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Hit Me! : Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers
by Danielle Gomes and Jay Bonansinga


Overview - Las Vegas, 1970s--a golden age of Glitter Gulch corruption. Dennis Gomes--the youngest division chief in Gaming Control Board history--whipped a ragtag group of auditors into hardened, gun-slinging investigators, and shattered clich s about milquetoast accountant cops.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Las Vegas, 1970s--a golden age of Glitter Gulch corruption. Dennis Gomes--the youngest division chief in Gaming Control Board history--whipped a ragtag group of auditors into hardened, gun-slinging investigators, and shattered clich s about milquetoast accountant cops. Coming within a hair's breadth of death more than once, Gomes capped off his tenure with the famous bust of the Stardust skim, portrayed in the book and movie Casino. In Hit Me , there's action to fill a dozen Scorsese films--midnight raids, heart-rending showgirl romances, and deadly double-crosses. And the cast of characters reads like a roll call of gangster lore. But no matter how much evidence Gomes uncovered, or how many witnesses and informants were bloodied, Gomes was swept aside by a political system that was dirty to its core. It took nearly three decades, but in 2007, Gomes made a date with destiny at The Family Secrets Trial--the justice system finally taking out a "hit" on the mob. In a Chicago courtroom on July 30, 2007, Gomes--a key prosecutorial witness--finally settled all scores. Dennis Gomes, who passed away in February 2012, will be posthumously inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in October 2012.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780762780723
  • ISBN-10: 076278072X
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 267
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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