|“||It's MARCONI, you f***ing imbecile! Damn it, you made me spit out my gum!||„|
Tony Marconi, appearing as a recurring character in Season 1 and Season 5 of Criminal Case, was first suspected in three murder investigations in the Industrial Area before turning out to be the killer of The Vipers' leader, Salvador Cordero, in Into the Vipers' Nest (Case #11 of Grimsborough). He was then suspected as a jailed convict in two murder investigations in Maple Heights.
Tony is a 57-year-old (now-ex) gangster with short black hair. He is the manager of the Blue Flamingo nightclub and the head of Hawk Eye Security.
In his first suspect appearance, he wears a gray suit without a tie. Underneath his suit is a white dress shirt with the top buttons undone. He also wears a gold chain and a bandage on his neck.
In his second suspect appearance, he ditches the bandage and has scratches lower down his neck. It is discovered that he uses hand sanitizer.
In his third suspect appearance, his scratches have healed and it is revealed that he is in contact with cats and wears Eau d'Homme.
In his fourth suspect appearance, he has an oil stain on his suit. It is noted that he is asthmatic and chews gum.
In his fifth suspect appearance, he wears a prison uniform, concealed by an apron with an Italy flag on its right. He also has a VOTE RED badge on the left side of his apron. It is learned that he is superstitious, wears riding boots and smokes water pipe.
In his sixth suspect appearance, he ditches his apron and it is determined that he can handle guns and is right-handed.
In his seventh suspect appearance, his hair is now graying at the sides and he sports chest hair. He wears a patterned yellow shirt under a red crocodile skin jacket with a yellow handkerchief in his right breast pocket and a gold chain on his neck. It is observed that he eats chili pepper, takes antidepressants and owns a crocodile skin wallet.
In his eighth suspect appearance, it is deduced that he eats waffle pops and uses a Kameroid 260.
Events of Criminal Case
Tony first appeared in this case where he was under suspicion of murdering Ned Dillard because Dave Simmons had told Jones and the player that the house where Ned was found dead was his. When it was revealed that Dennis Brown (Ned's bodyguard) had been hired to kill Ned, it was suspected that he ordered the hit, but there was no substantial proof. Dave Simmons knew about his illegal businesses, and maybe worked for him.
Tony was thought to have murdered Anton Levin. However, there was no proof that Tony either killed Anton nor ordered the hit. He came to the case when the team found a photo showing him and Dimitri Balanchine in Anton's mobile phone. The team became desperate to find something on him.
Tony became a suspect again after one of his strippers at the Blue Flamingo nightclub was killed. The team thought they had him this time but then they found that the killer was in fact the barmaid of the Blue Flamingo, Alice August.
The team saw him again was when the Vipers' gang leader Salvador Cordero was found dead on his car. Tony tried to evade arrest by filing a restraining order against Jones, who he believed had a maniacal obsession with him, even going further by threatening to file a restraining order against the whole Police Department after Ramirez talked to Tony. After thorough investigation, all evidence pointed on Tony and he was finally convicted. Tony killed Salvador because Salvador was hurting a prostitute named Ginger, believing that he had the right taking peoples' lives should harm come to women. Tony was arrested and taken to court, where he was found guilty of Salvador's murder, and sentenced to a minimum jail term of 20 years. While Jones was satisfied for finally putting Tony behind bars, he was disappointed because he jailed Tony for Salvador's murder, and not for one of his other shady business deals. In the midst of Tony's detainment, Ginger took over the Blue Flamingo.
Tony made a post-indictment appearance when Ramirez told Jones and the player that he wanted to speak to the team in person to make a deal in exchange for information about the late king of Sultanistan, but Jones was not happy when he had to talk to Tony as he feared Tony would not cooperate.
As the conversation started, Tony turned his prison cell into a bistro, angering Jones to no end. Tony would be willing to tell the team what Khalid's intentions were at the condition of him being granted a pardon, diplomatic immunity, and a residence in Maple Heights and Tony's nonsense wasted the team's time. Jones was really irate about Tony's recent nonsense in prison.
The team then found a conditional release file in which Tony would be out of jail from 8 in the morning up until 8 in the night every Saturday of the week, which allowed him to enjoy riding horses at the Horse Riding League. Jones wanted answers from Tony, but Tony made it clear that the Mayor approved Tony's conditional release, but as with the first conversation, Tony was giving Jones excessive gibberish, angering Jones even more.
Tony was crossing the line taking advantage of his temporary release by going to the stables, in which Jones suspected Tony of wanting King Khalid Souleyman dead, but was found to be in very good behavior in his 20-year jail term after Hilda Tipton was declared guilty of grand homicide.
The team found a hand gun inside a trash can in the "Election Podium" crime scene in which the serial number was deciphered, then sent to Alex for analysis. The analysis turned out that the gun's owner was Tony. The team hurried to Tony's prison cell where Tony told the team that he had nothing to do with the murder of Adam Bentley, but the team informed Tony that his gun was used to kill Adam. Tony also told the team that the gun used to kill Adam was confiscated from him when he was arrested for a driving offense years before this case, but in spite of Tony knowing how to use a gun, he made it clear that he could only go out on Saturdays and that he would only use a gun in self-defense.
Tony would not be charged for any more crimes when Chief King admitted that he killed Adam, felt guilty for his actions, and shot himself to death, thus all suspects implicated in the case were found innocent but at a tragic cost to the police.
