|Anthony "Red" Cervelli|
|Birth place||Chicago, Illinois|
|Profession|| Organized Crime Lieutenant|
|Relatives||Mrs. Cervelli - Mother|
|Relationships||Vincent Savino - Boss|
|Behind the scenes|
|Portrayed by||James Russo|
Red grew up in Chicago with Vincent Savino. They both became involved with the Rizzo Crime Family. Red was chosen to oversee the family's interest in the Savoy Casino, Las Vegas and moved to Vegas in 1959. He installed his mother in the casino's kitchens. He brought Nick "Beansy" Cota with him from Chicago to act as the casino's security chief and his primary enforcer. Vic Borelli is his other key enforcer.
Vincent is sent to Las Vegas to take over running the Savoy Casino. Red has disappointed Don Rizzo with his management of the operation, losing money to thieving employees and endangering the casino license by failing to control Sheriff Clyde Herrigan.
Savino quickly spots problems in the way the casino is working, rooting out a thieving dealer and ordering flowers removed from the tables because they are blocking the security cameras. Savino prioritizes finding the Sheriff and is able to located him with the help of corrupt District Attorney Rich Reynolds. He has Beansy murder Herrigan to prevent him from testifying against the organization.
Red is concerned when rancher Ralph Lamb is assigned to investigate the murder of one of his employees, accounts clerk Samantha Meade. Lamb roots out Credit Department Manager Bob Perrin as the culprit. Perrin was running a scam by keeping unsuitable client's credit lines open in exchange for bribes and Samantha uncovered his activity. Red was unaware of Perrin's activities. Savino orders Red to have Perrin killed in prison to prevent him giving evidence about the organization.
- Vincent Savino - Boss
- Nick "Beansy" Cota - Employee, Security
- Vincent Borelli - Employee, Security
- Bob Perrin - Employee, Credit Department Manager
- Samantha Meade - Employee, Accounts Clerk (deceased)
Behind the scenesEdit
|Season 1 appearances|
|"Pilot"||"Money Plays"||"All That Glitters"||"(Il)legitimate"||"Solid Citizens"|
|"The Real Thing"||"Bad Seeds"||"Exposure"||"Episode 9"||"Episode 10"|
|"Episode 11"||"Episode 12"||"Episode 13"|