Black Massacre – Letter From FBI Agents To Hollywood Bigwigs

hoover with gunI received the following letter in a comment to one of my recent posts. The person who sent it is a former FBI agent who is involved in assisting FBI Agent John Connolly in his effort to straighten out the record and clear his name.  I thought it appropriate to post it on the blog this Sunday.  I do not agree with everything in it and will set out my differences at some later time. It does contain many things I agree with and I believe it should receive as much circulation as possible.

TO: THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES,
8949 WILSHIRE BLVD., BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90211
PERSONAL ATTENTION:
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
PRESIDENT, CHERYL BOONE ISAACS
CEO, DON HUDSON

DEAR MEMBERS AND EXECUTIVES OF THE ACADEMY:

Over three hundred years ago Montaigne said: “Nothing is so firmly believed as that which least is known.” The shameful prosecution of the highly commended former FBI Special Agent John Connolly, is now being libeled and defamed by the film Black Mass, confirms Montaigne’s prescience.

As representatives of John Connolly’s former FBI Agent supporters we applaud the investigative reporting of the Justice Watch Blog [The Justice Watch Blog] for their recent article: “Johnny Depp duped in “Black Mess?”; “Black Mass film exposed as libelous hoax!” [See Attached.] Our Former Agents Group is confident that once the Academy and its members are fully apprised of the heinous prosecutorial atrocity visited upon one of the FBI’s finest street agents, as evidenced by the irrefutable facts contained herein, the Academy may also recognize the excellent efforts of the Justice Watch Blog, as their revelations go to the heart of the artistic integrity and lofty professional standards the Academy strives to uphold.
The Justice Watch Blog expose’, coupled with the evidence we now share with the Academy for its consideration going forward, demonstrates the futility of any attempt to pass Black Mass off as a “True Story.” That ship has sailed! The Black Mass film is free to characterize Whitey Bulger in any manner it chooses — he was a ruthless mobster. However, as the previously hidden, highly exonerating evidence, testimony, and court documents now irrefutably establish by clear and convincing evidence, former FBI Agent John Connolly was innocent of any wrong doing and was “framed” with testimony that Boston AUSA [Assistant United States Attorney] Fred Wyshak and Connolly’s Special Prosecutor, John Durham, knew to be perjury. In point of fact, AUSA Wyshak shockingly conceded this fact in open court in Miami on January 15, 2009 when confronted by Connolly at his sentencing. Wyshak’s admission is memorialized on tape and court transcripts where he concedes exonerating evidence was withheld from Connolly, blaming Special Prosecutor John Durham for the transgression.

