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Larry Leighton, meekest mouse you ever met. Knew him at Terminal Island, CA, He was doing life plus 3 15 year sentences. Back then, 1988, life could mean as little as 10 yrs, but he'd also have to serve at least 5 more year, IF the 15's were run concurrent (if he said one way or the other, I don't recall). Jimmy Jones told Larry to shoot a US rep who'd come to Giana to investigate Jimmy and his cult, and larry DID it. When he got back to the compound, everyone was dead, so larry gathered up 1/4 mill in cash (a mill in today's money) and took his suitcase to the airport, "nothing to declare" and tried to get on a plane back to US. They found the money. He beat the first case, an auntie put up her house to bond him out. Because he'd won the first case, he came back to court. Big mistake. Po'd prosecutor, different jury, etc He could have just stolen 1/4 mill, paid auntie and stayed gone, or instead of just going straight to airport, bury all but 10k, go to seacoast, take a fishing boat up the coast 30 miles or so, repeat, until out of Giana, then go home. return for the money later.
 

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never said that they were friends, just that I knew them. I had only 1 guy I'd actually call a friend. He helped me a lot, but I've lost track of him
 

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I knew Terry Nichols (Timothy McVeigh's partner), but it's not something that I just bring up out of the blue, like all these random "I knew these scumbags" posts.
 

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Take a guess how many (in)famous crooks I've known. I knew a pair of Brothers that were the real life Soprano's. Did their time quietly and walked off to their safely stashed millions.
 

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I know an (extremely) elderly Gambino Family soldier. His exact DoB is either 1917 or 1919(he's unsure himself).
He's from Naples. Had a working name of " John the Hammer". I still see him on occasion. And (as always)he's a gentleman.He never had the need to make tough guy noises.FWIW, I 1) am always gladdened to see him still alive 2) wish him well and 3) never forget that his name was not merely an affectation.
 

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The friend was a hit man, enforcer, big scale thief, (as in entire 18 wheelers of meat, TV sets, etc) Nightclubowner/pimp. but if you were his friend, you had a real one. and if he was your enemy, you'd better kill him, quickly
 

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Too much drama. My days stay pretty full just keeping customers happy & employees busy, and doing volunteer work in the community.

Don't recall who I first heard say it, but "the true big dogs rarely need to bark much".
 
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John n AR, shouldn't bring dogs up again or will will for the next month or so hear about killing them or beating them.
"the true big dogs rarely need to bark much".
09-16-2016 06:18 AM
 
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