Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Tony Cornero surrounded by staff and Radio News Reel broadcasting equipment on his newly refurbished gambling ship, the Bunker Hill (also known as the Lux), which was meant to operate offshore of Los Angeles. After the Bunker Hill’s opening night, however, Cornero and five of his aides were arrested on felony charges of criminal conspiracy to conduct gambling games and serve alcohol without a license. After his arrest, Cornero announced that he was ready to go to the United States Supreme court to keep the Bunker Hill running. Cornero was also “admiral” of the Rex, another gambling vessel which was forced to suspend operations in 1938.
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Gambling--California--Los Angeles Crime Government Economy Ships--American--California--Los Angeles Cornero, Tony (Anthony Stralla), 1900-