Anonymous

United States

#1262 Jul 1, 2011
from "The Bluegrass Conspiracy," by Sally Denton

Though Ralph had suspected it all along, now he had proof––the smuggling conspiracy that resulted in Drew Thornton's death had been spawned and fulfilled in Lexington. The three main players–– Drew, Rebecca, and Bill Leonard––lived in Lexington. What had convinced Ralph more than anything else that Rebecca Sharp was a more significant player than the little-girlfriend-keeping-the- homefires-burning image she struggled to the project was her statement, "….they know I will have them killed." p. 359

from "The Bluegrass Conspiracy," by Sally Denton

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#1263 Jul 1, 2011
The FBI identified Drew Thornton's body by matching fingerprints. If you are familiar with the story of the Bluegrass Conspiracy, then you know that it is highly possible that Thornton is still alive. The right people can make anything happen. The story that came out was surely not all of it. The Bluegrass Conspiracy never stopped, it continues now, stronger than ever. Wonder who runs it?
ky man

Hartsville, TN

#1264 Jul 1, 2011
he seemed to be strange person to say the least
George

Lexington, KY

#1265 Jul 2, 2011
Yea I saw him and Elvis yesterday. What an idiotic post.
Calilou wrote:
The FBI identified Drew Thornton's body by matching fingerprints. If you are familiar with the story of the Bluegrass Conspiracy, then you know that it is highly possible that Thornton is still alive. The right people can make anything happen. The story that came out was surely not all of it. The Bluegrass Conspiracy never stopped, it continues now, stronger than ever. Wonder who runs it?

Since: May 09

Parker, Florida

#1266 Jul 2, 2011
Yeah, in Panama City, FL the IRS Agent that threatened my life on behalf of the MOB was found dead just days after being served by US Marshals in a Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit.

His obituary did not mention any of his family and one of his pallbearers took the local Mob Bank for $160M before he died....two others were convicted thieves.

The IRS Inspectors Office did a murder investigation and I told them to get an independent autopsy.....the Medical Examiner was convicted of murdering his wife right after that.

I argued for 12 of my 15 minutes at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, but two of the Judges looked downed out and the one that controlled everything was "in on it" it appeared.

I don't trust anyone any longer!
Anonymous

United States

#1267 Jul 2, 2011
from "The Bluegrass Conspiracy," by Sally Denton

"In December 1986, FBI agent James Huggins had persuaded Bonnie Kelly to testify against Henry Vance. On January 12, 1987, Henry Vance was indicted by a federal grand jury in the murder conspiracy of Florida prosecutor Eugene Berry. The indictment came just four days before the statute of limitations would expire. p. 358

JAMES HUGGINS
He retires from the FBI after thirty years, having narrowly escaped being gunned down by a shotgun-wielding fugitive in an incident just before his farewell party. While his son James, Jr. rises in his own FBI career as one of the agents catching the Unabomber, the elder Huggins, in his late fifties, soon leaves retirement to join a new public integrity division of the Kentucky Attorney General's office, where he is charged to investigate political and law enforcement corruption throughout state government. In 2001 his boss as attorney general is Ben Chandler––Dan Chandler's nephew and ex-Governor "Happy" Chandler's grandson. p. 369

from "The Bluegrass Conspiracy," by Sally Denton
Anonymous

United States

#1268 Jul 2, 2011
from "The Bluegrass Conspiracy" by Sally Denton

Vance suggested to Bonnie that she return to K-Mart in Lexington, where she had purchased the wadcutter ammunition that she had used to kill Berry, and steal the records of that transaction.

Following Vance's directions, Bonnie and her sister, Betty Gee, went to K-Mart. Bonnie had signed a registration book using her real name the day she had purchased the ammo. She had watched the clerk place the receipt book in a particular drawer. When she and her sister returned to the discount department store, they were able to locate and retrieve the book and walk out of the establishment escaping notice.

Bonnie, Betty and Taylor then went to Fort Lauderdale, where they went on a binge of booze, cocaine, and sex––the sisters alternately sleeping with Taylor.

The series of events that had propelled Bonnie into this mess had been set into motion the previous December. Stephen Taylor and Mike Kelly had spent several months in jail together, during which they had numerous conversations about Eugene Berry and Linda Bailey. Berry had sentenced Kelly to forty-five years as a result of his prosecution; Taylor was facing criminal conviction and a lengthy sentence at the hands of Berry––unless he would dispose of Bailey, the government's main witness. p. 243
--
For the first time in a decade, Ralph had a bona fide Company insider in the form of Betty Gee. He had placed her in protective custody of one of his female detectives, who was shuttling her in and out of motels and safe-houses around northern Kentucky.........
....She lead Ralph to a spot where she had been told that a machine gun, which had been stolen from the home of a coal company executive, was buried. Ralph's men dug and, sure enough, they found it.....
.....Betty also said that dozens of two-way radios had been stolen from the Lexington Police Department years earlier and were stored at Kelly' house on Mount Tabor Road. Ralph had long been interested in the case of the missing walkie-talkies; he had been told by his sources within the Lexington police that Drew Thornton had been the suspect in the theft but the department had refused to investigate the case. Betty also said that Vance, Mike Kelly, and Bill Canan had bombed the home of a chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court...... p. 260
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Excerpt from the Lexington Herald-Leader
article title: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 9/1/1989

Mike Kelly
Wallace M. "Mike" Kelly has been a free man for six years.