Lord willing this evidence will soon compel an agonizing re-appraisal on the part of the Federal Judiciary which doesn’t take kindly to being bamboozled by prosecutors withholding exonerating evidence. We are also confident the Florida Supreme Court will acknowledge the absurdity of Connolly’s wrongful Florida conviction which is based on a firearm that was, effectively, “planted” on him during a second degree murder which the trial court judge, Stanford Blake, as well as the actual killer, said Connolly had nothing to do with.
What is curious is the fact the Justice Watch Blog and our Former Agents Group are able to discover the existence of the stunning evidence contained below, yet it was lost on supposed investigative reporters, Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, the authors of Black Mass? Have they ever heard of “due diligence?” Obviously they never bothered to peruse Boston Magazine’s “Martyrdom of John Connolly,” by award – winning NPR/WBUR – Boston reporter, David Boeri. Newsweek Magazine’s, “The Scapegoat,” by T.J. English, must also have escaped them, along with Playboy Magazine’s two feature articles, “The Fall Guy,” and “Super Rat,” by respected investigative reporter Richard Stratton.
Moreover, while we recognize Kevin Bacon and Joel Edgerton actors just doing their job, we are troubled by Johnny Depp’s involvement in a film which falsely maligns former FBI Agent Connolly and smears the FBI. After all, Depp played John Connolly’s close friend, former FBI Agent Joseph Pistone in “Donny Brasco.” Couldn’t Depp have employed a little “due diligence” of his own and contacted Joe Pistone for his opinion of John Connolly? Had he bothered, Depp would have learned what Pistone told reporter Richard Stratton, that John Connolly was a “close friend” with whom Pistone stayed in contact even while he was living in the underworld as Donny Brasco.
Joe Pistone told Richard Stratton, “John was one of the few people I was in touch with while I was undercover, that is how much I trust him.” Pistone then shed some light on the difficult job Connolly had to do inside the violent world they both operated in. “If you have a Top Echelon [TE] informant like Bulger [Connolly had twenty TEs!] you know you are dealing with a killer, but you let them know they will not be protected from prosecution for capital crimes. Anything but murder.” Pistone added, “You know, for me and John [Connolly], it was all about doing a job we were sworn to do.” Note: As the Academy can see from government’s witness Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi’s below cited testimony, Joe Pistone is corroborated by Flemmi who testified that he and Whitey Bulger were never protected from prosecution for murder by Connolly or any FBI Agent.
One caveat is in order here; before we share with the Academy some of the more odious instances of outrageous prosecutorial misconduct which ensured John Connolly’s framing with perjured testimony. The misconduct engaged in by these prosecutors in no way reflects upon the overwhelming majority of outstanding federal and state prosecutors we had the privilege to work with on behalf of the American citizens during our respective tenures with the FBI. As is patently obvious, this perjury and its cover-up are directly attributed to these prosecutors by their own government witnesses whose veracity they vouched for!
THE PERJURIES OF FRANCIS “CADILLAC FRANK” SALEMME
On December 14, 1972, former FBI Agent Connolly in the company of NYC FBI Agents Tom Baker and Artie Grubert arrested Frank Salemme at gun point on Manhattan’s upper east-side after a chase. Salemme was a badly wanted fugitive out of Boston, indicted for a murder and the Mafia sponsored car-bombing of Boston Attorney John Fitzgerald who lost his legs and was badly disfigured by the blast. Salemme at the time was a Patriarca family, “hitman”, suspect, along with his criminal partner, Stephen Flemmi, in several murders. Connolly testified at Salemme’s Cambridge, Massachusetts trial and Salemme was convicted and served fifteen [15] years of a thirty [30] year sentence. When released in 1988, Salemme murdered his way to the top of the New England Mafia.
In January, 1995 – five years after John Connolly’s 1990 FBI retirement – Salemme was indicted by AUSA Fred Wyshak in a mega-RICO case which included Bulger and Flemmi. Wyshak’s indictment collapsed when Flemmi filed affidavits claiming he was an FBI informant who was “authorized” by Boston USA Jeramiah O’Sullivan [deceased] and the FBI to engage in the gambling related charges he had been indicted for. O’Sullivan said they were not authorized by him and that he never even knew they were FBI informants while he was a federal prosecutor.
The only way out for Wyshak to save the constitutionally flawed indictment was for Connolly to join O’Sullivan, then a partner in a powerful Boston law firm, and lie. Connolly wouldn’t lie, and not just because it would have placed his family in serious jeopardy from an underworld retaliation. All Connolly had in dealing with his stable of TE killers – was his word, and Connolly wasn’t about to lie for anybody. Wyshak called a fatwa down on Connolly and cut “deal” with Frank Salemme, the vicious Mafia Boss Connolly had arrested and who’s New England Mafia family Connolly helped to destroy – to indict Connolly in what is now shown to have been a malicious prosecution based entirely on perjury.
*In December, 1999, nine years after his FBI retirement, John Connolly was indicted by Special Prosecutor John Durham on the word of Salemme.
*On May 17, 2002, Salemme testified at Connolly’s Boston trial telling the jury he and his criminal partner, Stephen Flemmi, had paid Connolly money in 1993 [three years after Connolly’s retirement]; that Connolly had tipped him [Salemme] and Flemmi off to federal grand jury information in 1994; and that Connolly had tipped him off — through Flemmi – to his January 10, 1995 RICO indictment so he could flee.
*On cross examination, Salemme flatly denied playing any role in the murders of Thomas Timmins; Stephen DiSarro; Peter Poulos; Bobby Donati; Rocco Scali; Barry Lazzerini; Vincent Archieri and Richard DeVincent. Connolly sat powerless in court, knowing Salemme had killed all of them!
*On September 16, 2002, despite have been found not guilty of nine of the fourteen “predicate acts” of the RICO he was charged with, including all charges of abetting violence of any kind [include the July 31, 1982 murder of John Callahan] or engaging in any form of financial wrongdoing, John Connolly was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
FLEMMI “FLIPS” – EXPOSES “CADILLAC FRANK” SALEMME’S PERJURIES

