guests had to say about their Crime Lab visit.
Each month, The Mob Museum partners with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other local agencies to host Community Safety Forums – free public programs on issues that affect Southern Nevada.
This Sunday, we’ll host our third annual Active Shooter Preparedness program. Learn how to respond when there’s an active shooter and what you can do to protect yourself. Guests will leave with a clearer understanding of law enforcement protocol and the profile of an active shooter.
Free admission into The Mob Museum follows the event for those attending. Sponsored by NV Energy
Tomorrow: author Scott Deitche will cover New Jersey’s rich Mob history and current organized crime connections during a special Wiseguy Speaker Series presentation, “Garden State Gangland.”
Find out the real story behind the TV Series “Boardwalk Empire,” Frank Sinatra’s alleged ties with New Jersey gangsters, who inspired “The Sopranos” and much more.
Although extremely powerful, Santo Trafficante Jr. was often described as quiet and reserved. He was married to his wife for nearly a half century. They lived in modest houses in quiet neighborhoods in Florida. He dressed nicely but not over the top, and his choice of cars was never flashy.
In many ways, Trafficante Jr. represented the classic, old-school Mob boss.
Prohibition made it illegal to brew beer or distill liquor, so America’s unquenched thirst for alcohol demanded an underworld solution.
In just over a month, The Mob Museum will revisit this bygone era through its latest exhibition: The Underground. Complete with a working speakeasy and distillery, The Underground will contain informative and entertaining exhibits, videos and artifacts that tell the story of the Roaring Twenties, the Mob and the federal authorities that worked to stop them.
Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano may be considered one of the underworld’s most controversial figures. His testimony against John Gotti is credited with putting the former Gambino boss behind bars. While on trial, Gravano confessed to committing 19 murders.
After a 2002 conviction for drug trafficking, Gravano was sentenced to prison - where he remained until 2017.
The 1930s were a tumultuous time in the Tampa underworld. Dubbed the “Era of Blood” by local journalists, the sound of shotgun blasts was a common occurrence as competing gangs vied for control of lucrative rackets - including illegal gambling.
One well-liked gambling house proprietor in Tampa, Evaristo “Tito” Rubio operated the El Dorado. Known throughout Tampa’s Cuban community, Rubio was a dapper dresser and contributor to charitable causes. Rubio ran some of the city’s more successful gambling businesses.
In March 1938, Rubio returned to his residence just west of Ybor City where he was greeted by an unwelcome visitor.
In case you missed it - "The Sopranos" are back. A prequel movie is in the works from the series' creator David Chase. Via Variety
Would you be able to correctly piece together the 206 bones that make up the human body? A skilled forensic anthropologist can reconstruct a skeleton in about fifteen minutes. 💀
Forensic anthropologists study human skeletal remains to determine their identity. Wear on bones helps to establish age. The size and shape of the skull and pelvis help determine sex. The length of the femur, or thigh bone, helps determine height. Bones can also show forensic anthropologists how a person died. Gunshot wounds and other trauma can be seen in skeletal remains. Even diseases as wide ranging as tuberculosis, cancer and syphilis leave marks on the skeleton.
Once outlawed, gambling was re-legalized in Nevada this month in 1931. State government hoped legal gaming would be Nevada’s way out of the Great Depression.
It proved to be a huge success – setting the framework for Las Vegas’ rise as the gaming capital of the world. 🎲
Have you ever wondered who smuggled liquor into the United States during Prohibition? Rum runners operated across the country, illegally importing spirits from around the world.
In Los Angeles, Tony “the Hat” Cornero used a fleet of shrimp boats to smuggle Canadian liquor into Southern California. Smuggling made him a millionaire. It also made him a target for Los Angeles law enforcement. When they caught up to him, he reportedly said he was only trying to “keep 120 million people from being poisoned to death” with homemade moonshine.
After Prohibition, Cornero operated illegal gambling boats off the Southern California coast. He also invested in a handful of Las Vegas casinos, including the Stardust.
On this day in 1944, Mob boss Louis "Lepke" Buchalter was executed at Sing Sing Prison.
As the head of the hit squad “Murder Inc.,” Buchalter worked alongside Albert Anastasia to ensure contract killings for the Mob were carried out.
He was found guilty on murder charges in the early 1940s and sentenced to death via electric chair – the only Mob boss in U.S. history to receive this punishment.