Saturday, March 03, 2007

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Former Boston FBI Agent Arrested in Connection with 1981 Murder

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BOSTON -- As an FBI agent in the 1960s and '70s, H. Paul Rico recruited some of New England's most notorious underworld figures as informants.

Now, Rico's dealings with Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, James "Whitey" Bulger and John Martorano could land him in prison.

Rico, 78, was arrested at his home near Miami on Thursday and charged with conspiring with his old informants in the 1981 murder of Oklahoma businessman Roger Wheeler, who was shot in the head at a Tulsa country club.

His arrest was the latest turn in a long-running scandal over the cozy relationship between the Boston FBI and its underworld informants. Last year, a former FBI agent was convicted of protecting gangsters, including Bulger, who is on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list and is sought in connection with 21 murders.

Investigators said Wheeler's slaying was linked to his purchase of Florida-based World Jai Alai and his suspicion that Bulger and Flemmi were skimming money from the company. At the time, Rico was retired from the FBI and the head of security for World Jai Alai.

Investigators said Rico provided Martorano, a hit man for Boston's Winter Hill Gang, with Wheeler's schedule so he could be killed. Martorano admitted pulling the trigger and is awaiting sentencing.

"He flat-out categorically denies this," his attorney, William Cagney III said. "He never assisted the Winter Hill Gang in trying to get inside information so they could ... do away with people."

Rico, who is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, was jailed in Florida pending extradition to Oklahoma. Gail Marcinkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the Boston FBI, declined to comment on his arrest.

Rico spent 24 years with the FBI, specializing in organized crime cases in Boston and cultivating Flemmi and others as informants.

Bulger, the boss of the Winter Hill Gang, Flemmi and Martorano were all charged in Wheeler's murder in 2001 by Oklahoma prosecutors. Flemmi is serving a 10-year prison sentence on extortion and money laundering charges.

Prosecutors in Florida have issued an indictment charging all three in the 1982 slaying of World Jai Alai executive John "Jack" Callahan in Miami. Investigators said they believe Callahan was killed to keep him from telling authorities about links between World Jai Alai and the mob.

The House Committee on Government Reform has been investigating the Boston FBI office's ties to its mob informants, including Bulger, who fled in 1995 after being tipped off by then-agent John J. Connolly Jr. that he was about to be indicted on federal racketeering charges.

During Connolly's trial last year, prosecutors said Bulger and Flemmi were left untouched by law enforcement for decades because they were informing for the FBI on the New England Mafia, which is separate from the Winter Hill Gang. Connolly is serving a 10-year prison sentence.

In 2001, Rico testified about another case before the congressional committee. He denied he and his partner helped frame an innocent man for a 1965 gangland slaying, but acknowledged that Joseph Salvati wrongly spent 30 years in prison for the crime.

Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., accused Rico of feeling no remorse for his role in the conviction of four innocent men in that case. Rico replied, "What do you want, tears?"

Salvati's lawyer, Victor Garo, predicted Rico's arrest will split the Boston FBI scandal wide open, exposing more government wrongdoing in Boston and Washington.

"He was the inside man of the Boston office of the FBI in dealing with informants like Steve Flemmi and others," Garo said. "I would imagine that right now many people are concerned about what he knows and what he will say. ... He knows about all the skeletons in the closet." (AP)



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Thursday, March 1, 2007

8:58:00 PM EST [link]
FBI Arrests

These are crimes taking place. My brain was put into shock and the CIA/DEA has not stopped committing crimes, one after the other, still radiating, still trying to cover up serious crimes with more crimes.

The FBI has been used for years with the Gangsters and the CIA in crimes. Since many in the FBI are inolved in crimes against children, like the two who began an all out war o each other in 1999, between a radio show host and former FBI accused child mollester. Below is what one victim's site had to say about the FBI's involvement in weapons crimes. The crimes on us have been going on for years, since 1989, and myself, long before then. Each year the CIA/FBI use many children in mind controls.

"In one case, an FBI spokesman reacted in an angry, defensive and bizarre fashion when our contact briefly alluded to PROJECT SLAMMER as possibly being related to her surveillance. (PROJECT SLAMMER is a CIA- funded study, managed by CIA and FBI behavioral scientists, which explores the "mental make-up" of alleged security risks, along with their family members and close associates. Participants in PROJECT SLAMMER include NSA, DIA, and Army, Navy and Air Force Intelligence.)

