Brudzie Boubede's Nevada

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Brudzie Boubede's Nevada

Postby dmac » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:58 pm

I've mentioned in the past that Bo occasionally lived in halfway houses. This thread is an elaboration and exploration of that part of Boubede's history, and will hopefully grow to detail his movements and activities in Nevada. This new map of Boubede's Nevada pinpoints many of these points of interest.

Bo had at least two known addresses in Las Vegas, and at least three in Reno. My earliest source on Bo said he first lived in Vegas when he moved to Nevada, until LE kicked him out, at which point he went to Reno. Normally, when Clark County LE (under sheriff Ralph Lamb) kicked mob guys out of Vegas, LE made damned sure they left Nevada altogether. That's why the Reno story sounds a bit off... but as Lamb was sheriff from 1961 thru 79, the mob eviction rules may have softened by the time Bo got the boot.

Family and friends say Bo was a mob enforcer and hitman, a drug mover, dealer, and scammer- everything from filling holes in the desert to filling his pockets during robberies, reminiscent of an underling of Tony Spilotro. (see Footnote 1)

Spilotro was the top wiseguy in control of the Vegas mob, which must have included Boubede. Bo got his orders from someone in Vegas, so it makes sense Tony was his boss... or one of them. And Tony was the guy Bo would have paid tribute to. (see Footnote 2)

The two Vegas addresses we have for Bo have been floating around for years, with Valley Flyer and others mentioning them several forums ago. I don't recall if they ever named the actual addresses, and I doubt VF did because he held so much needlessly close to his chest, so let's look at them now. These addresses are commonly found via background checks and ancestry searches, but I have done a fair bit of research on their histories. I don't know which address he lived at first, nor how long he was at either, so let's begin with the one that was right off the strip, just blocks from Spilotro's HQ:

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The Gold Rush was just off the northernmost point of the Strip, which starts at Sahara and runs four miles south to Russell Rd. In 80, the big casinos closest to Spilotro were Circus Circus, the Thunderbird/Silverbird, Riviera, Stardust, Landmark, etc. The old Convention Center was right there, too. Bo was living at 401 E Charleston, which is now a long-term flophouse hotel on the corner of Charleston and the Strip. It's 1.37 miles north of where the Gold Rush was situated, and .85 miles south of the downtown casino area (Fremont St.), placing Bo right between both major Vegas gaming areas. Bo's area of LV Blvd was occupied by motels, some bars, and minor attractions such as A Little White Wedding Chapel, the drive-thru joint where Paul Newman wed Woodward, Sinatra wed Mia Farrow, etc.

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According to sources, including county records, 401 Charleston was built in '78. It's zoned on the same divided parcel as the historic Gateway Motel (behind it at 928 Las Vegas Blvd), which was built in '35. This image shows the land was occupied, prior to its construction, by a tiny park and a continuation of Coolidge Ave (the motel where Bo lived is overlayed in red) . Since it was the first property at that newly-made address, it means Bo lived there for some time between it's 78-79 opening and whenever he was forced out of Vegas.

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The other Bo address in Vegas pops up with cursory research. It's surprising history doesn't jibe with Bo's in several important ways, adding yet another layer of contradiction to his story. 1001 N 4th St has been, since 1965, an alcohol rehab / halfway house, located 1 mile north of Fremont, right off LV Blvd., 1.9 miles from his Charleston addy, and 3.2 miles from the Gold Rush. If Bo was living there, he was either a paying client or- ouch- paid staff. Neither seems likely or logical, since Bo always had access to free VA health care / rehab, which we know from personal sources and documents he frequently used. He would join psych wards, in particular, for rehab and to disappear below LE radar. So, why would Bo live at such a costly facility? Most importantly, who was paying for it? Bo? Hardly! The mob? No, they don't do charity work, and they frown on wiseguys who can't hold their liquor, much less those stupid enough to admit it. Who paid for Bo's stay at Samaritan House?! Who have the Feds protected (in or out of WPP) and placed in halfway houses? (see Footnote 3)

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Of the three Reno addresses, I lost one when my puter blew up and I've not found it listed anywhere online since. Valley apparently also knew of this address, as he mentioned one of Bo's Reno residences had been torn down and replaced by condos- which lines up neatly with what I'd found when researching this now-lost addy. If anybody has info on it, please fill us in.

The second address comes from his NV driver's license, as detailed in an LE report on 4-13-81: "N 19 N Sierra N, Reno".

I've forgotten much of my research about his DL address but, as it's a bogus address, what my faulty memory recalls should suffice. A commercial area of downtown Reno just north of the river, in the 50s-60s it housed clothiers, real estate agencies, and stores such as Sears. The address Bo listed, the Blitz Building, seems to have had rooms above the ground-floor businesses, but it was long-gone by 81. In 1957, a huge gas explosion/fire originating near the Blitz destroyed several blocks, killing two:

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"Feb. 5, 1957
The scene was macabre yesterday afternoon after a gas explosion turned downtown Reno into a raging holocaust. Dual explosions were heard as far away as Sun Valley, as the roofs were blown off several businesses along Sierra Street, between First Street and the Truckee River, at 1:03 p.m. Fiery rubble from the detonated buildings shot like balls from a cannon across the street into the Elks Club and the Gray-Reid-Wright Co. department store, which quickly erupted in flames."

