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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More from the Mob Museum...

LAS VEGAS (July 2014) – On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 and 13, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host the exclusive first Las Vegas screenings of Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger. August 12 is the one-year anniversary of Bulger’s conviction on 11 murder charges along convictions on charges of racketeering, narcotics and money laundering.
The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 7 p.m. on both days with seating starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include Museum admission, popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount.
Once ranked No. 2 on America’s Most Wanted list after Osama Bin Laden, James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized the city of Boston for years without ever being charged with so much as a misdemeanor. The infamous gangster wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston. Separating the man from the myth, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking new allegations.
With unprecedented access, filmmaker Joe Berlinger utilizes the sensational trial against Bulger as a springboard to explore corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with retired FBI agents, Massachusetts state police, victims, lawyers, gangsters, journalists and federal prosecutors, Berlinger scrutinizes Bulger’s relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice—a dynamic that ultimately allowed Bulger to reign over a criminal empire for decades.
Space is limited. To make reservations for either screening call (702) 229-2734 or log onto
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mob Speak highlights news from the Mob Museum in Las Vegas:
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 Crime Beat Radio Show Schedule

Berl Barer
  • July 17—Catherine Pelonero, author of  A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences. Read more..
  • July 24—Chris Cippolini, author of Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangster Legend. Read more..
  • July 31—Burl Barer*, author of Body Count, Fatal Beauty and other true crime books. Read more..
  • August 7—Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, authors of Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love. Read more..
  • August 14—Joseph Sales, author of Joey The Needle: The Man Who Would Be King of Steroids. Read more..
  • August 21—Bob Deasy, author of Uncle Charlie: A Life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Drug Lords, Command Appearance. Read more.. 

On the air since January 28, 2011, Crime Beat is a weekly hour-long radio program that airs every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.  Crime Beat presents fascinating topics that bring listeners closer to the dynamic underbelly of the world of crime. Guests have included ex-mobsters, undercover law enforcement agents, sports officials, informants, prisoners, drug dealers and investigative journalists, who have provided insights and fresh information about the world’s most fascinating subject: crime.

Crime Beat is currently averaging 160,000 listeners plus, from over 120 countries world-wide each week, and the figure is growing. All shows are archived for 24-7 listening. Crime Beat is hosted by award-winning crime writer and documentary producer Ron Chepesiuk ( and broadcast journalist and freelance writer Will Hryb.

Ronald Herd I1, the popular Internet radio host and regular listener of Crime Beat, said: "Crime Beat sounds like an organized crime greatest hits collection...I am loving it!" Tom Hart of Atlanta, Georgia, writes: “I am a BIG fan of your show and enjoy the variety of guests you have on your show. “Keep up the good work.”  Carolyn Yarema of Toronto, Canada writes, "fabulous program guys' ... my husband Chi Chi and I never miss the show."

* Here's more info on Berl Barer, co-host of Crime Beat Radio. (Mobwriter was a feathured speaker several years ago)

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Born in Walla Walla, WA. Lived in Seattle, Las Vegas, and currently, L.A.
About Me:
Edgar Award winner and two-time Anthony Award nominee, I write mystery fiction, true crime, Tie-Ins for movies/TV, and make myself a general media nuisance. I currently live in the Greater Los Angeles other words, the valley (Van Nuys) but LOVE Santa Monica and wish I could move back to the other side of the hill.
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
My nephews Lee and Tod Goldberg also write books, so they must be on the list.
Leslie Charteris, creator of THE SAINT -- anything he wrote is fine with me.
Jack Olsen -- good friend and mentor -- his "Last Man Standing" is one of the best books I've ever read.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
I love movies

Crime Beat airs weekly every Thursday at 8 P.M. EST on the Artist First World Radio Network at To contact the Crime Beat radio program for interviews, e-mail or call 803-366-5440.