LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Reputed Chicago crime figure Anthony Spilotro wanted two hit men to kill the murderer of entertainer Barbara McNair's husband, an FBI agent testified.
Spilotro told the late Mafia member Frank 'The Bomp' Bompensiero he could give the job to two hit men who worked for him, FBI agent Bud Hall testified Tuesday during testimony on pre-trial defense motions seeking to suppress evidence in a pending racketeering trial against Spilotro and three other men.
'Spilotro indicated to Bompensiero that he would kill whomever killed Rick Manzie and that he had two killers working for him by the names of Joey Hansen and Paul Shiro,' testified Hall.
Manzie, 36, the husband of Barbara McNair, was shot to death in the couple's Las Vegas home in December 1976. Law enforcement sources indicated Manzie had been a friend of Spilotro's.
Hall testified Tuesday he learned of Spilotro's desire to track down the Manzie killers in a conversation with Bompensiero a month after the 1976 murder.
The Spilotro-Bompensiero conversation about the Manzie killing occurred Jan. 12, 1977, during a meeting with Las Vegas advertising executive Jerry May, head of the now defunct Southwest Advertising Agency, said Hall.
Bompensiero was killed the following month -- Feb. 10, 1977 -- in a San Diego telephone booth. Bompensiero had been a lifelong member of the Mafia and an FBI informant a decade before he was killed.