Denver’s Last Mafia Boss Dies

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The last of Denver's old-time mobsters died in October, ending a colorful chapter of city history. Clarence “Chauncey” Smaldone was the youngest of three brothers who operated out of a North Denver restaurant, Gaetano's. Flashy in their wide-brimmed hats and floral ties, they ran gambling and loan-sharking for a good part of the last century. Ryan Warner talks to Denver Post columnist Dick Kreck.