VEGAS LEGEND WAS AN FBI SNITCH

LEFTY ROSENTHAL

Controversial Las Vegas figure Lefty Rosental died earlier this month. Rosenthal was a Vegas legend.  He became famous after Robert De Niro’s portrayal of a fictional character based on his life in the 1995 movie Casino.

Thursday’s Las Vegas Review Journal featured a column by Jane Ann Morrison that makes the claim that Rosenthal, portrayed until now as a figure who stood up to the feds and never cooperated with them, was in actuality an FBI informant.

The Morrison piece claims Rosenthal was an informant for years. Despite being heavily involved in wiretapping and skimming operations at a number of Las Vegas casinos, Rosenthal was never charged. Even though a multitude of Las Vegas organized crime figures ended up in jail, Rosenthal actually had Las Vegas sheriff Ralph Lamb testify FOR him as a character witness.

Rosenthal’s involvement as a government informant may explain the famous 1982 car bombing which he survived.

 

ROSENTHAL SURVIVED THE 1982 CAR-BOMBING OF HIS CADILLAC IN LAS VEGAS

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One Response to “VEGAS LEGEND WAS AN FBI SNITCH”

  1. Eileen Rosenthal Says:

    My grandfather owned a saloon in Riverdale, IL. His nickname was “Blinky” Rosenthal.
    Was he a member of the mafia? I can’t find where he is buried. It seems Mafia members have nicknames.

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