Monday, December 20, 2004

INTHEHAT has to have one of the most well-informed audiences on this subject in the blogosphere. As the reader mentions below, back in March we posted a mention of PROJECT GET GOING and the murder of ELLEN DELIA who ran the operation. We also mentioned that GET GOING had been thoroughly infiltrated by the brothers and they were using government provided cars and expense accounts to run the business of the EME back in the late 1970s. ELLEN DELIA was murdered in SACRAMENTO on her way, it was rumored, to blow the whistle on the infiltration. Here's the reader's elaboration on that post. To make it easier to understand, M.D. is MICHAEL DELIA, ELLEN'S estranged husband. COCOLISO is the late JOE MORGAN, GODFATHER of the EME. J.M. is again, Joe Morgan. The reader also corrects my mistake. I said "city councilman" when in fact I should have said "State Senator." Mea culpa. Thanks for the correction.

"Back on Friday March 5 2004 in the 5th paragraph you stated that an assistant to a city councilman was found murdered. Could that have been Robert L. Lewis, the administrative assistant to State Senator Alex P. Garcia? I do not recall any other government type person being murdered. As to M.D. having "Cocoliso's" blessings in the operation of Project Get Going, that is true. It was through M.D.'s father, M.D. Senior,(A very close friend of J.M. that M.D. was allowed into La EME, in fact, M.D.Jr. was put on a "Hit list" for bringing to much publicity to EME during the murders that were occuring and being tied to PGG.)J.M. had the "Hit" removed from M.D. as a favor to M.D. Senior. (M.D.Senior was a "wheelman" for the Sica brothers, Frank and Joe.)"

For those who may not know, the SICA brothers were connected to the ITALIAN MAFIA aka LA COSA NOSTRA. ROBERT L. LEWIS was supposedly also connected to both the Italian Mafia and to the Brothers. We could actually write a book about all the various connections and cross-connections that emanate from the DELIA case. It would be like reconstructing an explosion in a wire factory. Here it is in brief.

MICHAEL DELIA was a friend of LEWIS. LEWIS was in the construction business and thanks to giving State Senator ALEX GARCIA financial and other forms of "support" LEWIS had GARCIA's fullest attention. It was through LEWIS that DELIA got Federal and State funding and some zoning variance for PROJECT GET GOING's office. PGG was at one time located in GARCIA's office prior to getting its own facility in BOYLE HEIGHTS. LEWIS, however, was also known by law enforcement to have connections with the JOE "CRAZY JOE" GALLO crime family in NEW YORK. This is not the same JOE GALLO who was PAUL CASTELLANO'S consigliere. Different GALLO, different set of connections.

The CRAZY JOE connection was through long-time COSA NOSTRA soldier JIMMY "THE WEASEL" FRATIANNO and his partner MIKE RIZITELLO, aka MIKE RIZZI. Law enforcement at the time (the late 1970s) had observed meetings between LEWIS, RIZITELLO and SENATOR ALEX GARCIA over RIZITELLO wanting GARCIA to help obtain a parole for some of his GOODFELLAS locked up in prison. Or so the story goes. There was also information at the time that MIKE RIZZI had some interest in state pension funds and wanted GARCIA's help. Maybe someone could shed some light on this. My records are incomplete.

To make a very long, very complicated story short, ALFIE SOSA, the triggerman on the ELEN DELIA execution got a life sentence in March 1982. SOSA, according to testimony given by informants, was also DELIA's boyfriend. That was probably the reason she got into the car with him in SACRAMENTO the night of her killing. She trusted the guy.

There are other offshoots and interesting threads in this case. One of the other people in the car that night was EDDIE "SAILOR BOY" GONZALES who was either an informant at the time or became one shortly thereafter. He presented testimony to a grand jury abou the DELIA murder but the information was excluded because it was obtained in a wonky way that JUDGE BOSKOVICH threw out. Another long story there. For those who keep track of these things, SAILOR BOY was a tight pal of another famous informant/dropout/hit man, RAYMOND "MUNDO" MENDOZA. If you follow the MUNDO thread, you go to a lot of places and you eventually wind up in AMERICAN ME and the EDWARD OLMOS dustup with JOE MORGAN. You also end up at the ANA LIZARAGA case, another incident of a woman who knew too much or cared too much.

Follow the thread back to MICHAEL DELIA and you end up with the murder of YSIDRO "FRITOS" TRUJILLO who was found shot to death in LANCASTER about 200 yards away from MICHAEL DELIA SR.'s property. DELIA JR. was also the alleged shooter in the LEWIS murder. There was speculation that LEWIS was killed by DELIA on a contract basis because LEWIS owed money to COSA NOSTRA loan sharks. Keep following the MIKE DELIA thread and you end up with ABRAHAM "ICEPICK JOE" HERNANDEZ and JUAN AGUILAR HERNANDEZ (no relation), war with the NF and a dozen homicides all over the state. It's a rich tapestry of intrigue, drugs and murder.

After seven years of court cases, MICHAEL DELIA was eventually released in 1984 after taking a plea. Current whereabouts unknown.

Anyway, with all the connections, we could spin this out forever. It's getting late and I gotta go Christmas shopping. More to come. And hey, this is to the anonymous reader, thanks for setting the record straight and let's talk.


Anonymous said...

Wally, I can see that you have your "shit" together. The response is very, very, very good. You must know that J.H. was allowed to have sex on the desk of an attorney's desk while waiting to be charged in the "Delia Murder case." You of course are also aware that "the weasle" had a long time relationship with the EME. He originally hired "Champ" and "Joker" to stake out a couple of houses in the Palm Springs area for a couple of "wise-guys" that the weasle wanted to eliminate. The "weasle" also gave "Red" a car and money prior to going back to prison on a burglary charge.

