It's Past Time For Harry Reid To Clear Up Mafia Allegations
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid long has been dogged by allegations that he was a tool of the Mafia during his former days as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, and it now is time for him to resolve the controversy by authorizing the release of his FBI file.
Reid was called "'Mr. Clean Face' by Kansas City mobster Joe Agosto who had turned federal witness in the FBI's case against the mob skimming of casino dollars," and "Agosto was recorded on FBI tape saying that 'I gotta Clean Face in my pocket'" as reported by John Kass for the Chicago Tribune.
Reid says he was called "Clean Face" because he was beyond reproach, and state gaming regulators say Agosto's claim otherwise was an untrue boast.
Who ya gonna believe: the mobster or the politician?