This is the first chapter of Joe Bruno’s upcoming book “The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did The Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Family Trump the Truth?” Due out in September 2016.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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It was Halloween morning, 1975, in the Belle Haven section of the tony town of Greenwich, Connecticut, and 15-year-old girl Shelia McGuire set out on a mission to find her best friend, the blond and beautiful, Martha Moxley, who had mysteriously disappeared the night before.
The previous night was Mischief Night in Greenwich; a night in which the neighborhood youths, bored from experiencing the extravagances of the filthy rich, go on a yearly rampage to cause as much damage as humanly possible. Armed with toilet paper, eggs, shaving cream, baseball bats, gold clubs and M-80 explosives, the youths plot to wreak havoc on the neighborhood’s houses, mailboxes, traffic signs, and even the two two-man booths the guards use as a command station to protect the self-absorbed people of the neighborhood; including the very youths bent on making the guard’s lives miserable on Mischief Night.
Shelia knew that Martha had made tentative plans to join the gang of youthful revelers. But instead of joining the unruly crowd herself, Shelia attended a pre-Halloween party at the friend’s house with a boy named David; a first date that Martha had arranged. Shelia had returned home at about midnight, not satisfied about how the date had gone and intent on telling Martha how miserably she had failed wooing a boy she had a desperate crush on.
Shelia drifted off into a troubled sleep, and at 2 am she was awaken by her mother.
“Shelia, Dorothy Moxley is on the phone,” her mother said. “She said her daughter, Martha’s not home yet, and she’s wondering if she attended the same Halloween party as you did.”
Shelia told her mother, that as far as she knew, Martha had gone to her boyfriend, Jeffrey Grey’s, house to rustle him up some dinner. Shelia didn’t mention that Martha’s after-dinner activities included plans to paint the town with eggs, toilet paper, and shaving cream, and any other goo they could get their hands on.
At 4 am, Dorothy Moxley again phoned the Shelia’s residence, and this time extreme stress was evident in her voice.
“No, we still haven’t seen or heard from Marta,” Mrs. McGuire told Shelia’s mother
After Mrs. McGuire hung up the phone, Shelia told her mother, “It’s Mischief Night. Kids all over town are drinking and who knows what else. Martha will be okay.”
Thinking Martha is probably someplace sleeping off too much booze, or pot, or maybe both, Shelia drops back into an uneasy sleep.
But when Shelia awakens in the late morning, she discovered that Martha had still not returned home, and that the town was in a frenzy, looking for the missing girl. Shelia decided to join the search.
After making the rounds of known teenaged making-out spots, Shelia soon found herself on a deserted patch of grass and trees on the northwest side of the Moxley property, just yards away from Walsh Lane, which divides the Moxley’s home from that of Rushton Skakel, whose sister is Ethel Skakel Kennedy, the wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy, the former Attorney of the United States and brother to John F. Kennedy, the assassinated President.
After crossing Walsh Lane, Shelia became fixated on a large, dreary, silvery-blue pine, which, even though its base is down a steep slope, still towers over the Moxley house, which is about 200 feet yards southeast of the tree. Suddenly, Shelia spotted something down the slope that looked like a blue mattress with a pink sleeping bag sitting on top of it. She had seen something like it just a few weeks earlier in the Skakel yard across Walsh Lane.
As Shelia stepped slowly down the slope, the mattress and sleeping bag started to take a different and unimaginable shape.
Shelia later said, “All of a sudden the picture I was seeing was not what I was telling myself it was, but rather this incredible horrific sight of this child that I knew so well. And there was no escaping what was before me now.”
“Martha was lying on her stomach. With her feet pointed toward the slope and her head pointed toward her house. She was wearing a navy-blue pinwhale corduroy jeans, and they were pushed down around her ankles and all bunched up. She was naked from the waist down. On her torso she had a navy L.L. Bean-style down jacket that had those Michelin Man puffs around them. I think her arms were up around her head. Her face was down.
“She has what I thought were scratches and gouges in her right hip. They were covered in blood and pine needles and debris. I was standing above her, so I had some view of her other side. On that side too, she’d been scratched from her hips down to the thighs. And there was blood in her hair.”
Shelia, tears streaming down both sides of her face, sprinted to the Moxley house and banged frantically on the front door.
“Let me in, let me in!” she screamed.
Finally, the door was answered by Jean Walker, the wife of celebrated Beetle Bailey cartoonist, Mort Walker. Dorothy Moxley was right behind her.
“I found Martha,” Shelia said.
“Where?” Dorothy said.
“Under the pine tree.”
“Is she okay?” Dorothy said.
“No, but she will be,” Shelia said. “I think she was either raped, or attacked by dogs. We better call 911.”
“I think we better go look,” Walker said. She turned to Dorothy Moxley. “It would be better if you stood here.”
Walker took Shelia’s hand and they hurried toward the slope where the tree was located. When they reached the slope, Walker continued downward, while Shelia stood transfixed at the top of the slope.
“At first, I thought it was some kind of prank,” Walker said.
As she inched forwards toward the tree, Walker spotted Martha’s body, partially hidden by the low, overhanging boughs of the tree that crouched down only inches from the ground. Fearing the worse, she bent down and touched the exposed small of Martha’s back.
It was colder than the frost on a champagne glass.
Walker trudged up the slope, grabbed Shelia’s hand again, and headed back to the Moxley house.
Dorothy Moxley met them at the front door.
“Is Martha okay?” she asked.
“No, I’m afraid not,” Walker said. “I think she’s dead.”

