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    _ UNION lE DER.. . .. .

    . . ~ . .' ~ b oth Saturdayand Sunday .

    E: Yeah .P: I c o u l d n t ge t e i t h e r one o f them.E: Yeah, they were t ry ing to ge t you too . I know Audy was, I d o n t

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    know about Dalton.P: Uh huh.E: But uh, it uh however, what I was gonna say, he c a l l e d me

    l a s t night a t quar t e r to twe lve , and I t o ld him , Nope, I s a i d ;I th ink he went up to the auto races in Alabama, and I sa id Ith ink h e s probably still up there .

    P: See , what happened was, a , one ot my bes t f r i ends , Buddy B ry a n t s a ,brother got k i l l ed .

    E Yeah.P: Something in a auto , in a car wreck up t he re .E: Yeah, oh boy.P: They j u s t bur ied him yes terday.E: Yeah , we ll you see , everybody s been pu t t ing out a l l kinds o f ru -

    mors, a , I a l so to ld Audy about another one t ha t , a , came to me,a , some guy by the name o f Greenspun

    P VlhoE: in Las, Greenspun in Las Vegas, who s a l l s ewed up fa r an a f f a da v i t

    tomorrow in Las Vegas and t ha t he was going to hand: d e l i v e r toJack Anderson so Jack could have the scoop on it and a l l t h a thorse sh i t .

    P: Green , what was his nam.e?E: Greenspun.P: I never heard o f him.E: No, a , Audy - - I never did e i t h e r , Audy sa id he s some kind o f a

    e d i to r o f the paper in Las Vegas. I t o ld him, n o p ~ I sa id t h e r e sno such th ing going on.

    P: See, wel l , 1 j u s t came in , my boy , wh t happened was they got , t h ey.

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    wanted him to cut his hai r , he got in an r g u m e n ~ over tha tt h ing , then he got in t rouble wi th a speedin t i c k e t ~

    E: Ha, ha, ha.P: so he takes off Monday, and we c a n t f ind him nowhere.E: You haven t found him yet?P: No, and then, a ,E: Oh, sh i t .P: Then B ar re t t s bro the r got k i l l ed .E: ow old was he?P: Sixteen .E: Ahh . . . h e l l , h e l l come home.P: And I v e been everywhere in the world.E: Yeah, well , I wouldn t doubt he might be s t a y i ~ r igh t the re in

    Baton Rouge w i t ~ one of h i s f r i e nds andP: No, we had. a l l the r e l a t ives looking fo r him.E: Oh yeah?P: They cou ldn t f ind him .

    . E: I ll be damned. Well, I hope the he l l you can f ind ,h im.P: I t r i ed , when it f i ~ s t came up I t r i e d to get hold of Dalton and

    t e l l him I d be out of pocket .E: Yeah.P: 1\nd, a , I haven t to ld , I wi5h you d c a l l up those fel lowo and t o l l

    them I haven t even, I never saw, aE: No, I v e al ready t o ld him t ha t . I v e a l ready t o ld h i ~ , put the

    sca r f on t h i s . Chr i s t , a l l these people are d o ~ n g ~ s br ing outthese rumors, t ry ing to c rea te dissent ion among everybody.

    P: ~ v e seen, a , Teddy Kennedy one t ime in my l i f e , t h a t s

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    .E: Yeah.P: when he was speaking a t the AFL-CIO convent ion .E: Yeah, wel l , shi-t on a l l of them, t h a t s the way I look a t it

    Inc identa l ly , I have a m e s ~ g e from the man [Hoffa] for you.P: Uh huh.E He wanted to , he was brought out Saturday night to me cause I

    went up . to Lewisburg with Browny ' and he saw him Saturday and hea l s o saw him aga in Sunday.

    P Urn hmm.E And Ole Jim t o l d me he wa'nted to tell you Thank you. It seems

    t ha t when t ha t order , a , running h i s sent ences , a , concur ren t lyP Urn hmm .E: o r consecut ively , r a the rP Yeah.E: from Josephine and she was pre t ty bad of f , I guess , Tuesday. So

    then , a , when she found out what you had done and a f t e r I t a lke dto Judge Wilson, it bo l s t e red her up a he l l of a l o t , and shec a l l e d , a , Jim and the doc to r to ld Jim on the phoner - h e s a l lowedto c a l l her from the p r i son once a day

    P: Oh, t h a t s good.E: and she, a , she to ld him t ha t she wanted ~ i m to run .aga in .P h huh .