In the summer of 2003, a year after John Connolly’s incarceration, Stephen Flemmi “Flipped” for Wyshak to avoid the death penalty after government witness John Martorano “cooperated” and involved the Winter Hill Gang members [Bulger and Flemmi] in approximately twenty [20] murders. Ironically, Martorano was the trigger man in most of them. Wyshak froze out any Boston FBI Agents from knowing what Flemmi was telling him, and two DEA-6 debriefing reports dated 10/29/2003 were prepared. Incredibly, in the DEA information withheld from Connolly’s counsel, Flemmi told AUSA Wyshak, etal, that Mafia Boss Salemme had perjured himself with respect to each and every material fact he testified to, both at Connolly’s trial, and before Connolly’s federal grand jury!
*Flemmi told Wyshak that he and Salemme had never paid Connolly money in 1993; that Connolly had never provided Salemme with grand jury information in 1994; and Connolly had never tipped off Salemme, through him [Flemmi], to his January, 1995, RICO indictment.
*Moreover, Flemmi told Wyshak, Durham, et al, that Salemme was never even aware he [Flemmi] knew Connolly until he was outed as one of Connolly’s informants in 1997!
Flemmi’s evidence rendered Salemme’s entire grand jury and Connolly’s trial testimony as total perjury. But Flemmi didn’t stop there.
SALEMME’S MURDER PERJURIES
Flemmi provided Wyshak, et al, with stunning evidence, proving Salemme also perjured himself extensively at Connolly’s trial with respect to several murders he lied about committing.
*Salemme’s murder of Thomas Timmins, 4/27/1968: Flemmi told Wyshak that he, Frank Salemme, and two Mafia associates had murdered Thomas Timmins inside Salemme’s 14 Marie Drive, Sharon, Massachusetts home in Norfolk County.
*Salemme’s murder of Stephen DiSarro, 5/10/1993: Flemmi told Wyshak that he watched Frank Salemme, his brother, Mafia Capo Jack Salemme, supervised the strangulation death of Stephen DiSarro at the hands of Salemme’s late son, Frank Salemme, Jr. and a Mafia associate, again inside Salemme’s 14 Marie Drive home. Frank “Cadillac Frank” Salemme then transported the body across the state line to Rhode Island where DiSarro was buried at a construction site of a Mafia associate.
*Salemme’s murder of Peter Poulos, circa 1968: Flemmi told Wyshak that Salemme feared Poulos would cooperate with law enforcement and implicate both of them [Salemme and Flemmi] directly in several murders as well as the car bombing of Attorney Fitzgerald. Salemme and Flemmi then planned to kill Poulos. Flemmi told Wyshak he [Flemmi] shot Poulos to death and left his body in the Las Vegas desert before reporting back to Salemme in New York City – where Connolly would later arrest Salemme.
*Salemme’s murder of Robert “Bobby” Donati, 9/24/1991: Flemmi told Wyshak he was aware Salemme was seeking to kill Donati and finally succeeded. Salemme described to Flemmi how he [Salemme] and his Mafia associates murdered Donati outside his home.
Without question, Wyshak, Durham, et al in the Boston US Attorney’s office had a constitutional as well as a moral and ethical obligation under law to report Flemmi’s highly exonerating evidence of Salemme’s perjuries to Connolly’s court-appointed counsel and Connolly’s trial judge, Joseph Tauro, as well as notifying US District Court Judge, Mark Wolf, who was misled by Wyshak and Durham into setting Salemme free, believing he had told the truth at Connolly’s trial. Instead, they mislead Judge Wolf and hid Flemmi’s exculpatory evidence under the “seal” of an unsuspecting Federal Judge, Richard Sterns, to ensure Connolly stayed framed!
It should be noted, that when a law enforcement officer covers-up murders committed by their informant/government witness it is not simply “outrageous prosecutorial misconduct;” it is a crime! It constitutes a violation of both state and federal criminal statutes. Concealing these murders [and several others] in this fashion also violates the Civil Rights of the families of the victims who, to this day, have never been told Salemme murdered their loved ones.
For example, in the case of the murders of victims Timmins and DiSarro, inside Salemme’s 14 Marie Drive home in Sharon, Massachusetts, neither the Sharon Police Department nor the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office were ever notified, by Wyshak or Durham of Flemmi’s evidence confirming these victims were murdered within their jurisdiction. To provide these officials with evidence Salemme killed the two victims would also expose Salemme had perjured himself regarding these murders at Connolly’s trial. Wyshak and Durham were not about to let that happen!
Ironically enough, in his Boston Magazine article “The Martyrdom of John Connolly,” David Boeri in a stunning revelation reported Wyshak’s lead investigator, Massachusetts State Police Col. Thomas Foley, admitted that he [Foley] and Wyshak had warned Connolly’s Special Prosecutor John Durham – before trial that Salemme had “lied about murders he committed and shouldn’t be trusted as any sort of witness.” Colonial Foley told Boeri, “He and Wyshak told Durham of Salemme’s falsehoods and strongly advised him against using Salemme as a witness against Connolly.” Durham used Salemme anyway! These were Brady/Giglio violations that Connolly would never see. So much for Justice For John Connolly!
GOVERNMENT WITNESS SAYS SALEMME FRAMED
CONNOLLY FOR PROSECUTORS