"The Biltz building, housing the Sanford law firm, Realtor Ben
Edwards, and the Kaylene clothing shop on the street level – all caught
fire, almost simultaneously, and were gutted by late afternoon.

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Notice how it says the businesses were all on 'street level'? This further implies the three-story building had rooms or apartments upstairs, as downtown buildings normally did in a pre-Wal-Mart world. However, since the Blitz was flattened in 1957, the sole bearing this has on Bo's story is that he successfully named a dirt lot as his home address on government documents.

Until a huge movie theater was built in the mid-90s, Bo's DL address remained a dirt lot.

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The final address in Reno should ring some bells... alarms, to be precise:

1015 N Sierra St, Reno

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Currently known as Step 1 Inc, a halfway house, it used to be a 32-bed Christian sober-living facility called Antioch House. Again, the same Qs apply: When, why and how did Bo end up with an address at a private alcohol recover facility?

Because it plays a big part in the lies surrounding the murders, here's a shot of the VA Hospital in Reno:

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=== FOOTNOTES ===

(*Footnote 1)
If you recall Joe Pesci's portrayal of Spilotro in Casino, Tony the Ant was an insane sadist who eventually hanged himself by screwing up in Vegas to the point his own people whacked him and his brother.

Tony was made the Outfit's Vegas operations man in '71, predating Brudzie Boubede's arrival by years. In 76, Spilotro opened a jewelry/pawn shop just off the Vegas Strip, at 228 W. Sahara. It was his HQ, it's where he ran his fencing operation, and it's where he formed the Hole in the Wall Gang, made up of mob boys and dirty Vegas detectives. This robbery and burglary ring was so named for their MO of break into other shops by literally blowing a hole in the wall of the building. They also did residential work, and killings. In 79, Harry Reid (yeah, THAT corrupt douchebag, the current Senate Majority Leader) as head of the Gaming Commission, revoked Tony's license, effectively outlawing him from the very casinos whose employees his job was to keep 'in line'. The Hole In the Wall Gang was busted breaking into Bertha's Gifts at 896 E Sahara a couple months after the Keddie Murders, on July 4th. Still, Tony somehow held on to his position in Vegas until he was hit in 86.


(*Footnote 2) Just as Jimmy Rini was under Hy Larner's wing in Chicago, Rini still had to pay his tribute to Willie Potatoes ('tribute' is the tax criminals pay to the mob on illegal activities, such as robberies, burglaries, whoring, etc.) Even wiseguys have to pay tribute on their 'side jobs', and Willie was the Outfit's top street enforcer, in charge of tribute collection. Willie and Hy were also the guys Rini asked cops to call when he was busted moving a truckload of stolen slots.


(*Footnote 3)Barry Seal, CIA operative & smuggler for the Medellin Cartel, refused to go into WPP, but they still protected him and placed him in a halfway house ("Seal began reporting to the Salvation Army halfway house at 6 pm every day. He checked out at 7 am, and his days were his own as long as he returned at night"). Barry was mowed down by the cartel after parking his white Caddy at the Salvation Army halfway house in Baton Rouge, LA. Three point-blank shots to the head, six in total.

Henry Hill (portrayed by Ray Liotta in Goodfellas) was also placed in several halfway houses / rehab joints after joining WPP.

Serial killer Walter Ellis was in a halfway house in 88 when he bribed personnel for a pass, which he used to kill Irene Smith. He then entered into a deal with Feds: he became an informant to show which employees were selling passes. For this, Feds got him out of prison and off probation, allowing him to kill three more women.

Of course, Scott Lee Kimball escaped from a halfway house prior to the FBI signing him up as an informant. The got him an 8-minute hearing in front of a judge, who let him out of prison, scot-free. Within days, he'd made contact with the first of several victims in his months-long killling spree, during which FBI protectors refused to listen to the families of his victims that Kimball was the only viable suspect.

PS The Vegas motel and halfway house fotos are graciously supplied by a forum member who wishes to remain anonymous.
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Vegas Mafia Documentaries

Postby dmac » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:30 am

In the first link, Spilotro's Hole In the Wall Gang is featured at 26:25





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why are Bo's halfway house addresses public knowledge?

Postby dmac » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:22 am

In my long and overbearingly detailed history of a few meager street addresses, I forgot to mention one of the most viable reasons Bo listed halfway houses: These addresses could also be fake.

Bo has a long history of giving out false addresses. When he enlisted in the army, he claimed to be a live-in mechanic in San Francisco at a hillside terrace house, and it's absolutely impossible to work on cars there. His second army address is a grass playground at one of the oldest elementary schools in the history of Chicago (he actually lived a couple blocks east of the playground). Several other addresses he gave during arrests are also bogus, but the newspapers did detail how Bo and others had the same addresses. Bo loved giving BS addresses near where he actually lived- he would often give addresses just feet or blocks from his real address.