    E: S( then when Bru my cau c ou t , he , he [ l lo f l a] t o ld we t..hal, heto l d Browny to t e l l me to give you a m e s s ~ c and says th a nkGvery much, h e l l remember you when he ge ts out . So I d o n t

    know any more than t h a t , a , I know t ha t Judge Wilson has ordered

    .

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    ., EAGAN- PAR riN 6the Jus t ice Department to take care of i t . I was ther e whenit happened and he, a, said tha t nOthing you o r J ud ge Daniels ,are not to be s ub je c t to in t i midation by anybody. This is whathe inst ructed th i s guy Bower s . And he said yo u are to receive noharassment or in t imida t i on f r om anybody.

    P: You see when , a, what posi t ion I m in . I ve got to have tha tcontinuance next week.

    E: Yeah, a l l r igh t , who do you want?P: Well, the thing i s , i f it s not going to court I don t need one

    but I don tE: But I me an , j u ~ t a, wh o do you want to t a lk to anyway?P : Well , r e l l ~ no one , you know, i t it s not go ing to court . . .E: Yeah .P : I l..on t need i t .E We re not going to worry about the Houston, t:f Ei-rtt;.-..:. t h a t s ou t the

    window and th i s other thing [ in Bu t t e ] wil l be out the window toobecause they ve already t ransfe r red Judge Murray up here toBoston. He l l be here and , and, a , presiding over the grand juryfor the next 180 days .

    P: Oh, I see .E: And some guy by the nam e of Edward Harrigan i s handl ing it up here

    Boston, and, a , and j. t w a ~ put ou t o the w:Lre the ot.;hcr cia.vthat u d ~ e Murray would be here for 180 days .

    P: : Do I know who it i s?E: He came up here, a , well , i t d be a week ago T h u r s d ~ y . . . we l l , a

    week ago tomorrow . ..

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    P : Hmm .E: t ha t he came up ... and h e l l be here fo r 180 days, he -announced

    it to the press , and it went out on t he wire tha t h e l l be uphere for 180 days. So he c a n t be here and in But te too .

    P: Do you thirik he might put it in , what h e s got over t he re of fand take i t of f from But te , do you?

    E: No, I d o n t th ink s o , I d o n t t h in k so , no. We ve got peop l eworking on t h i s l i k e crazy down in Washington: . .

    P : rn hmm.E: and t he bo3s [Wil l iam Loeb] was down in Washington yes te rday .

    He s going back down aga in Fr iday morning.P: Did you, when w i l l you be t a lk ing to him again?E: Gee, I don t know, he was gonna c a l l me but he h a s n t ca l l ed me .

    t o l me he was _going to be s tay ing a t the Deseret [ s i c ] Innbecause he s got a couple o f f i gh t e r s , I guess , going t on igh tin some kind o f a bout down t he re or something. Or a t l e a s tt h i s i s what he i nd ica ted . He t o l d

    P: But what I want to know i s about when he ll be back ., . so I d o n tknow when to c a l l him.

    E: Well , why d o n t you c a l l him a t t he Desere t Inn?P: I wonder what t ime I ... a f t e r the f i gh t , I suppose .. .o Yeah, I d o n t l

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    P: Oh, I see. You see , I v e been th inking , I t r i ed to ge t to himfo r two days.

    E: Yeah, well Judge Wilson i s gonna s tand for no shenanigans. Heins t ruc ted both s ides r i gh t the re , and, or , a , the re were u the rpeople there , the , a , U. S. Marshal l was t he re , the cour t c l e rkwas there , the proba t ion o f f i c e r was the re , a , Bowers was t he r e ,Anderson was t he re , Matt Loke [?] and, a , he to ld both s idesto immediately check i n to t h i s , he sa id , a , o ~ Brown to do itAnd, a , so I . t o ld him t ha t , I t o ld him you were being harassedand everything e lse by Sheridan and Epste in and he sa id I w ~ n ts tand for tha t from anybody in. my cour t , and he to ld Bowers to

    make damn sure tha t you weren t harassed r in t imidated and hewou ldn t s tand still for it

    P: I wonder who s pu t t i n t ha t rumor out about me ge t t ing t oge the rwith a l l those people and makin a degl .