It gets worse for Connolly’s prosecutors. In the fall of 2004, one year after Wyshak and Durham buried Flemmi’s exonerating evidence under seal, Philadelphia FBI Special Agents John J. Terry and Eric Ruona were inside the Witness Security Unit of Fairton Federal Prison in New Jersey, preparing Philadelphia Mafia member/government witness, Roger Vella, Jr., for his testimony in an upcoming trial. Vella proceeded to stun the two agents, informing them that his fellow inmate inside the “WITSEC” unit, New England Mafia Boss Frank “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, confessed to him that he [Salemme] had framed Connolly with perjured testimony at the direction of federal prosecutors! The agents prepared a ten page FBI FD-302 debriefing report dated, 10/7/2004, which Wyshak and Durham were forced to turn over to Connolly because the “marbles were out of the bag” down in Philadelphia and too many people were aware of Vella’s evidence making it impossible for them to conceal this evidence the way they had done with Flemmi’s 2003 DEA-6 depositions [interrogatories] which they, for the most part, continue to keep hidden under seal. The following excerpts are but a sample of Vella’s evidence:
*Vella said Salemme told him he had advised Connolly’s prosecutors he never paid Connolly any money and only changed his story when he figured out what the prosecutors wanted him to say.
*Salemme said prosecutors threatened him “he would die in prison” unless he testified against Connolly.
*Salemme told Vella, “there is no way you can beat these people,” referring to the prosecutors, “because they put words in your mouth and get you to testify the way they want you to.”
*Salemme showed Vella a Boston newspaper article reporting his trial testimony that he paid Connolly money. Salemme told Vella he never paid Connolly money and “should have gotten a thousand years in prison” for his perjury against Connolly.
*Vella recalled asking Salemme, “how he could make up that shit on Connolly because he had a family?” Salemme told him, fuck Connolly, that guy and the FBI are the enemy.”
When Connolly’s counsel requested a new trial based on Vella’s information, Durham ridiculed and mocked Vella’s information, calling it “puffery” on Salemme’s part by somebody trying to “save face.” This is absurd! How could anybody inside a WITSEC unit be “saving face,” they’re all cooperating! While Vella’s information itself should have at least warranted a least a hearing, the over-arching value of Vella’s testimony was that it completely corroborated the devastating evidence contained in Flemmi’s 10/29/2003 DEA-6 report — which Wyshak and Durham continued to withhold.
If any doubt remains as to the hypocrisy of Connolly’s Miami indictment, the reason former agent Connolly was found “not guilty” of the bogus charges; or why we have every confidence a Florida Supreme Court, free of US Justice Department influence, will soon toss out what remains of Connolly’s false conviction, just examine what Wyshak’s “star” witness, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi has subsequently said under oath in depositions and at Connolly’s Miami trial:
*In his October 24, 2004 deposition [TR.319], Flemmi testified neither John Connolly nor any FBI Agent ever suggested – even indirectly—that anybody be killed.
*In his April 28, 2005 deposition [TR.316-318], Flemmi testified he and Whitey Bulger were never protected by the FBI from murders; never told Connolly or anyone in the FBI they had been involved in murders; and it would be “unthinkable” to discuss murders with anybody in law enforcement.
*In his June 14, 2006 deposition [TR.567 at 12], Flemmi testified that neither he nor Whitey Bulger ever told Connolly they “had killed” anybody or “were going to kill anybody.”
*[TR.569 at 9-25] Flemmi testified neither he nor Whitey Bulger ever did anything “to tell” or “let Connolly know” they had personally killed anyone, or caused anyone to die, and they never did anything to communicate “the thought” or “message” to Connolly that they had ever killed anybody.
In light of this evidence, which will soon be part of official filings in federal court, we ask the Academy how Black Mass can possibly justify a film where any actor [Mr. Edgerton] is portraying former agent Connolly as having anything whatsoever to do with violence of any kind. Bear in mind, this bogus 2nd degree murder conviction in Florida has never been finalized by any court and is now in the Florida Supreme Court. Connolly was never convicted of any other crime while he was an FBI Special Agent!

