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Accused Murderer in Shootings Outside Jewish Centers Was FBI Snitch Given New Name

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Frazier Glenn Cross is not only an accused murderer and racist. He’s also a rat with a lot to hide.

ABC News reports that Cross, who is suspected of murder in the shootings of three people outside of Jewish centers, was given a new name, social security number and place to live after becoming an FBI snitch in the late 1980s. In exchange for leniency for fleeing a conviction for criminal contempt, he outed other white nationalists.

“I joined the family in Sioux City, Iowa,” Miller wrote later in his self-published autobiography. “I enrolled in truck driving school…and I’ve been trucking ever since. And I love it. After prison, the freedom of the open road is gloriously exhilarating.”

He was born Frazier Glenn Miller and later became the founder of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the paramilitary White Patriot Party in North Carolina.

Exclusive: Gang Land News Reveals the Snitch in the Lufthansa Airlines Caper

Gang Land News Photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

If you wondered who the snitch was who helped the feds charge a top mobster in the legendary 1978 Lufthansa Airlines robbery, wonder no more.

Mob expert Jerry Capeci of Gang Land News, in an exclusive, reports that the snitch is a “low level hood who for years was in the right place at the right time.”

He writes that the snitch is 67-year-old Gaspare (Gary) Valenti, a cousin of Vincent Asaro, the powerful Bonanno family wiseguy indicted in the heist that netted $6 million.

Capeci writes:

Valenti is an unlikely songbird of the mob’s best-kept secrets. He has a short rap sheet and a shorter mob pedigree, records show. But for many years he was in an excellent position to see what his Cousin Vinny was up to. And the mob tales he spilled to the feds provided the key evidence leading to the arrest of the 78-year-old Asaro for the Lufthansa heist, as well as for a 45 year old murder.

Gang Land News is a paid subscription site, but it’s worth it.

Witnesses Raise Questions About Reliability of ‘Whitey’ Bulger Records During Murder Trial

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Was reputed mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger a rat?

During tense testimony Tuesday in Bulger’s murder and racketeering trial, his defense attorneys tore into government witnesses who acknowledged Bulger’s files were falsified or inaccurate, the New York Daily News reports.

FBI files suggest Bulger ratted out friends and associates, but defense attorneys said the records can’t be trusted – by the witnesses’ own admission, the Daily News reported. 

Bulger, 83, is fighting 32 counts of racketeering and extortion and 19 murder-related charges.

He’s also fighting for his reputation.

Defense: Accused Mob Boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger Was Never an FBI Informant

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Accused Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was never an FBI informant, his attorneys plan to argue today at his murder and racketeering trial, Reuters reports.

It’s important to Bulger’s image to show he was not a snitch.

Defense attorneys said ex-FBI handler, John Connolly, who is in prison in connection with the case, received money from Bulger for information, but their client never fed information to the FBI.

“It should be for the jury to decide whether they believe this person was an informant,” said defense attorney Henry Brennan, of Boston law firm Carney & Bassil.

Tenn. ATF Agent Fights Firing; Denies Allegations by Snitch

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

Nine months from retirement, a Tennessee ATF agent was notified in August that the agency intended to fire him.

But the ATF agent Steve Parris, an African American,  says the recommendation to fire him is rooted in nothing more than an informant’s racism, backed by the informant’s law enforcement buddy, Vonore, Tenn. Police Department officer Mathew Watson and disgraced former Vonore Police Chief Mike Myers,  according to a report on the website of the Knoxville News Sentinel.

At issue: the informant and the police officers claim that Pariss gave the informant Andy Maltby–a convicted felon–his gun at a barbecue in March of 2008 for some target shooting, the paper reported.  ATF sided with in a follow-up probe in which Parris was accused of lying about the incident.

“By hook and by crook, they’re trying to terminate him for some unknown reason,” Parris’ attorney Hugh Ward, a former federal prosecutor, told the paper. Ward is representing Parris in his appeal of the matter.

Ward got affidavits from law enforcement offices at the picnic who said Parris wasn’t even armed, according to the paper.  The paper reported  that Ward claims in an affidavit that the informant made the allegations because he was angry at Parris for only paying him $50 for some snitch work.

“As a prosecutor, if someone had given me that case for us to prosecute, I’d say, ‘You’re kidding me,'” Ward said of ATF’s probe into Maltby.

ATF declined comment, according to the paper.

To read more click here.

Snitching for the FBI Can Be Big Bucks

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Being an FBI informant can be big bucks — even if you’re not the most angelic individual.

In a murder trial in Douglas County, Nebraska, testimony surfaced that witness Jorge Palacios, a gang member, was paid more than $300,000 over five years from the FBI to help agents investigate drug trafficking, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The paper reported that Palacios received those payments even though the FBI knew he was a suspected accomplice in an August 2004 shooting of a rival gang member in Los Angeles and that he had been accused — but never charged — in the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

To read more click here.

Baltimore’s Anti-Snitching Culture and a Dead FBI Informant

There have been anti-snitching videos distributed in Baltimore, reminders of the very real anti-snitching culture that has snatched many lives. Van Smith, an investigative reporter for the Baltimore City Paper, takes a look at one of the latest victims: Kareem Kelly Guest, an FBI informant.

Kareem Kelly Guest/baltimore city paper photo

Kareem Kelly Guest/baltimore city paper photo

By Van Smith
Baltimore City Paper

BALTIMORE — Kareem Kelly Guest, a 29-year-old Westport resident, was no saint. He’d been charged dozens of times in state court for crimes typical of those in the drug game.

He was convicted in several cases, though his sentences were lenient and involved little jail time. But on Jan. 9, 2008, Guest did something that may have helped end his life: He sat down with federal law-enforcers and answered questions about what he knew about drug dealing in his neighborhood.

Twenty months later, after documents proving Guest’s cooperation started showing up on the streets of Westport last summer, Guest was shot dead. Who shot him and why remain unknown, though aspects of law enforcers’ efforts to answer those questions surfaced on June 1, when an obstruction-of-justice indictment was unsealed in U.S. District Court against Raine Zircon Curtis, an alleged witness to Guest’s murder.

To read the full story click here.

Reputed Chicago Gang Member Charged With Killing ATF Informant

ChicagoBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A reputed Chicago gang member was charged Tuesday with killing an ATF informant in 2006, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Spencer Martin, 32, a member of the Vice Lords, is accused of fatally shooting Earl Willis, 26. Willis’ body was found in a van on the city’s South side.

The paper reports that Martin and Willis allegedly robbed a North Side gas station and Martin shot someone.  Tests indicate the same gun was used to shoot Willis.

To read more click here.