>Until PROJECT SLAMMER was mentioned, the FBI spokesman's approach in this case was to politely and redundantly explain that the law, as currently constructed, prevents the FBI's intervening in this individual's case. When she briefly pointed out that the surveillance activities might fall under the purview of PROJECT SLAMMER, the spokesman's response was to abruptly and angrily declaim, "You don't know who is conducting that surveillance! You don't know if that is a state police surveillance!...or a local police surveillance! It could be a totally unrelated operation! You don't know who is conducting that surveillance! [etc., etc.]!"

>It was apparent from this response that the FBI was at least acknowledging the existence of a surveillance, if in somewhat emotional fashion. The individual in question subsequently furnished acquired evidence to the local police, who made it clear that they are not participants in the surveillance which, based on the evidence, pointedly suggests that our contact is the target"

Now you will notice, that the CIA begins with years of microwave harassment under the title of 'study' but then begins slander of any kind on the victim daily, simply sending out lies to have the victim harassed, but then at each stage of the harassment, and reaction to the harassment, they make up some other 'reason' to have the victim's brain put into shock and commit the mst heinous crimes as they have done. And then when the victim finds out more of who is doing what, they make up 'national security' reasons for directing weapons at the person.

And just as in this case of hunreds of crimes against us, from using CIA/DEA continuously in these crimes, and STILL using radio frequencies on me to try to fabricate more lies by the 'effects' of brain trauma and torture, and destruction, after causing such 24/7 disruption of life.

The FBI agents will be arrested for the crimes. The FBI did not just commit crimes now, for 9-11, but also under Freah, many Jewish deaths ensued between the travel agency in the White House (fired later) and using Arab terrorists. Later, a person sued the FBI for not telling him that they were on the trail of someone who would kill Rabbi Meir Kahane, and this person was part of the 'surveillance.'

FBI Agents In these crimes will be arrested

Arrested on activity-related charges

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=FBI+agent+%2B+arrested&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8

FBI and Gangsters

WHDH-TV - New England News - Former Boston FBI Agent Arrested in Connection with 1981 Murder

New England News Station Boston Channel 7 WHDH-TV WHDH ... a former FBI agent was convicted of protecting gangsters, including Bulger, who ...
http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/local/A27786
(of course they are all set up to do this, but this time oe is arrested for it)

Boston.com / News / Local / Flemmi deal spurs arrest of ex-agent

... arrest of ex-agent. Gangster links Rico, former FBI member, to '81 ... Paul Rico, 78, a retired FBI agent who was arrested at his home in Miami Shores,

http//www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2003/10/10/...?mode=PF

FBI Agent, John Connolly Indicted For Taking Payoffs From New England Gangsters
... organized-crime investigators was arrested Wednesday on charges of conspiring ... racketeering indictment, retired FBI Special Agent John Connolly in effect http://www.laborers.org/HartfordCourant_12-23-99.html

Former FBI agent Rico dies in hospital - The Boston Globe
... that Rico helped his Boston gangster informants kill the Telex Corp. chairman, ... After Rico was arrested at his home in Miami Shores in October, his transfer to

http://www.boston.com/news/local/.../01/18/former_fbi_agent_rico_dies_in_hospital

Links to other news about arrests:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu.mYf.dFp2AADA1XNyoA?p=%22FBI+agent+arrested%22+%2B+Gangster&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&x=wrt

Notice how the FBI agents and Gangsters retire to close to a hundred, but over a million people just died, including many Rabbis who are only in their 40's and 50's, and one Rabbi tortured for over 40 years for not being criminal. Now, these very agents arrested between 1990 and 2002, as well as many 'long-lost' post WWII agents, were partners with those using weapons and manipulating on those destroyed and put into Jewish crises centers in previous weapons and mind controls. rom 1985 to 2002, thousands upon thousands of Jewish were killed (not to mention from 1949 through these most extensive drug operations). Iraq could have been completed with such technology by the end of WWII. When Iraq sent scud missiles into Israel, it would only take another 8 years for changing it. But, the longer one can be tortured, by thousands of agents, and over 80 years in one country makes trillions each year for some. Who really believes that with such massive crime and deaths for 80 years of those who will not commit crime, that the increase in population for 'testing' and world war since 1949, while rewarding only those by gangsters who will commit crimes, but then arresting or slandering those who do is coming to world power of a better nature?



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The Hartford Courant

Former FBI Agent Indicted In Mob Case

By EDMUND MAHONY
December 23, 1999

BOSTON

- One of the FBI's former top organized-crime investigators was arrested Wednesday on charges of conspiring to arrange payoffs from two notorious gangsters while protecting them from arrest and helping them extort real estate from a young South Boston couple.

