Wednesday, May 28, 2008

FBI Avoids Responsibilty For The Murder Of An Innocent Young Woman, While It Covertly Manipulates FBI Rat Lindley Devecchio's Trial

Mari Bari

August 16, 2007 -- When the order came down in September 1984 to rub out a beautiful Brooklyn woman whose only crime was dating a Colombo mob boss, even the hardened criminals were troubled.

"We're going to probably go to hell for this," then-capo Anthony "Scappy" Scarpati told underling Greg Scarpa Jr., according to testimony yesterday.

But the hit on 31-year-old Mary Bari had been green-lighted by her own ex, Colombo chief Alphonse "Allie Boy" Persico, after Scarpa's father learned the FBI might be eyeing Bari as an informant.

On Sept. 25, 1984, Scarpa Jr. held Bari down on the floor of a Brooklyn nightclub while his dad, Gregory "The Grim Reaper" Scarpa, put three bullets in her head.

That little piece of vicious gangland history surfaced yesterday during pre-trial hearings in the case of former FBI supervisor Lindley DeVecchio, who is accused of providing tips to Scarpa Sr.

Those tips allegedly led to four deaths, including Bari's.

In testimony that lasted most of the morning, retired detective Thomas Dades recounted a set of meetings with Scarpa Jr. earlier this year, in which the imprisoned mobster tried to convince the Brooklyn DA's Office to use him as a witness against DeVecchio.

In those sessions, Scarpa Jr. made an abrupt about-face, owning up to his role in the Bari killing and that of Colombo soldier Joseph "Joe Brester" DeDomenico in 1987, after denying involvement in murders at his own federal trial in 1998.

"Greg Sr. told Greg Jr. that he was informed by 'D' that Mary Bari was being targeted to cooperate," said Dades, explaining that "D" stood for DeVecchio.

"Greg Sr. told Greg Jr., 'She's gotta go.' Greg Jr. said he was very shocked at that because Mary Bari was a stand-up girl. There was no way she was going to cooperate."

That account might sound like damning evidence against DeVecchio, 67, now retired and living in Florida. But if Scarpa Jr. were to testify, he would have to explain the inconsistencies between his stories now and in 1998.

"At first, my opinion was not to use him," conceded Dades. "I didn't believe that he could be credible."

The purpose of the current hearing is to determine whether prosecutors built their case by improperly relying on testimony DeVecchio gave in the late 1990s under a grant of immunity.

On that score, Dades said that he was physically present in federal court in 1997 as DeVecchio gave his immunized testimony. He even conceded that he'd told prosecutors at the Brooklyn DA's Office in 2005 that the testimony had been "a joke."

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While the FBI engineered Lindley DeVecchio's being able to avoid going through a full term trial, by most likely fabricating evidence which damaged the credibility of the prosecution's star witness against him -- Linda Schiro -- in all likelihood, DeVecchio was guilty of all of the charges against him.

Schiro, who was most likely telling the truth about DeVecchio, ended up facing perjury charges as a result of this FBI covert manipulation of Devecchio's trial, while PI Angela Clemente, the person who both investigated Devecchio and unearthed enough evidence for a Brooklyn DA to indict him on four murder charges, found herself being "neutralized" by the FBI for attempting to expose DeVecchio as the criminal he is. This after suffering a DeVecchio-engineered attempt on her life, in which she was nearly killed, and now facing expensive physical therapy as a result of her serious injuries.

As usual, the FBI and its criminal minions stacked the deck in their favor using whatever criminal means they could, which in the case of Clemente included murder.

Former FBI Agent Linked to Mob Murders
Gang Land
March 30, 2006

The Brooklyn district attorney, Charles Hynes, will announce the filing of murder charges today against a former mob-busting FBI agent, Lindley DeVecchio, for complicity in four gangland-style slayings in Brooklyn from 1984 to 1992, Gang Land has learned.

Sources say a grand jury has indicted the retired agent for the murders of a flashy dark-haired mob moll, two Colombo family gangsters, and an 18-year-old hoodlum who had begun cooperating with police.

Mr. DeVecchio allegedly provided information to Gregory Scarpa Sr. - a Colombo capo who was the agent's top echelon informer for 12 years - that caused and aided the mobster to murder three victims and to order and entrust a fourth killing to others.

"Essentially," one law enforcement official asserted, "DeVecchio knew that the information he was giving Scarpa about those four people would cause him to murder them."

"We deny the charges in the strongest, most meaningful terms possible," Mr. DeVecchio's lawyer, Mark Bederow, said. "The charges are fabricated. He didn't do it. We believe they've indicted an innocent man. And that's a shame."

In addition to the teenage Patrick Porco's murder, the grand jury indicted Mr. DeVecchio for the murder of a onetime paramour of a top Colombo mobster, Mari Bari, in 1984; the execution of a Scarpa crew member, Joseph (Joe Brewster) DeDomenico, in 1987, and the rubout of a mob rival, Lorenzo (Larry) Lampesi, in 1992. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison.

Mr. Hynes also will announce the arrest and indictment of John Sinagra, 41, for the Porco slaying, and of Craig Sobel, 38, for the murder of Dominick Masseria, 17, on October 31, 1989.

Source: New York Sun

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