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Sources: Investigation of the Death of Mobster-Gambler Mert Wertheimer

AP News, “Mob Informant Dropped from Witness Protection Program,” Richard L. Vernaci, Aug. 20, 1987.

A Report on Chicago Crime, Virgil Peterson/Chicago Crime Commission, 1966.

Certificate of Death, Myrton “Mert” Wertheimer, July 21, 1958.

Kill The Irishman, Rick Porrello, Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Los Angeles Times, “Gambler, Lou Wertheimer, Dies Here, 69,” May 28, 1958.

Los Angeles Times, “Wertheimer, Nevada Gambling Figure, Dies,” July 21, 1958.

The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy (“the Weasel”) Fratianno, Ovid Demaris, Ishi Press, 2020.

The New York Times, “Mert Wertheimer Dies,” July 21, 1958.

The Rise of the Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History of Reno Gaming, 1931-1981, Dwayne Kling, University of Nevada Press: Reno, 1999.