In his DEA-6 [page 74, paragraph 160] Flemmi told Wyshak that USA O’Sullivan had protected both himself [Flemmi] and Whitey Bulger from prosecution in the February, 1979 Winter Hill Gang RICO Indictment, in exchange for the intelligence on the Mafia. Flemmi said Whitey Bulger actually met with O’Sullivan in a Boston hotel to cement the deal [the Meridian Hotel].
In an interview with FBI/OPR Special Agents Walt Reynolds and John Hess on 7/31/1997, O’Sullivan denied ever “authorizing” this criminal activity or even knowing Bulger and Flemmi were FBI Informants “while he was a federal prosecutor!” However, The Congressional Committee on Government Reform and Oversight blew O’Sullivan out of the water, exposing these lies in their “third report” where the committee uncovered a January 29, 1979 memo from O’Sullivan and Boston Strike Force Attorney, Gerald McDowell, to Assistant Attorney General Gerald McGuire, where they admitted Bugler and Flemmi were protected from prosecution by the Department of Justice – a fact that O’Sullivan has subsequently confirmed twice under oath – after a five year Statute of Limitations that expired which prevented his indictment for “furnishing false information to an FBI Agent.” [T.18, USC, 1001].
Members of the Academy, it all comes down to this: after O’Sullivan, McDowell, McGuire et al “protected” Bulger and Flemmi from prosecution in the 1979 RICO case, the pair were charged with killing eight victims in the decade of the 1980s. [In point of fact, the Mafia killed far more during the same time frame.] The Boston United States Attorney’s office, DOJ higher-ups and O’Sullivan, [then a partner in a powerful white-shoe law firm] could not bear the thought of the public humiliation should the media learn that these eight murders might well have been prevented had O’Sullivan, the Boston United States Attorney’s office and the DOJ higher-ups not saved Whitey Bulger and Flemmi from a lengthy prison term in the 1979 Race Fix case.
[In a clear case of “consciousness of guilt,” Connolly’s special prosecutor, John Durham, according to Congressional Records, in collusion with Attorney General John Ashcroft, hid the “smoking gun” 1/29/1979 memo beneath an assertion of “Executive Privilege” by President George W. Bush, who was likely “duped” into burying the evidence which would have demonstrated Connolly played no role in any such “protection!” President Bush’s unwitting concealment of a prosecution memo from a Boston criminal case [a dubious subject for executive privilege] is what paved the way for Wyshak and Durham to hang it all on Connolly.
Epilog: Martorano [20] murders; Salemme [19] murders; and Kevin Weeks [5] murders, have all been set free by Fred Wyshak and John Durham!

