THIEF! The Gutsy, True Story of an Ex-Con Artist

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Sunday, December 31, 2006

great poker room

As a former poker room manager and poker player I highly recommend the Stratosphere casino poker room.Their tournaments and live play are the best I have seen.

Poker tip-always play in a room where you feel comfortable .

Friday, December 29, 2006


Just in case it wasn't clear...the info about Mugsy being Marilyn's killer appears in our book, THIEF! The Gutsy, True Story of an Ex-Con Artist.


Tommy G Show Report

Talking on New Jersey 101.5 FM last night for nearly an hour was great fun! The switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree, Tommy G said. Maybe it was the sensational topic...namely, a certain part of Marilyn Monroe's anatomy and how Slick says she died. New Jersey listeners are NOT afraid to speak their mind.

For the record, Slick's boyhood chum, Leroy, was part of Mugsy Tortorella's crew. Mugsy was under Sam Giancana, Chicago's crime boss. Leroy told Slick about 40 years ago that Mugsy was one of two guys who killed Marilyn by putting Nebutal-laced suppositories up Marilyn's rear end after she was already unconscious, seriously drugged. Nembutal, a powerful poison that enters the bloodstream quickly, leaves nary a trace.

It was mobster Giancana's hope that RFK would be implicated in Marilyn's death. Attorney General, RFK, had been turning the screws on organized crime, threatening to wipe it out. Several of Marilyn's neighbors attested they saw RFK enter the star's residence the night she was killed. So implicating RFK with Marilyn's murder was doable.

The CIA wanted her out of the way because she was threatening to tell about her affairs with JFK and RFK. Marilyn's housekeeper had called the police when she discovered Marilyn's body. The CIA came in to clean up the "mess" after the LAPD called them, rearranging Marilyn's body to make it look like suicide. RFK and his brother came out smelling like a rose.

In fact, the above story, which Leroy told Slick sometime in the late 1960s, was repeated almost word for word in the book Double Cross by Sam and Chick Giancana, the mob kingpin's godson and brother, in 1992. The book confirms Leroy's earlier statements.

Anyone out there care to comment?

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

We're on for Thursday, Dec. 28, at midnight with Tommy G

Tommy G just called to tell me everything is set for tomorrow night's live interview about Slick's and my book, Thief. If you're not in broadcast range, just go to where you can catch the live interview online.

Comments are welcome!

Breaking News! New Jersey radio interview moved to Thursday

My live interview with Tommy G on New Jersey 101.5 FM radio has been moved to Thursday, December 28, at midnight. Actually, that's good news for me. It gives me more time to spread the word. Sooooo tell all your friends!

If you have questions about THIEF! just let me know by clicking comments below.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

THIEF! Live interview TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT on New Jersey 101.5 FM radio

If you live in the New Jersey area and sack out early, be sure to set your alarm for MIDNIGHT tonight, Tuesday, December 26. Radio show late-night host Tommy G interviews co-author Cherie Rohn live on New Jersey 101.5 FM. Don't miss the fun when Cherie talks about how Marilyn Monroe was taken out by the mob and more. Post your questions and comments right here before and following the show.

Unpublished excerpt from THIEF!

Slick and I were talking about some of the stories that didn't make it (for one reason or another) into THIEF! Here's one of them:
On Keeping Your Mouth Shut around Mob Guys

Between the years 1964-1970, I lived and conned my way around Miami, Florida. The city was loaded with tan gangsters puffing Cuban cigars. With Mafia guys, I found out that if you kept your mouth shut, mobsters would tell you everything. But if you asked a bunch of questions, they'd clam up. It wasn't just Miami, but everywhere I ran into them—from Chicago Outfit headquarters to Las Vegas casinos—that they acted this way.

One day a Lucchese soldier I was in the restaurant business with by the name of Lucio asked me to drive one of his crew down to the beach. For some reason, the guy couldn't take his own car. I didn't say anything. A few minutes passed and I asked where we were going? He told me not to worry; just keep driving. I kept my mouth shut and did as he ordered.

We arrived at the Singapore Hotel on Collins. He told me to wait in the car. About 30 minutes later, he came out, got in the car and said nothing. As we drove back to Lucio's in complete silence, the guy got very fidgety and chain-smoked 5 cigarettes. Finally, he couldn't stand it any longer and blurted out, "Do you know who I was just with?"

"No," I answered.

"Jimmy Blue Eyes," he said, puffing out his chest on account of meeting Myer Lansky's chief muscle.

Moral of the story: Keep your mouth shut and you learn everything.

By keeping my mouth shut, I found out who really killed Marilyn Monroe and how they did it. You can read the details in my book THIEF!

poker in vegas

10 years ago 7 card stud was the bread and butter game in las vegas. Now with hold um
no one knows the game??? was it the internet

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I think Christmas is a great day for my first post. Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday.

Watch for the date and time of my live interview about THIEF with DJ, Tommy G, on New Jersey 101.5 FM.

Lots more info to come! Please come back often and share your ideas and stories on mob speak.

Best Wishes,

Cherie Rohn