Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Prober: FBI held back mob info on Kennedy assassination

by NANCIE L. KATZ / New York Daily News

There's a new wrinkle in the investigation into JFK's assassination.

A suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court suggests the FBI failed to turn over key information from New York Mafia boss Gregory Scarpa about Carlos Marcello - the New Orleans Mafia boss suspected in the 1963 killing in Dallas.

The Scarpa files will shed "significant light" on the FBI's alleged "violation of the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection Act of 1992 by failing to turn over the informant materials," said the suit by forensic analyst Angela Clemente.

"Ms. Clemente's personal investigation leads her to believe Scarpa did in fact serve as an FBI informant on Marcello," wrote prominent Freedom of Information Act lawyer James Lesar to the FBI in a letter.

Clemente's probe into alleged FBI corruption in New York sparked the failed murder prosecution last year by the Brooklyn district attorney against G-man Lindley DeVecchio.

The Justice Department "will be reviewing the matter and responding appropriately in court," said a spokesman.

The FBI did not immediately return calls.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/07/21/2008-07-21_prober_fbi_held_back_mob_info_on_kennedy.html

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