Tony Galeota, Miami’s Most Notorious Strip Club Owner, Went Legit In Panama And Ended Up in Prison


For two decades, Tony Galeota ran Porky’s — Miami’s most notorious strip club, a place where Russian and South American mobsters mingled with athletes, politicians and priests, and where drugs and sex were sold as often as cold beers. Time and again, Galeota avoided arrest, even when the feds busted his partner in an elaborate scheme including trying to buy a Soviet-era submarine to smuggle drugs to the States. But three years ago, Galeota moved to Panama, where prostitution is legal, to try to go legit. Big mistake. Now he’s rotting in Panama’s worst prison. Miami New Times has the story