The Skakel Family and the Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Kennedy Family’s Money and Power Trump the Truth?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Real Wiseguys – The Kennedy Family – One take on Two Assassinations

After the union of the two titan Kennedy and Skakel families became a fait accompli, for the next generation, the Kennedy family experienced a roller coaster ride of monumental successes and unimaginable tragedies.

John F. Kennedy continued as the United States House of Representatives for the 11th Congressional district in Massachusetts until 1953. In November 1952, with the backing of his father’s money, added to a substantial amount of arm-twisting and deceit, JFK defeated incumbent Republican Henry Cabot Lodge II for the U.S. Senate seat. After losing to Adlai Stevenson as the Democratic vice presidential candidate under the 1956 Presidential candidacy of Adlai Stevenson, in 1960, JFK, again with his father pulling the strings, and with more than a little help from the Mafia, became the thirty-fifth President of the United States.

At his father’s urging, JFK named Bobby as the Attorney General of the United States. In addition, Papa Joe, exhibiting monumental quantities of arrogance and stupidity, ordered Booby to go after the same Mafia pals who had been so helpful in the Presidential election.

It was a blunder that would cost both Kennedy’s their lives.

The two Kennedy assassinations have been covered thousands of times in hundreds of different publications, so we will not go into them in great detail. The basic facts are these:

After Bobby Kennedy, as the new Attorney General, went after the same Mafia hoodlums who fixed the Presidential election in 1960 for his brother, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable occurred.

Rather than go after Bobby, the aggrieved Mafioso decided to kill the “head of the dog,” (JFK) and the body (Bobby’s tenure as Attorney General) would die. No matter how many times you hear that it was the “one bullet” nonsense, fired from the gun of the “lone gunman,” Lee Harvey Oswald, that killed JFK, be assured that it was a complete fairy tale. Also, be assured that everyone, from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to Bobby Kennedy, himself, knew it was a red herring to distract the American public from grasping the truth: The Mafia had been strong enough and wily enough to assassinate the President of the United States. J. Edgar Hoover either was powerless to stop it, or knew about it in advance and had looked the other way. Either way, what does that say about Hoover’s F.B.I.?

As for Bobby Kennedy, he knew from day one that the Mafia had killed his brother. On the night of the assassination, Bobby told a friend,” I thought it would be me they killed, not Jack.”

But Bobby Kennedy also knew, and Hoover frequently reminded him, that Hoover had a damning secret dossier on the Kennedy family that would blow the head off any illusions that the Kennedys were as righteous as they claimed to be. Bobby was, as was his brother, and as was his father (which was common knowledge at the time), a serial adulterer, who had bedded beauty after beauty, including movie star, Marilyn Monroe, who, in 1963, had turned up tragically dead from apparent suicide (the Kennedy brothers had passed Marilyn around back and forth between them like a football at the renowned Kennedy family touch-football rituals) One word from Bobby to anyone that differed from Hoover’s version of the events of his brother’s murder (and later the Warren Commission’s version of the events), and Hoover was ready to release his Kennedy report for world-wide consumption.

Bobby Kennedy signed his own death warrant, when, after being elected Senator from New York in 1964, he foolishly decided to follow his brother’s footsteps and run for President of the United States. Bobby had to know that the same people who had killed his brother would try to do the same to him if he ever tried such a bold move. The same cast of Mafia characters, who killed his brother, were still alive and more powerful than before. And they used the same “pin it on the dope” formula as they did with Lee Harvey Oswald, using another dupe named Sirhan Sirhan.

On June 5, 1968, after celebrating a major win in the California Democratic Primary, Bobby, at the last moment, was misled by someone to exit through the kitchen because it was a “short cut to the press room.” Waiting in the kitchen, working as a busboy, was degenerate gambler, Sirhan Sirhan, who owned the Mafia for more money for betting on losing horses than he could earn in a lifetime as a bussing tables.

Sirhan fired three times at Bobby with a .22 caliber Iver-Johnson Cadet revolver. All three shots hit Bobby in the front torso. But what was conveniently suppressed from the public, by Hoover, of course, was that the two fatal shots were fired from a .38 caliber revolver into Bobby head from behind.

After Hoover’s death in 1972, and after still photos from the crime scene were examined, it seemed that an phony “security guard,” hired at the last minute, allegedly from a security firm which had no records of such a hiring, could not be located, nor was there any proof, except from the photos, that he ever existed.