Today, Kelly, 41, raises 32,000 pounds of tobacco a year on a 600-acre farm on Sugar Creek Pike in Jessamine County.

"I haven't been trading much in guns," Kelly said in one of several interviews. "I've sold a few of them.

"Who's going to hire me to put in a security system? I guarantee you I can put in the best security system you've ever seen."

Mike and his first wife, Bonnie, were divorced in April 1986, in part because of Bonnie's lesbian relationships in prison.

Kelly said he knew there was "no more of a life between us" when Bonnie sent "love notes and love cards to her friends that were in disciplinary confinement and signing them 'Love, Bernie' and things like that."

Soon after the divorce, Mike Kelly married Betty Gee, Bonnie's younger sister………."
Richard

Lexington, KY

#1269 Jul 2, 2011
Try and get help, they have some really good drugs for paranoia. You obviously need help soon.
Panamaed wrote:
Yeah, in Panama City, FL the IRS Agent that threatened my life on behalf of the MOB was found dead just days after being served by US Marshals in a Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit.
His obituary did not mention any of his family and one of his pallbearers took the local Mob Bank for $160M before he died....two others were convicted thieves.
The IRS Inspectors Office did a murder investigation and I told them to get an independent autopsy.....the Medical Examiner was convicted of murdering his wife right after that.
I argued for 12 of my 15 minutes at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, but two of the Judges looked downed out and the one that controlled everything was "in on it" it appeared.
I don't trust anyone any longer!
Anonymous

United States

#1270 Jul 2, 2011
excerpt from the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper
Title "WHERE ARE THEY NOW" 9/1/1989

Bill Canan

Bill Canan, fired as a Lexington police officer in 1979, is still waging a battle to get back into the police department.

Canan thinks he will be reinstated and paid the salary he would have earned since he was fired.

"I expect both of those to happen," Canan said at Henry S. Vance Jr.'s trial in 1987. "I will then be able to complete the task that was started in 1978 and 1979, in that we will be able to, without a doubt, indict all those people that should have been indicted back then."

"They were committing crimes," Canan said in an interview. "I was going to put them in jail. I even said it at a press conference."

Canan's firing by the Urban County Council was upheld by Fayette Circuit Court. The Kentucky Court of Appeals said, however, that Circuit Judge James Keller should have reheard the whole case instead of just deciding whether the council had sufficient evidence to support its decision.

Last June, the state Supreme Court told the Court of Appeals to review Canan's case in light of a Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a Jefferson County police officer.

Canan's attorney, Kevin Henry, said that because of the previous rulings, the Court of Appeals had not yet reviewed Canan's entire case. That would happen when the court hears the case, possibly this fall.

Henry said the council was misled in 1979 by then-Police Chief Nolen Freeman, "who unfortunately was not in very good health at the time.

"You can't blame the council for that. When the police chief's saying that this guy should be fired, the council, they're going to go with the chief," Henry said.

Fayette County Jailer Ray Sabbatine said that Canan had made mistakes in the way he dealt with the police department but that Canan had thought he was doing the right thing.

"His convictions have led to his downfall, but then again he had the guts to stand by his convictions," Sabbatine said.

''He was pretty much uncompromising. There were a lot of the times where I would say to him,'Bill, why don't you take one step back and go and talk to the people that you're having problems with?'

"He would reply,'I don't think it would do any good. I'm gonna do this and they'll just have to react to it.' "
Will Canan, now 44, become a police officer again?

Lexington Mayor Scotty Baesler does not think so.

"After checking with the law department, it is our opinion that that probably would not happen," Baesler said through a spokeswoman, Mary Wathen.

After he was fired, Canan worked as a training officer at the Fayette County Detention Center. In the early 1980s, he said, he was in the oil business in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. And he said that he trained narcotics agents from Latin America at the request of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Canan has also worked as a security consultant.

"I help people who need help with situations that require security systems, be it physical equipment (or) investigation of a situation so that they know what kind of decisions to make," he said in interviews.

He said he was still trying to change the government, by "holding authority accountable."

In interviews, Canan said he generally carried a gun and sometimes wore a bulletproof vest.

