Archive for August 2019
TAMPA CRIME BOSS SANTO TRAFFICANTE JR PLAYS A CENTRAL ROLE IN THRILLER ‘MAFIA SPIES’
THOMAS MAIER’S DETAIL-PACKED BUT ENTERTAINING BOOK RECOUNTS THE CIA’s PLOT TO KILL CASTRO WITH THE HELP OF MAFIA BOSSES. We’re awash in conspiracy theories these days, and most of them are laughable. But one reason we might tend to believe them is that every once in a while a conspiracy theory turns out to be…Read More
SANTO TRAFFICANTE SR, A ‘Sicilian of the Old School,’ RULED TAMPA’S UNDERWORLD FOR MORE THAN A DECADE!
AN IMMIGRANT AT AGE 15, HE ROSE TO POWER VIA BOOTLEGGING, ILLEGAL GAMBLING, EVENTUALLY RELINQUISHING POWER TO SON On August 12, 1954, Tampa, Florida, Mafia boss Santo Trafficante Sr. died from stomach cancer. Laid to rest in a solid brass casket with glass lining, Trafficante’s body was driven through the streets of Ybor City, escorted…Read More