Based on these facts, you can draw your own conclusions.

As for the family patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy, he suffered a stroke on December 19, 1961, which paralyzed his right side and limited his speech, for the rest of his life, to occasional grunts and gurgles. It is doubtful that his cuckquean wife, Rose, ever wiped the dribble from his chin.

Papa Joe lasted until November 18, 1969, when he expired at age 80. Whether he was cognizant of the fact, or not, Joe Kennedy Sr. outlived both his sons, John and Bobby, who died, respectively, at ages 47 and 42.

Another 5-star review for International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Jimmy Hoffa – The Mafia’s Greatest Hits – Volume 3.”

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Being English I wasn’t really interested in the goings-on of the American Labour Unions or indeed the existence of Jimmy Hoffa. But I do know and love Joe Bruno’s works. But I do know of the existence of organised crime and the Mafia. I have read many of Joe’s books and cannot recall a single one that I failed to enjoy.

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Nothing excites the public more than a front-page newspaper spread showing the bloody, bullet-riddled body of a mobster, after he had been freshly whacked, by his former associates or by his deadly enemies. In “The Mafia’s Greatest Hits – Volume 1,” you’ll read about the life and brutal murders of such Mafia notables as Albert “The Lord High Executioner” Anastasia, Lilo “The Cigar” Galante, and Paul “Big Paul” Castellano, plus the assassinations of many other influential mob figures.

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One of the biggest unsolved mysteries during the past half-a-century is “Who killed Jimmy Hoffa?” The answer to this question is a no-brainer. The Mafia killed Jimmy Hoffa – plain and simple.

Jimmy Hoffa and his nefarious union activities were joined at the hip with the Mafia since the mid-1930s Unfortunately for Hoffa, his brusque and dictatorial ways, even with Mafia bosses, eventually made him unpalatable for those respected Mafioso, whose nickname for Hoffa was “Marteduzzo,” which is Sicilian for “The Little Hammer.”

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International Best Selling Author Joe Bruno’s “Jimmy Hoffa The Mafia’s Greatest Hits: Volume Three” is now available on Amazon.com.

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Jimmy Hoffa and his nefarious union activities were joined at the hip with the Mafia since the mid-1930s. Hoffa was their fair-haired boy who delivered for the Mafia in more ways than one. Even before he became President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Hoffa used his influence with the IBT to provide several Mafia bosses, including Tampa’s Santo Trafficante, Louisiana’s Carlo Marcello, and Detroit’s Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone, hundreds of millions of dollar in unsecured loans from the Teamster Pension Fund. Those loans were used to fund numerous hotels/casinos and other businesses in various parts of North America including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and in Las Vegas. In truth, half the hotels/casinos in Las Vegas would never have never been built without the financial support of Hoffa’s IBT.

Unfortunately for Hoffa, his brusque and dictatorial ways eventually made him unpalatable for the Mafia bosses, who were used to being treated with the utmost respect.

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People in the underworld cheered the death of Rosenthal; he was disliked that much. But that doesn’t negate the fact that the wrong man sat in Sing Sing’s electric chair for ordering Rosenthal’s murder, while the man who framed Becker – and orchestrated the murder of Rosenthal himself – walked away a free man.

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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Crazy Joe Gallo – The Screenplay,” co written with Lawrence Venturato, is now on sale on Amazon Kindle for only 99 cents!

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This screenplay is adapted from the book, Crazy Joe Gallo, by Joe Bruno. A film based on this screenplay would take you deep into the world of organized crime, Italian-American style. It is action-packed from beginning to end. If Crazy Joe Gallo, a quintessential American mobster, didn’t exist, it would be hard to make him up.

Even though he was a vicious, cartoonish character straight out of a B-grade mobster movie, Crazy Joe Gallo’s murder made the front cover of Time Magazine. If Crazy Joe, all five-feet six-inches and 150 pounds of him, had not been killed in the early morning hours of April 7, 1972 inside Umberto’s Clam House in Manhattan’s Little Italy, the entire landscape of the Mafia in America might have changed, and not necessarily for the better.

Crazy Joe was born and raised in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn along with his elder brother, Larry, and his younger brother, Albert. Crazy Joe was instrumental in waging two Brooklyn gang wars against the Profaci/Colombo Crime families for control of the Brooklyn rackets. Mafia Boss, Joe Profaci, refused to give the Gallos the respect they thought they earned and deserved, so the Gallos decided they would take matters into their own hands and force their way up Brooklyn’s organized crime ladder. The main problem was the Profacis/Colombos had almost 500 strong on their side, and the Gallos had, at most, 30 loyalists, with another 200 or so mobsters, who either constantly changed sides or stayed completely out of the fray.

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So, when Joe Colombo was shot to death by a black man, Jerome Johnson, at a June 1971 Italian-American Civil Rights League “Unity” rally at Columbus Circle in New York City, most mobsters and members of law enforcement pointed the finger at Crazy Joe Gallo.

The names of several characters have been changed in the screenplay in deference to their families.

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