- "Our agreement's still good, you'll get your money."
- ―Pepe Socarras[src]
Socarras took advantage of the corrupt nature of Fulgencio Batista's regime to prosper, but when Fidel Castro took over he had to make a deal with Samuele Mangano to prevent his casino being taken over by the Government.
Later that year, Socarras stole a business plan from Juan-Pablo Del Monte, a Cuban politician. Furious, Del-Monte had Dominic Corleone smash up the Casino Imperial until Socarras promised not to put his plan into action.