[CTRL] [10] Interference

1999-01-03 Thread Kris Millegan

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an excerpt from:
Interference
Dan E. Moldea©1989
William Morrow and Company, Inc.
New York, NY
ISBN 0-688-08303-X
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Murchison, Modell, and Ford Buy In

THE FOUNDER OF THE Dallas Cowboys, Clint Murchison, Jr., who wore a crew cut
and spectacles, paid $550,000 for the team and selected former Rams general
manager Tex Schramm as the architect and general manager of the new
franchise. The Cowboys' owner was the son of another wealthy and outspoken
Texas oilman.

Murchison's father had been expelled from Trinity College for gambling. Soon
after, he became a wildcatter who struck it rich during the Texas oil boom of
the 1920s. Murchison Sr. is famous for his observation: "Money is like
manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up
in one place, it stinks like hell." He once bet a million dollars on a single
flip of a coin-and lost.

The Murchisons were enthusiastic supporters of Senator Joseph McCarthy's
witch-hunt and major backers of Vice President Richard Nixon in his 1960
presidential campaign against John Kennedy. After Nixon lost the election, he
bought a lot from the Murchisons in Beverly Hills for the bargain price of
$35,000.

The Nixon property was a part of the exclusive Trousdale Estates, which had
been developed by the Murchisons—with the help of a $6.7 million loan from
the Teamsters' Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund on
February 26, 1959.[1]

A successful businessman like his father, Clint Murchison, Jr., was also a
heavy gambler. The Murchisons operated the Del Mar racetrack in Southern
California. In 1954, profits from the track were diverted to Boys, Inc., a
nonprofit corporation to help homeless boys which had been created by the
Murchisons and their business associate Sid W. Richardson, another
high-stakes gambler.
 In 1959, the Murchisons and Richardson were investigated by the California
state legislature for allegedly using Boys, Inc. as a vehicle for the
racetrack owners to evade taxes. When the investigation was concluded, both
the state and the IRS began to levy taxes against Boys, Inc. Later, a federal
court overturned the rulings and Boys, Inc. was again exempted from federal
taxes.

An annual guest of the Murchisons' nearby Hotel Del Charro in La Jolla,
California, was J. Edgar Hoover. A horse-racing fan and another big gambler,
Hoover had made a ritual of checking into the Del Charro during the racing
season at Del Mar. When the Murchisons and Richardson found themselves in
trouble over Boys, Inc., Hoover stepped forward in the midst of the
controversy and said, "I know Clint Murchison quite well and I think he would
be the last person in the country to use such a plan as a clever tax or
business subterfuge. In fact, I spoke to Murchison about ten years ago about
devoting some time and help to youth work and the charitable corporation of
Del Mar is one of his answers. This work helps directly in making the nation
sturdy, for communist penetration is currently directed mainly at labor
organizations and youth organizations." Hoover also described Murchison as
"the type of rugged individualist that made this country great."[2]

Young Murchison had been a short but tough, 120-pound halfback at a New
Jersey prep school. He did his undergraduate work in electrical engineering
at Duke, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, and received his master's
degree in mathematics from MIT. By the time he bought the Cowboys, the
personal wealth of his family was estimated as being more than $2
billion—which, in Texas, was second only to their longtime rivals, the Hunt
family.

The owner of a labyrinth of businesses, the highly secretive Murchison was
investigated by no fewer than nine federal agencies and two congressional
committees during a ten-year period beginning in 1955. The Senate Commerce
Committee wrote that Gerardo Catena of New Jersey, a top-ranking member of
the Vito Genovese crime family, "allegedly owned almost 20% of all the
production of Murchison Oil Lease [Company], Oklahoma" during the early 1950s.

Murchison was also involved in business partnerships with numerous associates
of Carlos Marcello of New Orleans, the most feared Mafia boss in the South.
And Murchison personally had real estate and banking ties with Marcello.
Although Murchison had always denied knowing Marcello, he did admit that he
occasionally had dinner at the Plantation, Marcello's New Orleans
restaurant.[3]

Joseph Campisi was a close friend of Murchison. Campisi, the owner of the
Egyptian Lounge in Dallas, was associated with numerous underworld figures,
particularly Joseph Civello, the head of the Marcello-controlled Dallas
Mafia. Campisi has never been convicted of any crime but was arrested in 1944
for murder. The case was dismissed when the county grand jury determined that
he had acted in self-defense. However, he has been linked by law-enforcement
agencies to Marcello and "with both gambling and bookmaking activities 