    E: I d o n t know. Now, Dick Morrisey got it from t h i s WilliamMcCartney. Now William McCartney i s one of the Vice Pres iden t swho was down in Hollywood, Flor ida a t the Execut ive Board..

    P: Do you know how many went agains t him the re?E: As f a r as I can see , a, . Fitzsimmons, a , i s making pr iva t e deals .

    Nobody r ea l l y went a g a i n s ~ him a t the Hollywood meeting .. p: . Oh .I nee

    But a ~ i t z s i r n r r t o n s s cnaking pr iva te d e a l ~ with each ind iv idua lguy so tha t the other d o e sn t know what the he l l he s doing, see?

    P: rn hmm

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    because he pul l jE: NoN a Morrisey shook up the whole Execut ivea f a s t one. He pul led the whole meeting of the Jo i n t Counci l in

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    , l ; \ 1 N- I. 1 ll . .l li..Boston.

    P: m hmmE: And t ha t by a unanimous vote a l l the members voted to suppo r t

    Hoffa for pres ident , in or out of the pr ison .P: Oh, I see .E: So t h i s shook up the wh ol e goddam convention. They didn ' t know

    whether to 3hi t or go blind , you know? So when they ca l l ed me , a ,some guy by the name of Daley ca l l ed me from HollywooC., Flor i da . . .

    P: Urn hmm .E: and he sa id do you th ink Ed Par t in i s t e l l i ng you the t r u t ~ and

    I said , yes I d ~ I sa id I m pos i t ive he ' s t e l l i ng me the tru th .Hell , he sa id 11 God damn it, then I th ink I ' ll go along with Hoffa .

    P: Well I ll be d arned.E: And , h e saic. l , Ch r i s t , he said , a , i f Pa r t i n ' s te l l in g the t ru th , he

    sa id , w e ~ l l swi ng a l l in behind him . So th i s i s as much as I know .And I know t hey ' r e try i ng to make , a , tha t Fitzsimmons i s t ry ing tomake pr iva te deals to get himself e l ec ted .

    P: See , I haven ' t t ~ l k e d to anyone a t a l l , because I have seen what. .he has to ld me i s conf ident i a l , unt i l the t r i a l in ~ o u s t o n Iwouldn ' t say noth in ' .

    E: Yep , yep .P : I ' been dodEj_ng the a t torney [ G i l e J . n ~ h o u s in New O r J c a n ~ , you

    know , j u : ; t .in GiJ; ;c , a , J (;) caL led :.t cuup.l.c u l Li.111 :::, IHJI. 1 di

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    . :/\(; /\ N- PAP. l l N 10. .P : U hmm.E: And I sa id what i s the s t a tus o f the t r i a l ? Well , _ ~ s a id , I

    don t th ink y o u r e any f r i end o f ours . Well , I says , why?P: HmmE: Well , he says, Chr i s t , you ask for pro t e c t i on fo r a man w e r ~ t ry ing

    to prosecute . I s a id , you c o u l d n t give him protec t ion from'Sher idan and Epste in , could you? - so I sa id , we had to t ake the

    s t eps . . .P: HmmE: and I sa id we went to the Pres ident of the United St a t e s . Now

    you t ake your ord e r s from him Well , he says , I d o n t t h i n k Iwant to discuss anyth ing more with you _ and he hung up the phone .

    P: Well , I ll be darned.E: But t hey re , t h e y r e r e a l l y b u l l s h i t , b ~ c ~ u s e we went to Nixon and

    asked fo r it.P: Well , I does Judge Murray seem to be a l l r igh t? .E: Hah?P: Does Judge Murray seem to be a l l r i gh t ?E: I t h ink he i s . I t h ink he s a l l r i gh t . I th ink h e s , I t h ink

    h e l l be good. I d o n t . th ink you ve , I d o n t th ink you ve gotto worry there . I mean a ~ o t of p e o ~ l e wonder why the h e l l I wentout -to Btlttc, ~ o n t a n a Hell , I don t l

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    P: No, I don ' t want t ha t .E . I> I ~ o t the t e l e ... , hov1 I lmev1 h was here i s when I v1as in on

    t he , a , wire room watching t he t e l e t y p e s tu f f come in and Ihappened to see it. That ' s the only way I ' d have known he wast he re r i gh t off the ba t . I ' d o f probably known it in a day o r two,but he announced it down the re to th e press in , a , Boston t h a the was the re for 180 days.

