> Bob Cooley . .. . > Butch Petrocelli . > Tony Spilotro
> Pat Marcy . . . . .> Judge Maloney .. > Count Dante
> Harry Aleman. ..> Judge Wilson . . ..> Ed Genson
> Marco D'Amico ..> Alderman Roti. .. > Guest Appearances
> John D'Arco Sr ..> John D'Arco Jr

Tony Spilotro, in 1974, then the Outfit’s main enforcer
in Las Vegas.

The following Monday, Moe paid me a visit at my office with his group’s top enforcers, Tony Spilotro and Fat Herbie Blitzstein. Tony was a little guy, with the face of a bulldog and a well-known vicious temper. Herbie was easily 300 pounds with a Glen Miller type beard and a giant potbelly. He looked like one of those crazy professional wrestlers.

Tony pointed to Moe and said, “He says you lost some money and you owe him some money.”

I tried to explain, but Tony cut me right off and barked, “I don’t want to hear that nonsense. That’s a pile of bullshit. You owe us. We want the money and I’ll be back tomorrow to collect the money.”

When Corruption Was King © 2004 by Robert Cooley and Hillel Levin

  From 1986 to 1989, criminal defense attorney Robert Cooley wore a recording device and developed criminal cases against mobsters and corrupt officials. His investigation led to nine federal trials in the Nineties and convictions or guilty pleas for twenty-four.  

“Bob is every bit the hero because he didn’t have to
do what he did.”

Tom Durkin, former First
Assistant U.S. Attorney

“The man is a paragon of corruption. The man is
walking slime.”

Criminal Defense Attorney
Edward M. Genson

Never has a federal investigation accomplished
so much, and never has an investigation revolved as
much around one man. But
to this day, the reasons why Cooley decided to cooperate with federal authorities remain a mystery.

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