Re: [CTRL] [10] Interference

1999-01-03 Thread Linda Minor

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From: Kris Millegan [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Date: Friday, November 05, 1999 8:34 AM
Subject: [CTRL] [10] Interference


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an excerpt from:
Interference
Dan E. Moldea©1989
William Morrow and Company, Inc.
New York, NY
Interestingly, accompanying Wexler's application for the
license were the names of three people who could vouch for his character,
one
of whom was Modell's longtime friend George M. Steinbrenner III of
Cleveland,
the president of American Ship Building Company and later the owner of the
New York Yankees major-league baseball team. Dan Topping and Del Webb sold
their interests in the New York Yankees to the Columbia Broadcasting System
in 1964. In 1973, Steinbrenner and his "committee of fifteen" purchased the
team from CBS. Among Steinbrenner's partners in the Yankees were auto
executive John DeLorean, Nelson Bunker Hunt, and Ohio real estate tycoon
Marvin Warner.

Marvin Warner was much more than a real estate tycoon.  See Pete Brewton's
book, page 280:

[In 1980 and 1981] Birbragher was laundering the cartel's drug money through
Great American Bank...owned by Marvin Warner, an Alabama native whose
businesses were based out of Cincinnati.  Like Charles Keating, his fellow
Cincinnatian, who also got caught in the savings-and-loan debacle, Warner is
full of arrogance, bluster and hubris, a man who thought his political
connections and influence mongering would save him, and when it didn't,
carped bitterly about government interference.

Warner got his start building houses after World War II.  In the late 1950s,
he bought Home State Savings in Ohio and prospered, investing in race horses
and professional sports teams.  In 1977, his support of Democrats paid off
when President Jimmy Carter appointed him U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland.
During his absence overseas, Warner hired Donald E. Beazley, a Miami banker
and former federal bank examiner, to run Great American.

Before Beazley joined Warner he had worked for a while for Guillermo
Hernandez-Cartaya, according to author James Ring Adams in The Big Fix.  CIA
asset Hernandez-Cartaya had gotten involved with Warner's close associates
at the fraud-infested E.S.M. Securities.  In fact, E.S.M. files contained a
note from Hernandez-Cartaya thanking an E.S.M. principal for his offer to
help in the sale or purchase of Jefferson Savings and Loan in McAllen,
Texas, from Lloyd Bentsen's family.
[In case you aren't familiar with Texas geography, McAllen is on the Mexican
border.]

When Warner returned from Switzerland in 1979, he took Beazley's place at
Great American Bank.  Beazley then jumped to the presidency of the Nugan
Hand Bank in Australia.  That bank, the subject of a book by Jonathan
Kwitny, The Crimes of Patriots, was crawling with ex-CIA (if there is such a
things as ex-CIA) and former high-ranking military officials, and was used
in drug-money laundering, weapons transactions and the cheating of American
investors, among other things...

[Then Brewton goes  on to Paul Helliwell, Castle Bank  Trust, Edwin Wilson,
Ted Shackley, etc.]

After Beazley left Nugan Hand..., he returned to Florida banking...as
president of City National Bank of Miami...[which] was owned by Alberto
Duque, a Colombian whose father was a wealthy coffee magnate.  The attorney
for the bank was Stephen Arky, Marvin Warner's son-in-law

Arky committed suicide in July 1985 after the E.S.M. Government Securities
fraud scandal broke.  The collapse of E.S.M. wrecked the Home State Savings
of Arky's father-in-law, Warner, and led to Warner's conviction for fraud.
[Arky] was praised by his former boss at the SEC, where Arky worked
after getting out of law school.  "He was one of my real success stories,"
Stanley Sporkin, then general counsel to the CIA, told the Miami Herald.
[Sporkin was William Casey's protege.]

...In 1983, just days before Duque's empire started collapsing, Jeb Bush
accompanied Duque on one of his private planes to the inauguration of the
President of Costa Rica.  At the time, Jeb and his partner, Armando Codina,
were building a 30-story office building in downtown Miami that was to be
the new headquarters of Duque's General Coffee Corporation.

[Then Brewton moves on to a discussion of Marvin Warner's involvement in
General Homes, a corporation which had shifted from Phoenix to Houston,
engaging in construction of residential homes.  Warner's American Savings 
Loan bought 43% of General Homes in Jan. 1983.  This were where my own
personal research started.]

Linda Minor

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