Wally said...

Anonymous, you're making my day. I hadn't heard about the sex on the desk. I'm intrigued. Who's the lawyer, where was the desk and who was the other person on the desk?

Anonymous said...

It is my understanding it took place in the Sac.Co. D.A.'s office of D.D.A. John O'Mara. Juan Hernandez was conning them that he would turn states evidence in exchange for sex with his girlfriend. This event caused his wife to divorce him (Juan)

Anonymous said...

Wally,quid pro quo...What were the names of J.M.'s 3 hermanas when he was out on parole in 1972? One worked for CYA as a Parole Officer, One worked at the L.A.Co. Jail ward at the General Hospital, the other was in charge of a local DMV office.

Wally said...

I wish I could help but I have no names. I'm vaguely aware of the three you mentioned but nothing I can take to the bank. There was, however, one unconfirmed story about JM spending time with one of the MANSON girls. That would be CHARLIE MANSON. Don't know if that's an urban legend or what. EDDIE BUNKER apparently spent some time with JM while they were both on the street. BUNKER mentions JM a few times in EDUCATION OF A FELON. Maybe he might confirm or shoot down this rumor.

Anonymous said...

Since the last comment was a little hard, i will give you a hint...DMV=E.W., CYA=N.F. and G.H.=L.M.

By the way, i figured out who you are. You have a good rep. and are respected by many. This will probably be my last email. Wil E. Coyote.

Anonymous said...

i could not resist! is this the same Eddie Bunker that was an AB at Folsom in the early 1970's, with his crime partner being Steve Bekins from the moving company fame?

Wally said...

Wil. E, thanks for the props. But I'm sorry to see you go. I'm liking the give and take and I surely appreciate your input. As to Eddie Bunker, the time frame is correct, but I don't know that Bunker ever claimed AB. This would be news. He does admit to having known MORGAN in and out, however. So maybe it's the same guy. The Bunker I'm talking about became a writer in the pinta and has published a great collection of books -- EDUCATION OF A FELON, NO BEAST SO FIERCE etc. BEAST was turned into a movie, STRAIGHT TIME, and he's appeared in a bunch of movies playing heavies and cops. He played MR. BLUE in RESERVOIR DOGS. Rent DOGS and look for MR. BLUE. If that's the guy you knew, then it's the same dude. All the best and thanks for your company.

Anonymous said...

(RE:Monday, June 20, 2005

You are talking the REAL DEAL and the Gospel according to Wally's World. Additionally, I give you two thumbs up on some of your sources. Rich Valdemar is surely today's leading source for EME info when one looks to see the Big Picture and good ol' street knowledge as well. He should teach more classes (sorry to interrupt your retirement, Old Guy!).
One thing you forgot to mention about the EME "truce" stuff is that even Ray Charles could see that one for what it was. It was a control thing from Day 1. It was a smart "business" (criminal) move, for sure but these councilmen, community activists and others (media included) were trying to sell the public a bill of goods that any street person, not to mention someone with a double-digit I.Q., could see through.
As someone writes: (quote) "..... the Mexican Mafia is an Equal Opportunity Exploiter .... they are NOT motivated by ethnic or community pride or concern, but by greed and the furtherance of its criminal enterprise" (end quote).
When folks realize this completely, they will erase from their minds that EME does not serve the community in any way, shape or form. They may "save the life of your father only to take out your brothers and your daughters". What good is that?? (rhetorical question)
You DO NOT concede to terrorists and that rule applies very well to groups like the EME. When they were formed by Luis "Huero" Flores and co-horts at Deuel (look at the spelling, WilECoyote and smile) there was NO self-protection, NO "let's get together and 'protect' ourselves from these 'evil inmates'". These dudes were ruthless, fearless, arrogant, leaders of their street gangs AND ....... (look at this word carefully): they were/are
T-E-R-R-O-R-I-S-T-S. Their primary purpose for forming (unlike most other prison gangs) was to "terrorize", pressure, disrupt, and (quote) "enjoy the creature comforts that prison had to offer" (end quote). They were going to be in this for the long haul.
They also had plans for taking their act, as in activities, to the free world but in the beginning (50's and 60's) the future was much too obscure. (Fast Forwarding) I attended some of those Park Meeting surveillances and Sana was "The Man" in O.C. and there were some meetings where Ernie "Kilroy" Roybal, Bobby Loera (Potato Nose's brother) and other EME VIP's were in attendance as well.
How do you get rid of a group such as La EME, as the million dollar question is often posed? You simply eliminate the street gangs. Yeah, simple ...... But that's your only answer. This means that as long as you have street gangs in L.A. and in other sympathetic locations, that is the "blood" of the EME. That's where their soldados come from and that is where their future soldiers will be raised from.
Three predominant groups of individuals emerge from the Southern California Chicano communities: cops, priests and gang members.

Which road will you choose?

Let me get back to my yard work. This Web Site is killing me! (Happy Father's Day, Wally and to all the Dads)


Anonymous said...

Tijuana Jailer,
You tell it like it is my brother.
keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Anybody wanting to know more about
Jimmy 'The weasel" Fratianno should
try to get a copy of the book
"The Last Mafiosi".
It's intersting reading and sheds
light on L.C.N. in SoCal in the
I don't know to get a copy.
Anybody got any ideas where I could
pick one up?
Like a pendejo, I gave my original
away, and it wasn't returned.

Anonymous said...