12-23-2009, 12:31 AM #1
FL - Mob backstory: Police arrest 10 in Char-Pal Lounge drug sting
Police arrest 10 in Char-Pal Lounge drug sting
TAMPA ó The sordid history of one of Tampa's very own mob landmarks gained a new chapter Thursday when police arrested 10 people in an undercover drug sting at the Busch Boulevard bar.
Most people know Char-Pal Lounge as the place where notorious New York enforcer Henry Hill and accomplices beat a local bar owner until he agreed to pay his gambling debts.
The scene was immortalized and exaggerated in Martin Scorcese's film Goodfellas when the on-screen Hill threatened to throw the debtor to the lions...."Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes really, pressure, and time..."
Morgan Freeman as Red,
virtue may be missed but sin can't hide.
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