    P: Hmm .E: So t ha t was it.P: Well , you ve got someone t h a t s gonna kind o ' be involved ip it

    you know, or something . . .E: Oh don ' t worry, we ' r e gonna keep our eyes r i gh t open. We ' r e not

    l e t t i n g any grass grow under our fee t . I mean , you d be su rp r i s e dhow j u s t much; . . You c a n ' t imagine how much work . has been done ont h i s th ing , pressur ing everybody , and I mean pressure , too .Because the boss . sent a f l a t - a s s e d l e t t e r to , a , John Mitche l land t o ld him t ha t Nixon p o l i t i c a l l y i s in t roub l e and he neecss uppor t . And he says I own the bigr,;est newspaper in the s ta t e a ndwe have the f i r s t pre s ide n t i a l primary.

    P: Um hmrn.E l ovJ, he s a id , i f you expect me to suppor t Nixon, 2_y God , he sa id ,

    I expec t s o m t h i n ~ in r e tu rn . And, a , I ' v e never seen t he boss l ayt on t he l i n e l : ikc t ha t lo anyl>od.v. nut l>oy he < : n l a , llc ~ ; u

    sen t a l e t t e r to a fe l low by t he name of Peterson down in J u s t i c e .P: Uh huh .E : Je su s , he reamed h i s assP: What was the r e a c t i o n you got from Nixon? Do you know offhand?

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    , ' II ,

    E: Yes, I lmO\v t ha t Nixon, a - - you remember t ha t day I t o ld you v ehanded t he s t u f f to Nixon a t q u a r t e r pas t twelve?

    P : Urn hmm.E: Well , I d i d n t f ind it out but t h a t guy Larry Dickerson t he r e in

    Baton ...S: Come in E: Rouge found it out . . . P: Hmm .E: t ha t the White House had t e l e ty p ed over to J us t i c e eve ry th ing th t

    we had turned over to them in the White House a t two o c l o c k ,it was in J us t i c e by two o c l o c k with orde rs from Nixon t ' t akeca r e of t h i s a t once .

    P Well I 1 ll be darned .E: I didn ' t fin t h i s ou t , I didn ' t know anything about it . You can

    ve r i fy t ha t from Larry Dickerson .P: HmmE: Because he s the one who ca l l ed me to ask me what the h e l l we

    d id t o , to a s t a r t such an upheaval . So I exp la ined what we haddone . . .

    P: Yes.E: with the people , our people in the White House. He . s a id , Jeez , you

    guys r e a l l y pul l ed a f a s t one. So I asked him, I says , how theh e l l

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    th e White House to , a , J us t i c e anda a , then Whitley wo u l d know .Tha t 1 s the guy who s been g iv ing ou a l l the f r i c t i on.; huh?

    P: We l l, he and Gileingh ouse .E Yeah , yeah . Well , Gile inghouse i s a r e a l bu l l s h i t t e rup , I ll

    w1 you , heh , heh , heh, we r e a lly t.,.is t ed h is goddam t a i lP : You gonna be i n town a f t e r I c a l l Audy in the morn ing?E: Yeah, I l l be in the of f i c e in th e mo r ning.P: Al l r i gh t , t h en I ll ca l l .you in t he mornin g . What s the t ime

    dif ference?E: I th ink t h e r e ' s only an hou r d i f f erence betwe en , a , you n d ~ a ,

    Veg as P: 0 . K. v/ell I apprec ia t e it. I wan t you to get a , a d ouble c h eck

    on t ha t th ing if yo u woul d . .I f you don t mind ; I d apprec ia t e i t,though .

    E: Sure , I l l work on it , Ed.P: I v e , I ve go t to g e t t h e a t t o r n e y to do some t hi ng or e i t he r . . .E: Yep.P: And, a , yo u know .E: Yeah.P : Don t s ay anything, I don t want t o s a y anythin g a t a l l. Thes e

    people ll be over t he re .E : Ye p, O. K.P : CauGc.: n u tJo dy cJ. oc w:i ll t ry l . l, , I me an :it ll a: i u lJ c .i n Frl cl ty .E: Yeah, a l l r i gh t .P : Al l r i g h t , I l l t a l k to y ou in the morning.E : O.K ., I l l be a t the of f i c e .