7 thoughts on “Black Massacre – Letter From FBI Agents To Hollywood Bigwigs

  1. for those who might be interested there is a site “Justice for John” (just google) set up by friends and former associates in the FBI of John C.

  2. Matt I read justice for john website. They are obviously biased towards connolly and paint him innocent of even the 2002 convictions. What is your opinion on his guilt or innocence of all the charges? I know your stance on the Callahan portion, but what about the tip offs?

    1. Dave:

      The trouble with come of the supporters of Connolly is that they close their eyes to some of the things that he did wrong. The letter he wrote to the judge was his and it interfered with a court proceeding. The judge (Wolf) had no choice after a letter came from three anonymous Boston police officers suggesting that the evidence gained against the defendants before him had been obtained illegally but to hold hearings. Witnesses came in and were grilled as to what they had been done. He was clearly guilty of that.

      As for tipping them off about the time of the indictment, that was not true. Weeks made up the episode with Connolly at the liquor store. No former FBI agent is going to leave a message with a guy with whom he had no prior relationship in a non-emergency situation telling him in detail (only 4 people know about it) the information and who gave it to him (O’Callaghan). Salemme’s actions and that of Flemmi’s afterwards when examined shows there was no tip off. Weeks allegedly told Whitey on December 23 of the plan to come down with indictments after holiday and he immediately flees (he could have stuck around a few more days – he would not have been coming back after the holidays); Weeks said he told Flemmi but Flemmi said he had his own source (Schneiderhan) and knew what was happening. Why wouldn’t Whitey be privy to Flemmi’s source. Why would Flemmi testify that on January 5 (the day the arrest warrants issued) he was called to Salemme’s house and told of the pending indictments. There is no consistency in behavior which would support Weeks’s claim which just coincidentally tied in with the feds need to beat the statute of limitations.

  3. Matt
    When are you going to do a follow up post that dissects this letter? Basically explaining what you agree with and what you dont agree with? I am currently reading WHERE THE BODIES WERE BURIED by TJ English. The book is basically about the trial of whitey Bulger. It is very detailed. I believe the author attended every day of the trial. Did you go to every day of the trial or the majority of the days?

    A few things have come up already in the book that I have questions about. What is your opinion regarding the “strategy” of Bulgers’ lawyers conceding that Bluger was GUILTY of racketeering, extortion, and drug dealing. Why would his lawyers do that?

    Also, the author has mentioned the Barboza testimony and the lies Barboza told in court with the aide of law enforcement. I will search your blog to see if you have written on Teddy Deegan murder and the conviction of four innocent men. Particularly Joe Salvati. The author links Martarano deal with Barboza deal in that he states Barboza was some sort of mentor for Martarano

    The author seems, in my impression, to present Pat Nee as a “nice” guy who did bad things and besides trying to kill his brothers murderer was not really involved in the actual murders of individuals. But as you stated Pat Nee may have been the second trigger man that killed Brian Halloran and may have killed John McIntyre. whats interesting is how Pat Nee gets a pass in all this and Bulger is the devil himself.

    1. Jerome:

      I’ll do the follow up in a bit. English did attend the trial every day as I did. With English you have to keep in mind that he came in with preconceived ideas based on the Boston media’s view of these events. He had written about them before pretty much parroting the Boston media.

