THE REAL FRANK SINATRA
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
** "Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe," by Anthony
** "Spooks," by Jim Hougan.
** "Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob," by Dan E.
** "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
** "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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