Peter Joseph Simone
, also known as "Las Vegas Pete" (born 1945), is a Kansas City, Missouri
organized crime figure who is thought to be involved in running illegal gaming activities.
In April 1992, Simone was convicted of money laundering
in a video poker
scam and sentenced to four years imprisonment. Simone was released on probation in 1996 and placed on three years probation. In May 1997, Simone was listed in the Missouri Gaming Commission
", which bars undesirables from entering Missouri casinos.
On January 2, 1999, only two months before the end of his probation period, Simone was caught playing craps
at Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel & Casino
. Although sentenced to spend one day in jail, Simone's probation
period was extended 12 months with four months of electronically monitored house arrest
. Later in 1999, Simone violated probation again as Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) agents observed him at a strip club
for over three hours. This time, Simone went back to prison.
On February 29, 2000, Simone was released from federal custody. He is thought by the FBI to the underboss of the Kansas City crime family
- United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Organized Crime and Use of Violence: hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. 1980. *
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