He spoke of efforts against him by people intent on foiling his police corruption investigation a decade ago.

Canan, who has never been convicted of a crime, has a message for people who think he has done something wrong.

"If I'm out there doing all these things I'm alleged to do and they know I'm doing it, then why am I not in jail? Why haven't I at least been indicted?

"They ought to either put me in jail or be embarrassed to continue saying it."

Since: May 09

Parker, Florida

#1271 Jul 3, 2011
These are the links I didn't post about PC Mobster murder coverups:

Man killed in Panama City Church
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/panama-city-f...

In memory of Shannon Covington Evans Farooqui
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/panama-city-f...

When will we say: "ENOUGH!!!"
Ricky

Lexington, KY

#1272 Jul 3, 2011
Dude no one cares about Panama City. We all would be better off if Panama City fell into the ocean. This thread is about the BC, go away.
Panamaed wrote:
These are the links I didn't post about PC Mobster murder coverups:
Man killed in Panama City Church
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/panama-city-f...
In memory of Shannon Covington Evans Farooqui
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/panama-city-f...
When will we say: "ENOUGH!!!"

Since: May 09

Parker, Florida

#1273 Jul 3, 2011
The BGC ties to a lot more than just Kentucky.

The MOB uses that MO everywhere.

Since: May 09

Parker, Florida

#1274 Jul 3, 2011
Panama City is on the GULF!

Or in Mobster lingo...GOLF!!!

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#1275 Jul 3, 2011
Mike Kelly and Betty, who is Bonnie Gee's younger sister are no longer together. Bonnie of course is still doing time for murder. Thank goodness Betty seems to have exited her marriage with Mike in much better shape than her sister did.
I know a lot

Versailles, KY

#1276 Jul 3, 2011
Calilou, you have it wrong. Yes Bonnie is doing life for murder. The last time she was out was for Henry Vances hearing on his last day of his 10 year statute of limitations. They shipped her to the old Narcotics Farm, which is the prison next to Masterson Station park, Leestown Rd., from her Florida home prison. She testified the next day in federal court in Lexington against Vance. She described the pistol, its trigger guard removed, which Henry supplied and his description of how to murder, the causeway she threw it from, etc. A magnet truck from Hebron Ky picked it up the first pass. Henry of course is out after either 10 or 15 yrs prison.
I saw him at Wally Kelly's funeral a number of years ago. At any rate Mike and Betty had a daughter, and maybe another child. They were happy, and I would see them regularly visiting his dad. Unfortunately, Mike got pancreatic cancer and suffered a painful death several years before his father passed away. That has been about 12 years ago.
Mike

United States

#1277 Jul 3, 2011
Roger Barnard also died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago in Harrodsburg
Georgie

United States

#1278 Jul 3, 2011
I always wondered if Brown really committed suicide or had he become a liability to someone. Those poisons he was making were for assisnation.
Anonymous

United States

#1279 Jul 3, 2011
April 11, 1993 Newspaper Article Title: "Ex-officer faces federal charges"

Lexington (AP)- Lexington police and federal officials have arrested a controversial former Lexington police officer on charges that he allegedly possessed cocaine and intimidated a witness in a federal case.

William T. Canan was being held without bail at the Scott County jail pending a detention hearing Tuesday in federal court.

Canan, a metro police officer for eight years, was fired in 1979 after leveling charges of corruption in the department and fought an unsuccessful 10-year battle for reinstatement. In late 1989, the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld his dismissal.

Canan, arrested Friday outside his apartment, had left some "bad history and a blight" on the local police department, Lexington Police Chief Larry Walsh said. "This goes a long way toward clearing up some of those old problems."

According to an FBI complaint, Canan, 47, allegedly used intimidation to prevent Robert V. Scott from testifying against him. The complaint, which resulted from a 1-1/2-year investigation, also said that Canan possessed, and intended to sell, 24 ounces of cocaine.

David Kohl, special agent in charge of the FBI in Kentucky, said the investigation was continuing and that charges against Canan will be presented to a federal grand jury soon. Kohl also said it was "quite possible" that the investigation will lead to charges against others.

Kohl and Walsh were joined by Karen Caldwell, U.S. attorney for Kentucky's eastern district, in announcing Canan's arrest. They said their offices had cooperated on the investigation.

Canan was the focus of a highly publicized 1979 disciplinary hearing before the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. He was fired for, among other things, insubordination and publicly leveling charges of corruption in the department.
He also gained notoriety in the mid 1970s as the unofficial leader of the police department's narcotics squad.

Undercover activities of some squad members, including Canan sidekick Andrew Thornton, provoked skepticism by some local officials. Thornton plunged to his death in 1985 in Knoxville, Tenn. He ditched his airplane and failed to parachute to safety with about 75 pounds of cocaine from South America strapped to his body.