In a lengthy racketeering indictment, retired FBI Special Agent John Connolly in effect was charged with going to work for James "Whitey" Bulger and Steven "The Rifleman" Flemmi - two informants he was supposed to be handling for the FBI's Boston division.

Connolly, who was arrested in his Lynnfield, Mass., home, pleaded innocent in federal court to the five- count indictment and was set free on $200,000 bail. Flemmi, currently jailed on related charges, and Bulger, a fugitive, were also charged in the indictment unsealed Wednesday afternoon.

Barry Mawn, special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston office, apologized for what he said was Connolly's violation of the public trust. "I am certainly on the one hand saddened, but on the other I'm angered," Mawn said.

But Connolly's lawyer, Robert Hopedale, said the indictment was flimsy and an embarrassment to the FBI and the Justice Department. "I'm telling you, we'll take it apart," he said.

He said Connolly was being blamed because he participated in FBI-sanctioned dealing with mobsters that the agency now regrets.

"The government now seeks a scapegoat and have decided that John Connolly is the best person to play that role," he said.

Connelly retired in 1990 and now works as director of security for Boston Edison.

For decades, Bulger and Flemmi have been legendary figures in New England crime, imposing their Winter Hill gang's stranglehold on the South Boston rackets. Since the late 1990s, though, the FBI has conceded under court order that the two were at the same time the Boston division's two most productive confidential informants, delivering the evidence the bureau needed to lock up top members of the Italian mafia.

But other law enforcement agencies have long complained that Bulger and Flemmi had an uncanny ability to learn in advance of any criminal investigations directed at them. Detectives with various New England state police agencies believed the two were using a small number of agents in the Boston FBI office to eliminate their competition for the area rackets and win protection from prosecution from other agencies.

Among the crimes Bulger and Flemmi have long been suspected of - but repeatedly able to distance themselves from - is the 1981 murder of former World Jai Alai owner Roger Wheeler. After Wheeler's murder on an exclusive Tulsa, Okla., golf course, two men believed to have had evidence about the crime were violently killed themselves.

The indictment unsealed Wednesday, based on work by a special federal investigative strike force, seems to support the longstanding view that Bulger and Flemmi had an unusually close relationship with the FBI. Connolly and the two, one time informants are named in a five-count indictment accusing them of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Flemmi is accused alone in the fifth count of obstruction for passing classified information from Connolly to Patriarca crime boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme.

The indictment of Connolly, a highly regarded, retired FBI agent, is an extraordinary event. It could not be immediately determined late Wednesday whether a retired FBI agent has ever been linked to criminal activity he was formerly assigned to investigate. Connolly has repeatedly insisted that he has done nothing wrong.

Connolly was an FBI agent from 1968 until January 1990. Midway through his career he returned from New York to his hometown of Boston where, as a youngster, he had grown up with and befriended Bulger. Once back home as an FBI agent, Connolly became a highly regarded member of the Boston division's organized crime squad. Monday's indictment puts him right in the middle of the people he was once assigned to investigate.

Specifically, the indictment unsealed Wednesday charges:

During the 1980s, Connolly helped Bulger and Flemmi pay $7,000 in cash in three payments, as well as two cases of expensive wine, to former Boston FBI supervisor John Morris. Morris was Connolly's boss on the organized crime squad.

Morris admitted taking the money and wine while testifying under a grant of immunity in 1998 as a witness in a related case in a Boston federal court.

Evidence was presented at that hearing that Bulger and Flemmi had an odd social relationship with a variety of federal agents, sometimes dining and exchanging gifts with them. Morris is no longer with the FBI.

Connolly and the two informants also are collectively accused of conspiracy and extortion in the illegal takeover of a South Boston liquor store. There was evidence at the related federal hearing that Bulger and Flemmi extorted Stippo's Liquor Mart from a young couple in 1984. In the Stippo's case, Connolly is also accused of conspiring to prevent other FBI agents from investigating the extortion.

Connolly also is accused of tipping Bulger and Flemmi to law enforcement investigations of which they were targets. In 1988, according to the indictment, Connolly told them an associate named Baharoian was the subject of an FBI wiretap in Roxbury. He is accused of telling the two in December 1994 that they and others were about to be indicted for racketeering. Flemmi is accused of immediately passing that information along to Salemme. The predicted indictment was in fact returned on Jan 10, 1995.

As a result of the tip, Bulger and Salemme became fugitives. Salemme was apprehended in Florida in August 1995. Bulger remains at large.

Flemmi was arrested before he could flee from the 1995 indictment. While sitting in jail for months awaiting trial, he decided to mount a defense claiming that he should be cleared off all charges because whatever he was accused of doing, he did while working for the FBI as an informant.

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