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Was Reno City Councilman Crooked?

1923-1945 Reno, Nevada’s Third Ward city councilman during the 1920s and 1930s was “owned by” the local Mobsters, acted in their interests and protected them, contended Harold S. Smith, Jr., Harolds Club co-owner, in his…

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March 25, 2020

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January 8, 2020

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December 18, 2019

Nevada Mobsters Run Illegal Games at Oregon Retreat, Reportedly

1935-1939 The reach of Reno, Nevada’s Mobsters into gambling during their heyday allegedly extended to a small Oregon hideaway for California’s rich and famous: Currier’s Village. William “Bill/Curly” Graham and James “Jim/Cinch” McKay are said…

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December 13, 2019

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November 6, 2019

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August 16, 2019

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August 14, 2019

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August 1, 2018

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July 27, 2018

Lawsuit: I'm Entitled to a Cut

1931 In April 1931, the month after the new, liberal gambling law went into effect (March 19), Washoe County Sheriff E. Russell Trathen, per his job description, collected $20,000 (about $330,000 today) in gambling license…

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June 13, 2018

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March 14, 2018

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February 28, 2018