Samuel Anselma Fiorella (born September 4, 1925 in Alabama; died March 24, 1991 in Jefferson County) was a gambler and bookmaker accused of operating an illegal gaming house at the former Beverly Club or Kid McCoy residence off of U.S. Highway 31 in northern Shelby County. He settled a suit by the Internal Revenue Service seeking payment of taxes due from himself and the Shades Ridge Holding Company. He was later convicted on federal obstruction of justice charges and sentenced to prison at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. In 1977 he was indicted for participating in a sports book by telephone from that prison.
- "Gambling indictments issued in Jefferson, Shelby counties" (July 6, 1977) UPI/Florence Times-Tri Cities Daily
- "Longtime gambler dies" (March 27, 1991) Associated Press/Tuscaloosa News
- Samuel Fiorella at Findagrave.com