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FBI Says It’s Out As Leader of 1982 Tylenol Killings Investigation

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The long-unsolved Tylenol killings will no longer be led by the FBI, a disappointment for those holding out for a justice, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The news comes near the 31st anniversary of the seven deaths of Chicago residents who ingested cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules in 1982.

The discovery of cyanide sent a shock wave across the country, leading to reforms in packaging for over-the-counter drugs.

The investigation is now under the leadership of the Arlington Heights Police Department.

“We’re still working the case,”  Cmdr. Mike Hernandez told the Tribune.

 

Families Want Piece of Fortune Made by Convicted Mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Whitey Bulger

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger made a lot of money during his murderous rampage in the 1980s.

A family of a woman murdered filed a petition in court Monday seeking to find out exactly how much he and his cohorts made and what other properties they have as a result of their crime spree, the Associated Press reports.

John and Robert Davis want the assets divided up among the victims’ families.

They claim the government has never done a “full and complete disclosure” of the Bulger’s seized assets, the AP wrote.

Prosecutors have said they want the judge to order Bulger to forfeit $25 million to divide among his victims.

Bulger is awaiting sentencing.

Book Explores Relationship Between FBI Informant and Mobster ‘Grim Reaper’

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A new book explores the secret world of FBI informants, questioning the extent of bureau protection for killers and other criminals, U.S. News & World Report said.

“Deal With the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer” is written by investigative reporter and former ABC correspondent Peter Lance, who exposes the bureau’s questionable relationship with mobster Gregory Scarpa Sr., AKA the “Grim Reaper.”

Scarpa “was the most vicious killer in the history of La Cosa Nostra,” a notorious crime organization in the U.S. and Italy.

Because of deals with the FBI, Scarpa served a total of 30 days “in over 40 years of murder and racketeering.”

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Families of 19 Homicide Victims Want to Speak Out During ‘Whitey’ Bulger Sentencing

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Although notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was convicted of 11 murders, the victims of 19 homicide victims want to be heard during sentencing in November, The Boston Globe reports.

Bulger’s attorney, J.W. Carney Jr., initially considered opposing the request but acknowledged there’s not much he can do.

“Federal law permits family members of alleged victims to speak at sentencing, even if the government was unable to prove that the defendant was responsible for their loved ones’ death,” Carney told reporters outside the federal courthouse in Boston.

Each family speaker will be given 5 to 10 minutes to talk during sentencing.

M-13 Gang Member Found Guilty of Execution-Style Murders of Mother, 2-year-old

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A federal jury has found notorious gang member Adalberto Ariel Guzman guilty of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and firearms offenses, the FBI reports.

Monday’s conviction offers some relief to family members and friends of a mother and her 2-year-old who were shot execution-style in Central Islip, New York, in 2010.

Guzman, a member of M-13, faces up to life in prison during sentencing on Jan. 9, 2014.

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FBI, Police Crack Missouri Murder Mystery After Nearly 30 Years

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Paul A. Moses cruised through the last three decades while the Missouri family of a murdered woman desperately sought the killer.

On Tuesday, FBI agents arrested the 64-year-old suspected murderer on federal charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, the FBI reports.

A Jasper County arrest warrant also charges Moses with murder.

Moses was transported to the San Diego FBI Field Office to be photographed and fingerprinted.

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Convicted Mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger Complains about Trial in Letter to Old Pal

Whitey Bulger

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Notorious mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger complained in recently obtained letters that his trial was a sham and “revenge for corrupting two FBI agents,” The New York Daily News reports.

A week after he was found guilty of murder and racketeering, Bulger wrote a letter to his friend on Aug. 20 that details Bulger’s feelings on the trial and his time in jail.

“The trial was a neck and tie party and a stacked deck from day one,” Bulger wrote.

At least, he wrote, he has “lots of time to read and think” inside the Plymouth Correctional Facility.

“I am off the scene and not much I can do for anyone out there,” he wrote in longhand, according to the Daily News.

FBI Agent Faces Trial After Shooting His Wife During an Alleged Confrontation

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

A second-degree murder trial is scheduled for Arthur “Art” Bernard Gonzales to begin on Oct. 16, Frederickburg.com reports.

Gonzales, who has been working as a supervisory special agent-instructor at the bureau’s National Academy at Quantico, is accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife at their Stafford County home in Virginia during what he said was an argument.

Gonzales, 43, called 911 on April 19 and blamed the confrontation on his estranged wife, Julie Serna Gonzales, 42.

“My wife just attacked me with a knife and I had to shoot her,” he was recorded telling the Virginia 911 dispatcher. “She cut me on the arm.”