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    P: Olcee-dokee.E: Okee-dokee.P: All r i gh t .E Bye-bye.S: [ c l ea r s th roa t ]P: Did t come out a l l r i gh t ?S : Well I th ink so, I haven t checked for tha t (c lears t h roa t ] , wait

    ju s t a second.

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    1 . A c c o r J i ~ ton ua u n l l r ~ l i b l e source , a t 10 : 50 a . a .on 14 J3nu2ry 1071 Zd G : ~ y P A ~ I ~ , probnbly i den t i ca l withSubJ c c t , c n l l e J (1:.ro::1 :1. p q p 1one) to h ~ Cub : lrt CCi1Suln.t,; in. l.Zex tco City f ro :.\ Atln- ' lta, GOCl";ia. Ee :lSkOd fo r the c u ~ ~ mcon1u1, R : : l f a ~ l 1IIR.:\BAL rer,1o..ndo::. P.";1TIN s p o l ~ e no Spanish, andspoke ~ n g l i s h g i t h a z t r o n ~ s o u t h ~ ~ n acccut . According toP ~ IN, h i s wi fe , mother, .and S. llall daucrhter had bo en in ~ a . : : l c oabo t s ix o r eirrht month5 p r i o r to t h i s c ~ l l and had spoken toldi BAL. MIIt-\BAL had no ue.1s . fc.r P ~ ~ T I N r c z ~ d i n g tba mat ter h i s ,fa:...,ily had discussed wi t h the Cubans. (CO .".::ient: We p re -sume t h i s hau to do with t ha issuance o f a C u b ~ n v isa forP A ~ I N . ) l f iR :\R\L e ~ p l o . i r . . e d tha t h ~ a l o n ~ could clo noth ing for ,Sub ject , and he h:1d no i de a how l on ; t would be b::.lfore he wouldhear (:fro;:l Havana). PA?.TIN i n i ~ a t c d t hn t tho t u h'.as ge t t i n ;shor. t , ' nd -i ns i s ted on c:1llinE: ;:IRA3.\L l lt:.;r. They a ~ r c e dP A ~ T I N c o u l d c a l l . in i:'.'lo w c ~ k s . ?JIHABl1L, llo-:.rever, ind ica ted bewould w r i t e PARTHl i f h'e heard sor.1ethin3.II

    1 2 . Dt:tctly t\ to weel:s l a t e r_ a t 14: 27 hours on 28 Jmu::u-y,PARTIN n ~ c - . i n ca l l ed the Cuban D:lbassy in x i c o City . ~ 1 I R i \ B A J ,to ld: PAKL'lN t ha t he still hnd no nows for t h e l a t t e r . Duringt h i s ; couvC;rs::ttion, :\IIRAB \L (who a s not in h is of f i c e ) askadPARTIN i the ~ b a s s y had PARTUt' s address, and P ~ f . T I N sa id hsdid pot know whether h is wife ha-1 l e f t it w i th MIRABAL or not (Note : Dur ing tho 14 January c o ~ v e r s a t i o n , M i a ~ B A L ind ica tedhe did have PARTIN's address . ) \/hen :UIR..-\3AL asked P A R T ~ togive ; him h i s address, PARTIN did not ~ a u t to g ive it over thephone. He sa id he prefer red to c a l l IIF-\D l.L again as he d idno t t a n t them c h e c k i n ~ my mai l o r anyth ing . PARTIN of fe redto send h i s wife to ~ a x i c o aga in o ~ to ~ o h i r ~ e l f . .I\ 3 . . As t 25 February 1971 t h i s Off' i c e is unaware o f any

    s u b s ~ q u e n t contact b a t ~ e e n PARTir{ and the CUban Da.bassy orConsula te in Mexico City .I - -,. IIj

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    4 . Accoru ing to i n fo rm: \ t i on r e c e i v e d fro ll our I lead-qu: :u te rs , your mnin off ic ;e has i n fo r r J a t i o n on Edward GradyPARTIN 1:ho is duo to s tRnd tri l on 22 :J:rrch 1971 on ch=>;c8of ; o h s t r c , ~ f : i c : - ~ 2 '. j L s t ~ r . : 2 . . ~ t tn8b:?.:l i s a opy o f th8 p e : r t l -n e n t s e c t i o n o f a me;:toranclum our H ead q u ar t e r s r e c e i v e d f romyor r Head q u a r t e r s .