Surprisingly, Tony became a suspect for the first time in over four years after Jones told Gloria and the player that he had attended a party that the victim was supposed to attend after her performance. After their reunion, Tony revealed that he had gotten into the entertainment business. He then offered Jones a cocktail, before Jones warned him to behave himself.
Tony was spoken to again about a destroyed portrait of himself that the victim had painted. He revealed that he had hired the victim to paint a portrait of him, but ripped it to shreds when he was displeased with the comedic interpretation of his face. He then stated that no one made fun of him in town, leading Gloria to suggest that he had taken his anger out on Meera.
Tony was found to be innocent for a seventh time after the team incarcerated Christian Bateman for Meera's murder. But he was later interrogated by Jones and the player about Zoe Kusama, a missing social worker that had been found with amnesia, who remembered seeing Tony's face. He denied knowing Zoe and told the two that he would never hurt a woman. He then promised to report to them if he heard anything about Zoe, before telling them that he was a changed man.
After arresting Paul Gigs's killer, Gloria and the player talked to Tony regarding Hawk Eye Security after Ramirez found out that he owned the company. Tony stated that he kept the company details secret because no one would trust the company if they knew that he was the owner, given his past. He then assured the team that there was no dirt to dig up on him.
Tony arrived at the scene of the crime shortly after Jones and the player did, telling them that Kalua was Blue Flamingo's star DJ. When he was interrogated, Tony said that Kalua was the club's biggest cash cow, her music attracting droves of kids to the Blue Flamingo. He said that whoever killed Kalua was "dead meat," figuratively speaking.
Later, the team found out through Cathy that Kalua was looking for a new job. Tony said that Kalua asked for a ridiculous pay raise that he did not accept, and so she threatened to move to the Infernal Chicken nightclub. Tony thought it stupid that she would threaten a former mobster, but reiterated that he did not do blackmail anymore and was a reformed man.
Tony was later found innocent when partygoer Robyn Ash was arrested for the crime. Jones and the player talked to him after the trial, however, after finding out that Hawk Eye Security was the company guarding the satellite that crashed in the Grimsborough forest a year prior. Tony said that DreamLife was the one who hired them. Later, he said that DreamLife was trying very hard to cover up anything about the satellite, even getting his employees to sign non-disclosure agreements so that they could not tell anyone, even him. Tony said that as a former mobster, he knew about shady dealings, and he said that DreamLife was very shady.
After arresting Juniper's killer, Tony arrived at the station to talk to Jones and the player about DreamLife, expressing his distrust in the company. He informed them that he had learned that his account was being paid by an anonymous contributor as well as DreamLife. After giving the two the account number, he asked the pair to keep him updated.
After arresting Kayla Markham's killer, Jones and the player interrogated Tony after they learned that Zoe had gone to confront him. They caught up with the two mid-confrontation, where Tony told them that Zoe had stormed in and started attacking him. Jones and the player then took Zoe home.
After arresting Mason Bloom's killer, Tony came to the precinct to talk about DreamLife. He told Gloria and the player that one of his sources had overheard a flight number for a scientist due in the next week. He then implored that they searched his briefcase at the maple orchard for the flight number as a sign of trust.
- Tony is one of the characters to physically appear in two seasons of the game.
- Tony is one of the characters to appear as a suspect in eight cases.
- Tony is one of the characters to appear as a quasi-suspect four times.
- Tony is one of the characters to physically appear in two districts of Grimsborough.
- Tony is one of the characters to physically appear in four districts of The Conspiracy.
- In Tony's second "arrest" photo, his prison outfit includes prison numbers on it, which is not the case in-game.
- The band aid on Tony's neck in Corpse in a Garden is seen as being off-white in-game, but turns white in his mugshot.
- In the cover art for Chapter 2 of The Art of Murder, Tony strongly resembles Joe Pesci, an American actor, comedian and singer.
- Corpse in a Garden (Case #2 of Grimsborough)
- The Grim Butcher (Case #3 of Grimsborough; mentioned)
- A Russian Case (Case #5 of Grimsborough)
- Good Cop Dead Cop (Case #6 of Grimsborough; mentioned)
- Beautiful No More (Case #8 of Grimsborough)
- Burned to the Bone (Case #9 of Grimsborough; mentioned)
- Into the Vipers' Nest (Case #11 of Grimsborough)
- The Kiss of Death (Case #16 of Grimsborough; crime scene appearance)
- One Wedding and a Funeral (Case #47 of Grimsborough; on a clue)
- All the King's Horses (Case #49 of Grimsborough)
- It All Ends Here (Case #51 of Grimsborough)
- The Poisoned Truth (Case #54 of Grimsborough; mentioned)
- Killing Time (Case #16 of Pacific Bay; mentioned)
- The Art of Murder (Case #12 of The Conspiracy)
- Gone Pear-Shaped (Case #13 of The Conspiracy)
- Byte the Dust (Case #14 of The Conspiracy; mentioned)
- Murder on the Dance Floor (Case #15 of The Conspiracy)
- Buzz Kill (Case #16 of The Conspiracy; mentioned)
- Downward-Facing Dead (Case #17 of The Conspiracy; mentioned)
- Game Over (Case #18 of The Conspiracy)
- The Lost City (Case #19 of The Conspiracy; mentioned)
- I Lost My Heart in Xerda (Case #23 of The Conspiracy)
- The Truth Hurts (Case #24 of The Conspiracy; mentioned)
- Bone of Contention (Case #26 of The Conspiracy; mentioned)
- Behind These Walls (Case #27 of The Conspiracy)