Troubling Thoughts: When Things Don’t Seem To Fit

IMG_2385Before Steven Flemmi (Benji Ditchman) began to cooperate Kevin Fortnight Weeks turned state’s evidence. A fortnight, or two weeks, is how long it took him to be in prison before he rolled over and begged for mercy prostrating himself before the prosecutors willing to do anything to get back out on the street. He had the grail they sought – the location of the bodies that had been buried.

He could dictate the terms of the deal. One was that he would not have to name his friend Pat Nee as being involved in any of the criminal activities. He testified, leaving him out of most murders and hiding the role Flemmi said he played in the murders of Halloran and Donohue, hiding Nee behind a mask. The idea he went with two others and murdered two people and did not know one of the persons he was with is incredible on its face. There is no word to explain how utterly absurd is his testimony that he never learned or asked who it was. That a prosecutor would play along with this game is sad.

But the prosecutors did, allowing him to tell the mask story at the trial of John Connolly in Boston. He was on the record and he couldn’t change that evidence.

Then Flemmi decided to cooperate. He tells us the man in the back seat is Pat Nee. He also puts Pat Nee at other murders, that of Arthur Bucky Barrett, John McIntyre, and Debby Davis which Weeks left out even though he too was there. He told us how later in the evening when he gathered at Ma Flemmi’s house to go over the Halloran and Donohue murders with Whitey, those two sat in the kitchen while Weeks watched television in another room. Weeks was allegedly upset at the murders, but not enough that he didn’t go back to the scene to retrieve a hub cap and to take the weapons and dump them in the ocean. This is to go along with the rue he never heard when Whitey discussed the shooting with Flemmi the name of the other person in the car, nor was he curious enough to ask, and Whitey only talked about it once.

But Flemmi went on to say the next day Whitey, Pat Nee, Weeks and he met at the beach and again discussed the dual murders. Pat Nee told them that his gun had jammed. This clearly shows the prosecutor was in possession of information that one of two of his witnesses were lying about a critical event invoving two murders.

Either Flemmi is lying when he said Weeks was there when Nee said his gun jammed; or Weeks is lying when he said he never knew who was the second person in the car with Whitey. It seems to me very troubling that such evidence from the government would be presented to a jury. This is not a situation where one person is mistaken, it is a situation where one person is committing perjury. The prosecutor must decide who is telling the truth. Here it was not done.

Again the circumstance where Weeks is keeping Nee away from the scene of a murder and Flemmi is putting him at the scene. One man is not telling the truth.

Which brings me to another issue. Why is it that Pat Nee who has been involved in at least five murders never been charged? He hasn’t been required to testify for the government in any case. Wyshak will escape from any responsibility by saying murder is not a federal crime and the RICO statute of limitations is five years. But can’t he say there’s a continuing conspiracy to hide Weeks’s involvement in the crime like he did to charge Connolly.

But aside from that, speaking of Connolly,we know he was acquitted in federal court in Boston of having anything to do with the Callahan murder. Later he was tried in Florida for the same thing. This is done because we have the concept of two sovereigns in the United States: the federal government and the state. All right give Wyshak a pass and say he can’t indict Nee because of the statute of limitations, then what about the other sovereign, Massachusetts. Why isn’t Nee being charged by the state for the murders that have no statute of limitations.

There’s also the situation of Wyshak trying to block Brennan from showing that Flemmi was aided by the FBI in his return from Canada in order to show he lied when he said he did not have any relation with the FBI at the time. Here’s another situation where the prosecutor must have known his witness was not leveling with the jurors. Isn’t there an obligation on a prosecutor not to let that happen, especially if the witness is a paid witness who has been offered great benefits for his testimony.

Then there’s the absurd episode of Flemmi calling Agent Paul Rico who is in charge of the security of World Jai Alai whose owner has been murdered by Martorano, allegedly with Rico’s help, and the matter is under active investigation. Flemmi, who he hasn’t  spoken to him in ten years out of the blue calls to set up a meeting with Rico, him and Murderman Martorano who is a fugitive from justice. They meet at Rico’s headquarters rather than some far off obscure place. It utterly fails the test of truth.

Finally there’s Wyshak’s continually going back to the informant issue in a desperate attempt to prove an issue that is not in the case which is whether Whitey was an informant. Couple that with his desire to taint the name of Paul Rico as well as John Connolly in every possible manner. None of those people are on trial. I can see the relevency of Connolly, but Whitey never met Rico nor had anything to do with him. Wyshak’s obsession with him just doesn’t sit well.

Lot’s of things trouble me about this case which have nothing to do with the guilt of Whitey of which I’m convinced. It is everything else besides that issue that should not be in the case but is thrown up at us that makes things seem somewhat awry.

 

9 thoughts on “Troubling Thoughts: When Things Don’t Seem To Fit

  1. The USAO in Boston is doing what the do best; lie, cheat and win at all costs.

    Nee is clearly a TEI working for and with Uncle Sugar.

    One thing has changed the so called good guys are not just getting info from their rats they are working with them involved in criminal activity. Anyone in the know in Boston is aware of many of the schemes involving the bad guys and the good guys from drug deals to extorting defendants in federal cases.

    Nee is in the loop and knows too much that’s why he’s protected just like Flemmi and Bulger were in the day.

    Don’t be surprised if Nee joins Stippo in the not to distant future.

  2. Weeks testified that the second shooter was in the back seat, while Flemmi testifies that Bulger was in the front passenger seat – if both correct (?!?) who was driving the car??!!!???
    Was it John Connolly, John Morris or John Callahan?
    Morris said he didn’t want another Halloran – maybe he was driving.
    OR, otre likely it was Callahan (a mobster wannabee) and Bulger thought if he was directly involved in the murder, he wouldn’t rat them out for fear of life imprisonment.
    ALSO, Solimando testified that he went to Switzerland with Callahan’s wife to retrieve some of the Jai A’Lai stolen money ($200,00 given to him by Callahan’s wife), if true why not question Callahan’s wife as to how much was there? Callahan offerred to pay wheeler $50-60 million for Jai A’lai – surely he must have had at least $5-6 million in cash available for the purchase. Where did this money go? Why not prosecute Callahan’s wife for tax evasion? OR, did Matorano end up with this as a “gift” for killing Wheeler???

    1. Jim:

      As you point out lots of money trails here but it is much to late to do much about them. However the tale of Callahan offering to pay that much money for World Jai Alai is much nonsense. Wheeler was willing to sell it if they could come up with 20 million – but they couldn’t do that. The only money we can be sure of is the 800,000 thousand plus found in Whitey’s Santa Monica home.

  3. Matt,

    Only thing I would point out is that Weeks not asking who the masked man was does fit in with the gangster code never to ask such questions. But everything else does not seem to square.

    1. Also, just because he was upset w the killing does not mean he would not go back to retrieve the hub caps, etc. They’re still in it together despite the dissent.

      1. Jon:
        Fortnight was never upset about anything he did. He loved being Whitey’s side-thug.

    2. Jon:
      The gangster code rule number one is know who you are doing the crime with. Weeks said the idea behind committing a crime is getting away with it. You don’t go off to a murder not knowing if you can trust the guy you are planning it with.

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