In an affidavit filed with the complaint that led to Canan's arrest, FBI agent William Welsh stated that in January 1991 he debriefed a cooperating witness who said that he had provided Canan with 24 ounces of cocaine at a Lexington Holiday Inn in late 1989 or early 1990.

Welsh said that a second cooperating witness said he received cocaine from Canan about that time in the motel's parking lot.

In the affidavit, Welsh said the second witness was arrested for cocaine possession and then began cooperating with federal authorities. He said that witness told him that Canan threatened to kill him and his family if the witness "ever said anything about Canan." In a news release, the U.S. attorney's office said Canan had allegedly intimidated Scott.

Caldwell said in a motion for detention that Canan had paid a witness to leave town so the witness could not testify against him.
Anonymous

United States

#1280 Jul 3, 2011
Excerpts below, from an article dated, April 14, 1993, titled, "Bull's eye poster found in Canan's apartment" taken from, The Advocate Messenger newspaper

"A poster marked like a bull's eye and containing pictures of Lexington police officials was found in the apartment of a former Lexington policeman who was arrested last week, an FBI agent testified."

"Canan had two loaded handguns when he was arrested outside his apartment Friday, Welsh said."

"Canan, 46, a Lexinton police officer for eight years before he was fired in 1979, is charged with intimidating a witness and possession with the intent to sell cocaine. He is being held without bond."

"Rings of the bull's eye, Welsh said, included pictures of former Commonwealth's Attorney Larry Roberts and Lexington police officials John Bizzack and Frank Fryman. Robert's picture had a bullet hole drawn on his forehead; the cross hairs of the sights of a gun were drawn on Bizzack's forehead, Welsh testified."

"Also found in Canan's home were books detailing how to convert a shotgun into a grenade launcher; how to build a silencer; and how to use explosives. One three-volume set was titled,'How to Kill.'"

"Two witnesses also linked Canan to the still-unsolved disappearance in 1977 of Melanie Flynn, a Lexington woman who Canan has said worked with him in drug investigations.

George Umstead, a former Lexington police officer who is serving a 36-month sentence on a federal drug conviction testified that Andrew Thornton told him in 1984 that Canan had killed Flynn 'because he loved her'."
Anonymous

United States

#1281 Jul 4, 2011
Monday, Oct. 7, 1985 Danville, Ky newspaper
Title: "Williams parachuted with Thornton in cocaine drop, newspaper reports"

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.(AP)- Colombian drug runners seeking revenge for a bungled delivery of $591 million in cocaine may have sabotaged a plane that crashed in Georgia, killing 16 skydivers and the pilot, a drug agent has told a newspaper.

Before last week's crash the plane's owner, David L. Williams, had parachuted with a man who plunged to his death here with 75 pounds of cocaine strapped to his waist when his chute failed.

The cocaine shipment was to be delivered to Colombians living in Florida, said the agent who spoke on condition he not be named.

"Those Colombians are upset they didn't get their shipment," the agent said. "They wanted Williams to pay for messing up."

Williams died in the Sept. 29 crash, which the FBI began investigating after the National Transportation Safety Board discovered sugar in the single engine Cessna's fuel tanks.

Neither the FBI nor the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration would confirm the newspaper's report that Williams had parachuted with Andrew C. Thornton II in an attempt to smuggle up to 880 pounds of cocaine.

"I'd like to know their source so I could assign some agents to check it out," said Joe Hardy, an FBI agent in Atlanta investigating the possible sabotage.

"The DEA's investigation into Thornton is continuing. We're still pursuing leads," DEA spokesman Robert Feldkamp said from Washington. "However, none of those leads have linked him to the airplane in Georgia."

The "News-Sentinel reported Williams had parachuted September II with Thornton and left the Knoxville area after hearing Thornton had died when his main chute failed to open.

"The plan was to drop the cocaine in one spot, bail out in another and send the plane into the ocean," the agent told the newspaper.

"When they got on the ground and were safe, they were to contact Thornton's girlfriend, who was waiting there for them," the agent said.

Thornton's body was found in a gravel driveway of a residential Knoxville home with some of the cocaine in a duffel bag around his waist. In his belongings was a key to an airplane that crashed the same morning in North Carolina.

Authorities believe Thornton, a former narcotics officer in Lexington, KY., set his twin-engine Cessna on autopilot and directed it toward its eventual crash site in a wooded area of North Carolina.

The investigation has since turned up more than 200 pounds of cocaine hanging from a parachute in the north Georgia woods and a bundle of Thornton's clothes, pilot's maps, and a photograph of Thornton's plane in a central Georgia pond near where Williams' plane crashed at Jenkinsburg, Ga.

Thornton and Williams both attended the University of Kentucky and had parachuted together, but federal investigators have declined to say how much further their association went.

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