Mobbed Up: The Fight For Las Vegas, Season 2

Jun 14, 08:00 AM
From casino floors to count rooms to courtrooms, and from Washington, D.C., to Detroit to the neon glow of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German guides listeners through stories he covered as a young journalist in the 1970s and 1980s. Season 2 of “Mobbed Up” is an 8-part narrative detailing Mafia-family control of about one-third of the Strip’s casinos; the rise and disappearance of Teamsters legend Jimmy Hoffa, who used pension funds to bankroll the construction of many mob-run resorts; fighting among federal investigators and judges; the clash between entertainment legends Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson to replace the mob and own the Aladdin hotel, and a congressional impeachment and conviction of a key figure in the fight for Las Vegas.

The first two episodes will be released on June 21st, with new episodes added each Monday. The Mobbed Up series is a collaborative production from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Mob Museum. For more information, visit www.reviewjournal.com/mobbedup. And now here's an exclusive look into Mobbed Up, Season 2.