Cheat Sheet 53, FBI Files: Key Witness is Killed
Monday, August 08, 2016
Make no mistake about it, the files are layered with information about a time where the scope and reach of the Patriarca crime family permeated nearly every aspect of life in New England.
PAGE 3: Payments to informant will now total $22,425. Informant “is scheduled to testify in the upcoming trials of LCN figures Santo Traficante and Raymond Patriarca.”
PAGE 7-14 The handwritten letter from the FBI informant to FBI Director William Webster outlining what the Bureau is asking him to do and his need to be fairly compensated for providing testimony.
Webster served as head of the FBI from 1978 to 1987 under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The informant was the key witness in the Justice Department’s car against Raymond Patriarca and officers of Laborers International Union.
PAGES 39-41 FBI Memo to the Director outlines how informant Roger Nault of Woonsocket, was killed while living in New Orleans under the name Richard Neville. He was struck by a car in front of his home.
“Nault’s testimony in this matter would have been particularly incriminating…possibility exists that Nault was victim of retaliation by subjects.”
Related Slideshow: FBI Files - The Patriarca Papers - Entry 53
- Cheat Sheet 52, FBI Files: Federal Courts Battle Over Indictments of Coia and Patriarca
- Cheat Sheet 51, FBI Files: Indictment of Patriarca, Coia, & Other Laborers International
- Cheat Sheet 50, FBI Files: Winter Hill Gang, Bonded Vault, Bevilacqua’s Relationship with Patriarca
- Cheat Sheet 49, FBI Files: Las Vegas Casinos, RI Corruption, Callei Murder, Bonded Vault
- Cheat Sheet 48, FBI Files: Patriarca Asks to Appear on CBS News with Cronkite
- Cheat Sheet 47, FBI Files: Patriarca Runs His Crime Organization from Jail
- Cheat Sheet 46, FBI Files: Is Patriarca Losing Power? Gang War Coming?
- Cheat Sheet 45, FBI Files: Valachi Called to be Deposed in Patriarca’s Suit Against Boston Herald
- Cheat Sheet 44, FBI Files: 20 Murders, Coia, Worcester Cop
- Cheat Sheet 43, FBI Files: Nazis, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Civil Rights
- Cheat Sheet 42 The Patriarca Papers – Nazis, Negroes and Buying a Chevy Dealership
- Cheat Sheet 41, FBI Files: Bianco, Bombs Outlawed, Volpe and Warwick Musical Theatre