"We had a goddamn arrangement!"
―Carlo Arquero

Carlo Arquero was a character in L.A. Noire. He was the Italian mobster and boxing manager of Albert Hammond, and was later a suspect in his disappearance.

Events of L.A. Noire

Under the urging of powerful gangster Mickey Cohen, Carlo convinced Albert Hammond to take a fall in his match against Kid Galahad - at least, he assumed he had, as he promised Hammond a reasonable sum. Word spread about Hammond taking a dive and that many powerful people had a lot of money on it, including Roy Earle and many other Vice detectives.

On fight night, however, Hammond was too prideful to take the dive. He knocked out Galahad, winning the fight, before escaping out of the locker room window. Arquero was furious, knowing that if he didn't get Hammond, he would be killed, as many powerful people had money on Galahad. Cohen sent his men out looking for Hammond while Arquero went to interrogate Hammond's girlfriend, Candy Edwards. Before getting anything out of Edwards, Phelps and Earle arrived at Candy's apartment and found Arquero assaulting her. Cole proceeded to fistfight Arquero.

After Edwards collected her and Hammond's winnings from the bets they'd placed on him to win at various bookmakers, Arquero found Edwards in a bus depot in Hollywood. He stabbed her in the chest and shot a round out of Candy's Smith & Wesson revolver as cover, killing her within seconds. He then went to the Egyptian Theatre to kill Hammond, though once again Phelps and Earle arrived. Cole killed Arquero and let Hammond go with the money, much to the annoyance of Earle and the mystification of the police force. Phelps announces to advancing police forces that Hammond must've skipped town after the fight and was never at the theatre, the truth lost to all but himself and Roy.

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  • "I don't want to talk right now. I'm sick of running fighters too thick to know what's best for them."
  • "I ever catch that son of a bitch, he's gonna get it good. That's all I've got to say."