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Monday, August 29, 2011

Bellagio Bandit Gets 3-11 Years Behind Bars

Carleo holding up the Bellagio
The son of a former Las Vegas judge, Anthony Michael Carleo, couldn't parlay his political connections into a shorter sentence. The so-called Bellagio Bandit wore a motorcycle helmit as he carried out a Hollywood movie-style holdup at the Bellagio casino late last year.
Carleo in court

Read the facts surrounding the heist and several others that Carleo perpitrated in order to feed his drug addiction to painkellers. and

Monday, August 15, 2011

How Did Marilyn Monroe Really Die? Part I

How did this Sex bomb...

...wind up like this?

There has been a wealth of misinformation flooding the Internet and other sources ever since Marilyn Monroe died under most suspicious circumstances in 1962. Various theories still float around regarding exactly how the megawattage star actually met her end.

During a live interview on a True Crime Uncensored radio show., July 16, 2011, which is archived at, I was asked by the host if I could shed any light on the death since Slick Hanner talks about it in our book Thief.

In a coming post I'm going to reveal what I told the interviewers, Burl Barer & Howard Lapides, based on Slick's best friend's testimony, and the FBI files that are now in the public domain.

Stay tuned.