Evaristo "Tito" Rubio
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Evaristo "Tito" Rubio (February 5, 1902 - March 8, 1938): was the Spanish speaking partner of mobster Charlie Wall and a major player in illegal gambling in Ybor City, Florida. Wall had the pedigree in Tampa, Florida's Anglo community. Rubio was his key man with the Latins. Bolita throwing was an important part of Tampa culture at that time. Rubio was part owner of the El Dorado and Lincoln Club in Tampa, Florida. see: Scott Deitche's book, Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld, published in 2004. He was attacked and killed on the back porch of his home on 15th St. in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, on March 8, 1938. http://www.tampapix.com/tampa1940s7.htm.
Eddie Virella, "Tito's" former partner at the Lincoln Club, was shot down by gunmen little more than a year before on 31 January 1937.
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