Tampa Mafia

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CHARLIE WALL: THE BOLITA KINGPIN
Charlie Wall would conduct illegal gambling meetings in his home wearing his iconic robe. Hollywood...
Dorothy Puleo being booked on bolita charges by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in June 1962
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BOLITA
Forget everything you think you know about Tampa mafia wives and girlfriends in the 1950s....
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BOLITA VICE SQUAD
In March of 1958, Buddy Meisch, a young hard-nosed ex-Tampa cop turned deputy, had been...
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THE HIT THAT EXPOSED SOME OF TAMPA’S ELITE
Jimmy Velasco Wearing a long coat and a hat that covered half his face, the...
TAMPA CRIME BOSS SANTO TRAFFICANTE JR PLAYS A CENTRAL ROLE IN THRILLER ‘MAFIA SPIES’
TAMPA CRIME BOSS SANTO TRAFFICANTE JR PLAYS A CENTRAL ROLE IN THRILLER ‘MAFIA SPIES’
Tampa organized crime boss Santo Trafficante Jr. is pictured at the Sans Souci nightsclub in...
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THE BEST OF TAMPA’S MOBSTER HANGOUTS
The original Malio's Restaurant located on South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Florida. THE HIDDEN...
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THE RISE OF CASTRO AND THE FALL OF THE HAVANA MOB
Fidel Castro’s revolution swept former president Fulgencio Batista out of Cuba on December 31, 1958....