    5 , T h i s . o f f i c e i s t n k i n ~ no f u r t h e r no t ion on t l1is C a 3 ~s i n c e it i s c l e n r l y c r i m i n a l i n n:o,tur2. l C\'18Vcr, if P \ ~ 1 H icozhes to OUT a t t c n t i u n :cgain , \ . e s h a l l n o t i f y you ii:lc.

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    TJ10y l i lce to a s s e J . ~ t t ha t c e r t a in th ings arc CIA covers ,o r CIA, th i s , t ha t and the o ther , and Shaw i s supposed toto h a v ~ a par t in - in a ~ Afr ica l company t ha t was : a CIAf _on t , you lenow.~ h , i s t ha t r i gh t ?Y'eh.I d i d n ' t know about t ha t .Th a t ' s p ~ r t of the , pa r t of the pu b l ic r ecords , i t ~ inthe paper . .In the New Orleans paper?No, it was in t ha t , i n t ha t paper and I th ink it got in

    . the New O r l e ~ \ i : . S pape r , I 'm not su re . Wait a minute, honey,I 11 be the re in j u s t a minu.t e . Sam, your w ife ' s gonna whip you.rrell, it s j u s t 1 if I am on the phone more than f ive minutesmore, I deserve a whipping.

    This uh, you know, t h i s whole th ing . From, uh, the wholeth ing i s t o t a l l y confus in g . And l i ke I say, I l i ke to coverthe s t o r i e s tha t are, well , not comple te ly cut and ctried.But , cu t and dr ied enough. You g o t ~ u r s e l f a newsmaker:O.K.Right .The riewsmaker sa ys something.

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    ALLEGED EFFORTS 1'0 INFLUE :E ITESTIMONY O.F EDWARD GRADY PARTINI .George owen W t t appeared in tbe ofifice o f the. i'cderal ureau.of-'lnvest_i _ t -ron, New Orleans, touis1au,on September 4, 1968, and rntbed tbe followlat intormation :

    tfr. a t t advised that he was vis l t t s a t tberesidence o f Jim ~ ~ Port Way Aeres, BroWDSv111e, Tezas,on Labor Day, Septe er 2, 1968. Wyatt s ta ted \that J l a Ness is an old famll friend and tbat Nas, b*( lits beena long-time friend t bls tatbr , W)'attu a kaown Ne8asince Wyatt 's cb i l dbood d . . .1Wyat t contacted Ness prbaarily because he badheard that Jack S. Martin and Raymond Rutz bad ~ D tryingto convince Ness that Ness a ~ o u l d come to L o u i s ~ o a andfurnish an affidavit to the effoc t tba t Wyatt becaae involved in: troubles witb law entorcement asenoiea onmany occasions whi le Wyatt was a yo ns boy.Wyatt stated tbat he knows J as anindividua l who bas assisted both the Lou iana naborM a n a ~ e m e n t COJMtission of Inquiry (LMCI) an Teamters LocalNumber 5, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in an lnvestipt lve .capacity. Wytt s ta ted tbat be krl01tti Ra,aODcl Rtd.J( ,t f :. bean investigator for tlie L J I C I ' . ' \Ness informed Wyatt that Martin and Rulz bavebeen telephonica l ly contacting Ness a t bls residf DCe t rthe paftt several weeks and that in these telepboae conversat ions, Yartin has in icated that be and Rulz pos. eae al e t te r proving t ha t i-1 i s invol ved in the assassinationof President John F . Ke ~ . J l y . . ax.d tbat thie vetaent

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    Wyatt stated be was bringing tbe abovo informationto the attention of the FBI because be fe l t that Martinand. nuiz were possibly impersonating t b e m s e l v ~ s s lBlAgents in connection Yitb tba i r te-lephone cal ils to Ness.Wyatt sta ted that in his judgment Martin undoubtedlyis not only working for District Attorney Jim ~ a r r l a o n ,but is also working for the oft iee o the Loulalana StateAttorney Ge.neral and tbr.tt be Wyatt i s eouY1lke4 thatMartin retained this association with tbe oft1ee of theState Attorney General even during tbe period ltbat t inwas workillg with WJa t t and Teaaatera Local JJaber 5 lDBaton Rouge, Louisiana . I

