Where Are They Now?

Joseph Conforte

Deceased, 2019

Godfather to legal prostitution, underworld boss of Northern Nevada, one FBI’s most wanted


Sally Conforte

Deceased, 1992

First legal brothel owner in America (1971), second female boxing manager (1976)

John Colletti Senior

Deceased, 2007

Dedicated friend and bodyguard to Joseph Conforte

Margarita Delacruz

Deceased, 1984

Joseph Conforte’s girlfriend

Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena

Deceased, 1976

Once fifth-ranked world heavyweight boxer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, murdered at Mustang Ranch

Bernardo “The Bomber” Mercado


Runner-up contender for world heavyweight boxing title behind Leon Spinks, circa 1980. Lives in his home country of Columbia.