Tag Archive for Sam Giancana

Gary Hart on JFK: ‘American journalism never followed up’

Former Senator Gary Hart talked to the Huffington Post yesterday about a missed opportunity in the mid-1970s when Congress reopened the JFK assassination investigation, two Mafia bosses knowledgeable about the events of 1963 were murdered — and the Washington press wasn’t interested.

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JFK witness: ‘My brother didn’t do it’

Richard Cain: law enforcement officer, friend of the CIA, and Mafia hit man

One question haunts JFK assassination debates. If Lee Oswald wasn’t the lone gunman, who shot the president?

In their 1993 best-seller, “Double Cross,” Chuck and Sam Giancana alleged that a man named Richard Cain was a gunman in Dealey Plaza. “It was Cain, not Oswald, who’d actually fired from the infamous sixth-story window,” they wrote on p. 466.

Richard Cain was not an implausible suspect. Born Richard Scalzetti, he was one of those protean characters who haunt the JFK assassination story. He worked for the Cook Country Sheriff’s office. He offered his services to the CIA in Mexico. He sought to blame JFK’s assassination on the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba Committee. He was a Mafia hitman. He met a violent death. Read more

‘Ride The Tiger’ blames the Mafia

The resilience of the “Mafia done it” school of JFK conspiracy theories will go on stage this week when a new JFK-themed play, ‘Ride The Tiger,’ opens at New Haven’s Long Wharf theater on Wednesday, April 3. Read more