Colorado Experience

The Smaldones: Family of Crime

Season 2 Episode 209 | 28m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

The Smaldone brothers took control of Denver’s underworld in 1933, after then-crime boss Joe Roma’s body was found riddled with bullets in his home. They specialized in bootlegging, bookmaking, and gambling. To some, they were saints who took care of their community and provided food for poor families; to others, they were ruthless criminals.

Aired: 11/20/14

Rating: NR

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