From The Advocatee — Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a fun obituary of an unrepentant crook with a delicious name, Frenchy Brouillete.
Marcello’s name cropped up in various JFK assassination theories, and a House Select Committee report in 1979 mentioned “credible associations relating both Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby to figures having a relationship, albeit tenuous, with Marcello’s crime family or organization.” In the Randazzo book published last year, Brouillette describes Ruby — who killed presumed Kennedy assassin Oswald — as “another Marcello family goombah.
What’s a goombah?
An accomplice in organized crime.
The Warren Commission investigation said nothing about Ruby’s organized crime connections, an indication of how superficial and misleading it was.
One of Ruby’s best friends said “he had no choice” but to shoot Oswald.