Cullotta laos had a lot of baggage. He was a career criminal and an admitted killer who had turned against his friends and associates to get a better deal for himself. How credible a witness would he be? When Oscar Goodman first heard about Cullotta cooperating with the authorities, he dismissed the matter as a non-event. He told a reporter that he wasn't concerned about Cullotta saying anything detrimental about Tony Spilotro because there wasn't anything detrimental to say. He added that Tony wished his old pal the best. Goodman further supported his client in a 1983 Los Angeles Times article. He said Spilotro was a gentleman and, "He's never lied to me...[but] I don't ask him things I may not want to know the answer to. I'm a need-to-know lawyer."
Dennis N. Griffin (Author)
Dennis N. Griffin retired in 1994 after a 20-year career in investigations and law enforcement in New York State. He and his wife Faith moved to Las Vegas shortly afterward. Dennis is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Las Vegas Valley Writers Group, Henderson Writers Group, and the Police Writers Association, Dennis is also author of the acclaimed Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Government Witness.