      When Carney in his opening conceded guilt the trial was over because one guilty finding by the jury would have put Whitey away for life so Carney had to come up with some type of strategy against overwhelming evidence to try to get across the board not guilties which was pretty much impossible. He strategy was to admit to some of the things to establish credibility with the jury and then play the immunity card that even though Whitey did those things he had a pass from the Justice Department to do them. So in admitting them he figured he lost nothing since it played into his overall plan.

      Keep in mind Whitey was never going to hit the street again; there were clear possession of machine gun charges that could be brought in California to which he would have had no defense. Carney went for the whole ball of wax; but as a by-product he had more specific goals in mind. He wanted to exculpate Whitey from having anything to do with the murder of the women and he wanted to show that Whitey was not an informant. Those were the things that were important to Whitey so that he could hold his head high among his fellow felons.

      Barboza is very complicated. It has been chopped up so much by the media and the judges and reassembled in a certain way to please the Mafia. Barboza, Jimmy Martorano, and some others murdered Teddy Deegan. Barboza had been a cooperating witness for Ted Harrington, Rico and Condon. He testified against Patriarca and got him convicted; he testified against Angiulo and Angiulo got off (some say he reached the jurors); he was turned over by the FBI to the Suffolk County prosecutor who using his testimony brought indictments against six people.
      You can say with some high degree of certainty that Barboza lied about one person. That was Joe Salvati. He put him at the scene in order to cover for his buddy Jimmy “The Bear” Flemmi. Jimmy was bald, a police report noted a bald guy in the back seat of the car, so he said Salvati put on a bald wig to disguise himself. Barboza never put Henry Tameleo, Peter Limone, or Louis Greco at the scene. He said he could not clear the murder of Deegan unles Tameleo (Patriaca’s guy) and Limoney (Angiulo’s guy) gave the OK to him to do it. FBI interceptions back up that he went to Patriarca asking for the OK and Patriarca told him to clear it with Angiulo. That would be the normal procedure. (I don’t remember now how Greco fit into it.)

      The state prosecutors had no reason to believe Barboza was lying. The two FBI agents Rico and Condon are alleged to have known that he lied when he did not put his buddy Jimmy at the scene. There is no evidence they knew he was lying about the other people involved. Barboza was cross-examined by defense counsel for four and a half days. Defense counsel had all the information necessary to impeach him but failed. The best you can say about Barboza is he lied about one person; the idea he lied about all of them is false.

      Martorano and Barboza knew each other since both hung around the same places. Martorano deal was similar to the Barboza deal since both became cooperating witnesses for the federal government. It differed in that Barboza flipped because the Mafia had murdered his friends who were raising bail for him so he wanted to get revenge on the Mafia; Martorano was in deep troupble and he flipped to save himself from being in prison or getting executed. I’d be hard pressed to say Barboza was a mentor for Martorano. No one wanted to copy Barboza since he was a little mental case.

      Pat Nee was involved in many of the murders; in his book he lies about the murder of Billy O’Sullivan pinning it solely on a McGonagle when it was actually done by four guys including probably himself. Pat Nee learned the value of cooperating early on – in his book he mocks Whitey but that was when Whitey was on the lam and he’d never be captured. There are no nice guys in this saga.

      1. Matt
        Thank you for the detailed account and explanation regarding what I wrote in previous comment. In going through the TJ English book one can tell where his biew is slightly biased based on previous media reports. I thought maybe you talked to him a few times because in the book he does in fact discuss how it was Steve Flemmi who was much more valuable as an informant. TJ English also explains how it was highly likely that Steve Flemmi brought Whitey Bulger into the Top Echelon Informant program. One glaring critique of the book is how Pat Nee is given pass after pass when it comes to committing murder. Matter of fact Pat Nee comes across as a very likeable guy in the book.

        I know I have asked in the past and I know its not of real interest to you but an analysis of each of the 19 murders Whitey Bulger supposedly did would be so helpful in putting this story together. In a chronological order of course. With some of the murders it might simply be copy and paste as you have addressed some of them. Waiting with ANTICIPATION!!!!!!

        Do you suppose there are more murders by Bulger

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