Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 12  Num. 13
                     ("Quid coniuratio est?")


By Sherman H. Skolnick

[Editor's note: Yes, Frank Sinatra was greatly talented, both in singing and in acting. But Frank had some unsavoury friends. Were these mobster friends of Sinatra's just a happenstance, due to his overall gregariousness? Or was there more to it?]

A handful of corporations, on a big scale, control for the mass market what we see and hear. (Such as radio and television, records and tapes; all shape our lives and opinions. Together, they are the BIG LIE.)

From a young age, Frank Sinatra was groomed by the underworld
with the help of the very rich. He came to understand plenty.
His mother held a key post with the Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey.
Like Chicago, Hoboken has been totally corrupt. Many years
later, at a key point in Frank's career, his mother was a victim
of a sabotaged plane crash; she was snuffed-out.

The high-level, low-life crime cartel bought Frank the right clothes, taught him how to be nattily groomed, paid for voice coaches, and early on, hired teen-age girls to shriek when he sang. Sinatra was a creature of the Carlo Gambino crime family of New York and the Sam Giancana crime family of Chicago. Frank became the darling of a vast criminal octopus, Warner Communications, later called Time-Warner.

Frank Sinatra was part of the Las Vegas-based "Rat Pack," which included the Kennedy family's Peter Lawford, an actor. This links Sinatra to the Kennedys, to whom Mafia boss Sam Giancana helped deliver the White House in 1960. According to wire-tapper Bernie Spindel, later murdered, Peter Lawford was involved in the death of Marilyn Monroe -- she also murdered according to several books. (e.g. Double-Cross by Sam and Chuck Giancana)

Sinatra knew how to protect his butt -- or so he thought. He knew a lot about the CIA/Mafia joint project to assassinate John F. Kennedy. This led "old blue eyes" to have a falling out with JFK. But to be sure the actor/singer kept his mouth shut, the conspirators kidnapped his son, Frank Sinatra, Jr., after JFK had his brains blown out in Dallas. So, Frank, Sr. got the message: stay quiet, or else something will happen to your son.

Sinatra's bookkeepers, controlled by his handlers, led him to believe he was only worth $200 million. Was it really more than a billion dollars? The enormously wealthy Sinatra had big money links to both Chicago and to the criminal combine. When Chicago's old West Side mob moved out to the burgeoning skyscraper suburb of Oak Brook, Sinatra became a sizeable owner of Oak Brook Development Company.

Oak Brook, to those familiar with the Chicago area, is an unusual town. In what other Chicago suburb are there many buildings towering 50 or so stories tall? All the biggies are in Oak Brook, including the offices of the highly corrupt IRS Intelligence Division which operates very much like the "spooks" in CIA. In undisputed federal court records, I and my associates showed that the IRS bosses in Chicago have been stealing millions and millions of dollars of monies, assets, and properties, not for the public treasury but for their own personal benefit. This outrage happened, for example, to Joseph Andreuccetti, a west suburban caulking contractor. (The undisputed confession and admission by an IRS official, relevant to the series of cases known as "The Andreuccetti Affair," can be found in the U.S. District Court record: Sherman H. Skolnick and Joseph Andreuccetti vs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, et al., case number 96 C 4373, in Chicago.)

Also headquartered in Oak Brook, with the aid and blessings of Sinatra and his crew, is Pinnacle Banc Group. Pinnacle is the alter ego and successor to the still-alive Bank of Credit and Commerce International: BCCI.

Also headquartered in Oak Brook, the newest criminal nucleus, have been the offices of lawyer Aldo Botti. With an espionage background, Botti is reportedly the actual don of the crime cartel. He vigorously denies the title reputed to him. Yet somehow or other, his role seems to overlap the doings of First National Bank of Cicero, the Vatican-linked CIA/Mafia criminal combine: money laundry for illicit funds.

Oak Brook is likewise the operating center for William F. Cellini, owner of gambling casinos in Illinois and elsewhere. Some contend his enterprises serve as a front for laundering money, proceeds of "China White" high-purity heroin, now flooding into the U.S.

Some consider another Oak Brook operation as at least strange, if not sinister: The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. Starting in the 1970s, Sinatra became a sizeable owner of the firm; Sinatra being part of a so-called "investment group" made up of characters like himself. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock became the focal point of a strange incident in April, 1992, when it, with apparent intent, caused the cave-in of an old, almost forgotten, narrow-gauge railroad tunnel under the Chicago River, leading in turn to flooding of basements in most downtown buildings. The flooding hit, among others, the Chicago Board of Trade building. Was it just coincidence that the Chicago Board of Trade had just received subpoenas from a Congressional Committee requiring them to cough up records of hundreds of millions of dollars of soybean and other commodity trades? The Chicago Board of Trade said their records had been "destroyed."

The press fakers were all busy praising Frank Sinatra, and leaving out his unsavoury connections.

Some references for further reading:
** Mary McGrory's column, "Sinatra: CIA's Kind of Spy?" Chicago Tribune, 4/19/76.
** "Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe," by Anthony Summers.
** "Spooks," by Jim Hougan.
** "Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob," by Dan E. Moldea.
** "Sinatra Buy Confirmed" (Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company). Chicago Tribune, 12/19/78.
** "Pressure from Reagan? FBI Denies Sinatra Files to Nevada." Chicago Tribune, 2/10/81.
** Sinatra Becomes Sizeable Owner of Oak Brook Development Co., Chicago Tribune, 3/26/77.
** "Report Bankruptcy Trial Photos Link Sinatra, Mob," Chicago Tribune, 11/13/78.
** "Double Cross" by Sam and Chuck Giancana. Quote: "The Sands was run by [Meyer] Lansky and [Frank] Costello, with... Sinatra holding part interest."

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