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Sixty years ago, a bolita operator was gunned down and the mob firmed its hold on Tampa

Numbers runner Joe "Pelusa " Diaz was murdered in a mob hit on July 2, 1958 after leaving the home of his mistress. As head of The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Vice Squad at the time, Ellis Clifton led the investigation. In this 2006 video, Clifton talks about the Diaz murder and what he learned. (June 27, 2018) VIDEO: Pete Guzzo, EDITING: Tracee Stockwell, MUSIC "Ofelias Dream", Tampa Bay Times

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