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    t;fo-rJfG7The brazen attempt to springHoffa with a 1 million bribe

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    the hea rt o f every c c e ~ s f u lgangste r s operation is the Fix- the work ing arra ngeme nt withkey police a nd elec ted officials andbus iness and union executives. Itguara ntees the racketeers room toswing and a certa in am o unt of ac ceptance in respectable c i r c l eFor sheer audacity and :-.weep. fewFixes the Mob has ever undertakenco uld top a plo t ju st nO\\ unfo lding in New Or leans, w iH:re theCosa Nostra is rul ed over by Carlos Marce llo opposile pagt). Itshoped- for objective i > Iibert) f6r

    ...lames Ho iTa. the impriso neuof the Teamsters Union.Li FE

    Th o ugh the governor did no t knowit, Yo ung ha d so me curi o us co no uts ide orthe execut ive s ui te.One of these was Marcello. aboutwh ose empire yo u will read morein next week s instalmen t.

    l n Ja nuary, Young up ameet ing with Part in a t the req uestof still a nothe r man of innucncein o u i ~ i a n a politics, _ t i mJ?Ublic re latio ns specia list -ar o unu o perator na mt:d D A itg nSmith.

    Members of Smi th s fam ily are\ e1l-pla cc u in Hi sbrother./\. D Smith . is a me mberor the t a t : board of education.His Mr s. Frances Pecora, isa n ollici:ir Bf th e insura nce

    m m i s ~ i j Mr s. Peco ra i:-. al othe wife of ,,fio Pecora. fo rmeroperator o r t h ~ , ; n - < w n e ~o\\ n an d C.lunt ry Motel in New

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    the union. 'om.: 1111hc \l oh .in both- dropp.:d $2 mill ion in tna p r i n g - H o T a fund late ' ' ' year.The money wa:-. placed at the di;.po:.al of Cosa Nostra mobster,,and it \ a ~ to be payable to anyo newho could wreck the gO\ ernment 'ju ry-tampering ca\ c on which I lot fa had been conv1ctcJ.. J n due co urse. ~ ., ,mide a\ a iable to Marc, llo to do

    the jo b. The chief government itnes > in the tr ial . hich plm:ein 19 4 in Chatt anooga . had been_ E d\\ard Grady Partin. leader of aTcam

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    some Marcello henchmen, butthat. says the district attornev. j ,a coincidence without signitica.m:c.l l doesn't mean anything."' Garrison told LIFE. becaus; 1 ha1c:no connection with Marcello . Idon ' t have to worry about thin 'like that. I v cleaned up the rad ets in this town."'

    Garriso n says he knows Marul lo 's bookmaking brother Sa mm1- rve seen h i ~ at the c11 Or leans Athletic Club and Moran 'Restaurant--- but deni.:s l,.no11 111;:that he is a bookie. Also anwmhis acquaintances is Marrl 1\l.tr;no. a Marcello lieutenant 11 hmo ved from New r l e a n ~ It' th'Sands Hotel in Las Vegas I0ago. When Garriso n g o e ~ to L.J 'Vegas. he is the guest ;r he SanJ ,and Marino makes the arran , c ments.

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    'lands has paid Garrison's hotelhtl l. On his last visit in Marchth.: tab was signed by Marino him'c lf. Garrison was also granted a'\.000 credit in the cashier's cage.11 htrh meant he could gamble up toth.tt amount without putting his11 n money on the table. At thatt11ne tho : Sands operated one of fourI \'.:gas gambling ha lls con. r . llt:d by Cosa Nostra Bosses.Ci.rrri.,on contends that he didn't-rttthk nd that Mar ino gave him:k ,,,drt ~ ~ h e could cash checks.I k unable. he told LI FE, to see ' ' I thrn 11 nn_ wi th a prosecutor.,,.,-l,;rdrng at a Mob-controlled' ' ' ' lie >ard he fdt it was cus' a r ~ ft, r cas inos to pick up the1 .1 ta h' Lf public ollicials. 1111. narvc- thi s is my first pub-'11"'- but I don't see what's.,, , ng ll thit . hesaid. l imagine D. ould hav e a good credit

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