John “Zip” Connolly is outwardly a kind of hoodlums who cares what his obituary says about him after he’s lifeless and gone.
At age 82, the notorious ex-FBI agent appears obsessive about clearing not less than one indelible stain off his remarkably squalid (even by Boston G-man requirements) underworld profession.
He’d choose to not have “Mob hitman” within the first sentence of his dying discover. There’s not a lot he can do in regards to the racketeering conviction, or all his tawdry connections to the Bulger Crime Household.
However “Mob hitman” is a bit a lot.
Sadly, Zip has failed yet again to take away “murderer” from his c.v., after a pathetically feeble try in Florida to clear his title.
A state appeals courtroom in Florida this month denied Zip “post-conviction reduction” from his second-degree homicide conviction. He was discovered responsible of organising the 1982 gangland hit on a Boston businessman who was making ready to testify towards Zip and his serial-killing, cocaine-dealing gangland bosses, Whitey Bulger and Stevie Flemmi.
Zip ratted out John Callahan, whose physique then ended up within the trunk of a rented automobile within the long-term parking zone at Miami Worldwide Airport.
Zip’s job within the bloodthirsty crew was snitching on any plug uglies who may flip towards his buddies. The job of organized-crime finger man paid effectively. Zip ended up with mansions in Chatham and Lynnfield in addition to a big boat. In these pre-direct deposit days he typically went months with out cashing his authorities paycheck.
He pocketed not less than $200,000 in soiled money over the course of his underworld profession, which included supervisory duties. Because the Florida courtroom famous:
“(The mobsters) additionally used the defendant as a conduit for the supply of money and presents from Bulger and Flemmi to different FBI brokers.”
There have been not less than six G-men from the Boston workplace on the gangsters’ payroll. Zip delivered money and booze and God solely is aware of what else to his fellow feds.
On the time of his arrest, Zip was engaged on a Hollywood screenplay about his profession as a fearless crusading G-man. He was convicted, first of racketeering and corruption in Boston, after which of Callahan’s homicide in Miami.
Zip ought to nonetheless be down in Florida serving out his 40-year sentence. However he was launched in 2021 as a result of his “terminal sickness,” which has turned out to be not so terminal. Humorous how these thieving Democrats all appear to have miraculous recoveries after they’re reduce free from jail.
Am I proper, Sal DiMasi?
Zip filed a frivolous movement in Florida to get his homicide conviction overturned, claiming a witness who may have cleared him was for some cause not allowed to testify at his homicide trial in 2007.
His would-be witness was one other corrupt ex-G-man in Boston by the title of Robert Fitzpatrick.
Again in 2016, Zip’s star witness was convicted in federal courtroom of six counts every of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Which raises the query, what do you name an FBI agent within the Boston workplace who’s solely been convicted of 12 felonies?
The most effective and the brightest.
Supposedly, Fitzpatrick may have testified that Zip had nothing to do with the Callahan hit. The issue was that earlier than his dying, Fitzpatrick was, because the Florida judges famous, “unstable.”
What virtually landed Fitzpatrick in jail was a awful e-book he wrote about his profession as a fearless crusading G-man — cease me if you happen to’ve heard this one earlier than. Fitzpatrick simply made up a bunch of lies about what he’d executed, as if he had been the president of america or a columnist for the Boston Globe.
However hey, Fitzie was a fed. That’s what all of them do. They lie. You might ask Donald Trump, or virtually any Republican for that matter.
Fitzpatrick bought away with it till 2013 when he was sworn in as a protection witness at Whitey Bulger’s homicide trial. This allowed the prosecution to ask the bent fed about all of the BS he’d made up for his e-book.
It was basic courtroom theater when prosecutor Brian Kelly took him down.
Kelly requested Fitzpatrick about his assorted false claims, amongst them the brag that he had personally arrested Mafia boss Jerry Angiulo again in 1984. Was that true?
Fitzpatrick: “I want I did arrest the — I did arrest him.”
Kelly: “Not what you wished you probably did. Didn’t you inform this jury, ‘I additionally arrested Angiulo?’”
Fitzpatrick: “I did arrest Angiulo.”
Kelly: “That’s a complete bald-faced lie, isn’t it?”
The following morning Kelly resumed his cross-examination. It was brutal. Fitzpatrick claimed he couldn’t bear in mind something he’d mentioned the earlier afternoon earlier than he staggered off to the Barking Crab for liquid refreshment.
Fitzpatrick: “You’re asking me to recall one thing that I’ll not recall.”
Kelly: “Do you will have any medical points along with your reminiscence?”
Fitzpatrick: “Not that I recall.”
Shortly thereafter, Fitzpatrick was indicted for perjury. However that was removed from the primary time he’d channeled Da Nang Dick Blumenthal or Brian Williams.
Because the Florida judges mentioned, “The document earlier than us is replete with irreconcilably contradictory statements rendered by Fitzpatrick within the years main as much as his dying.”
This was the man Zip was relying on to offer him with an alibi. However the courtroom mentioned no.
So Zip continues to be formally a Mob hitman. That’s the dangerous information. The excellent news is, Zip is now years previous the deadline Florida gave him to be lifeless by, lest he be returned to state jail. He’s nonetheless dwelling giant on his bloated G-man pension, simply as Fitzpatrick did proper up till his dying in 2021.
It’s nice to be a Democrat fed, isn’t it?
If he nonetheless needs one thing optimistic for his obituary, Zip may use the fawning tribute Whitey Bulger’s brother Billy — the Corrupt Midget — delivered at his FBI retirement dinner in 1990.
“He’s a splendid human being,” Billy mentioned. “He’s a great pal…. John Connolly is the personification of loyalty.”
That assertion is on videotape, Zip. And I’ll add my very own encomium you could be happy to make use of.
Associates show you how to transfer. Good mates show you how to transfer our bodies.
Zip Connolly was a great pal. They don’t make Mob hitmen like Zip Connolly any extra.