Ciro Mancuso

Ciro Mancuso

Born 1949

Ciro Mancuso was a Nevada based drug dealer convicted of running a $140-million marijuana smuggling operation for more than a decade. In cooperation with a foreign exchange student from Thailand, Ciro Mancuso built one of the largest domestic drug cartels in U.S. history ha The son of immigrants from Italy, Ciro was a real estate developer before venturing into the lucrative narcotics business.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born in 1949.


1990 41 Years Old It took the government twelve years to build a case against Mancuso. Anthony White, assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada, brought charges against Ciro Mancuso in 1990 and it was hailed as one of the largest drug conspiracy cases in state history. … Read More
1995 46 Years Old He was sentenced to nine years in prison on June 27, 1995 Mancuso's sentence was greatly reduced because of his cooperation with the government in cases against other alleged organization members and Mancuso's lawyer Patrick Hallinan. … Read More


2006 57 Years Old His daughter, Julia Mancuso, is a current member of the U.S. Ski Team, won the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and the silver medal in the downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. … Read More
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