Look at his VA entry papers at Gulfport. He claimed his address as 3800 Nagle, Chicago, which is Mt Mariv (Jewish) Cemetery. It's an intentional joke address, just as Elwood (Blues Brothers) claims 1060 West Addison is his home address on his driver's license (watch the movie). 1060 is Wrigley Field. 3800 is the cemetery. 3800 Nagle is also the address listed on his damned death certificate.

It could easily be that part of Bo's MO was to memorize addresses of halfway houses and use them as his own. I don't give it a lot of weight, but I also don't believe Bo lived in these places on his own dime. No way.

Something else to consider is HOW did these halfway house addresses become public knowledge? At the time, neither were real halfway houses, not part of prison release, etc. They were strictly sober-living facilities. People living at these joints have a large degree of patient confidentiality. They also don't have any outside utility bills- no phone, no lights (not a single luxury- other than smokes), no trash or water bills. As a felon, Bo couldn't register to vote. He gave his DL address as a dirt lot. How, exactly, did Bo's halfway house addresses become public knowledge, easily found with internet background checks? It seems to me the most believable explanation is Bo himself was blabbing these confidential addresses in ways that anyone who didn't want to be found never would

YET MORE: What did it take for Bo to get the official LE boot from Vegas? It's very important to understand sheriff Ralph Lamb's reign on mob crime, and his own criminal involvement. Many, myself included, believe he struck a corrupt chord with the mob and Vegas was at it's very best when he was in cahoots. Lamb was voted out in 79, but he's never been out. Even today he can break legs with a cold glance from his windowed palace on a Vegas golf course. So why did Bo deserve the boot? I have many backstories about Lamb's militia, his tactics, etc., and they are very convincing. As I recall, Lamb had Lefty Rosenthal very scared when he first landed at McCarren. Plenty of made guys also have detailed stories about nearly being killed by Lamb's own made men. The range of reasons go from spectacular to mundane. Some were known killers, allowed in. Others were suspected card sharps, publicly arrested at nightclubs surrounded by a table of A-list talent, then beaten and jailed and forced on a plane out of Nevada simply because they did not obey Lamb's initial verbal threat. They were there on mafia business, but Lamb resisted. +

Look at the Black Book for Vegas. Historically, only a rare few made the list. Rosenthal and Spilotro F'd up with the political mafia and made the list, both thanks to weasel scumbag Harry Reid. They made the list a decade apart!

What did Bo do to get the boot from Vegas, at a time when political and law enforcement and corporate interests were so vastly shifting in a post-Lamb structure?
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Bo's Old Skool Research

Postby dmac » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:49 am

Here's a very old thread worth reading. This was months/years before Aus and I discovered Bo had been busted in 88 in Chicago, which was a huge game-changer for both of us:

http://keddiewhy.freeforums.org/john-bo ... e-t61.html

I recall multiple times, and not from the above forum (which I didn't know existed when I came back on the case), that the Reno / Vegas addresses were claimed to be from around 1984. We know Bo and Marty went on a whirlwind tour of America (with the circus) right after the murders, and that Marty had no ill feelings about living near Chico and Dee Lake around the time Tina's skull was 'discovered', so there is a distinct possibility Bo was back in Nevada. Does ANYONE know or recall how/why claims were made the addresses for Bo dated to 84ish?
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Re: Brudzie Boubede's Nevada

Postby sparkplug » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:48 am

"(*Footnote 3)Barry Seal, CIA operative & smuggler for the Medellin Cartel, refused to go into WPP, but they still protected him and placed him in a halfway house ("Seal began reporting to the Salvation Army halfway house at 6 pm every day. He checked out at 7 am, and his days were his own as long as he returned at night"). Barry was mowed down by the cartel after parking his white Caddy at the Salvation Army halfway house in Baton Rouge, LA"


I wouldn't exactly call that protecting him. That was his death sentence. He was totally against that and he wasn't allowed to carry a gun or have bodyguards. But, I know what you are saying.

My very close friend went to school with his sons. I recently heard from Aaron (Seal's son) that Ron Howard was looking into making a movie about Barry. There is already one out there, it's called "Doublecrossed" with Dennis Hopper playing Barry. It's a very good movie and shows how fucked up our government is and how they are usually the ones behind it all.

Barry was a very interesting person involved in tons of corruption, with the US supporting him the enire way, until the very end, when they screwed him. He also flew someone out of Dallas on 11/22/63.
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Re: Brudzie Boubede's Nevada

Postby dmac » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:56 pm

The CIA has done more to undermine the Constitution and US citizenry than any foreign country, agency, or terrorist group.

CIA IS TERRORISM.

And the DOJ? Understand the Keddie case before reaming my ass over how fucked they are.
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Re: Brudzie Boubede's Nevada

Postby budrfligh » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:03 pm

Our government is and has been corrupt. It's time for it to stop. Peace, unity, equality and healing.
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Re: Brudzie Boubede's Nevada

Postby sparkplug » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:00 am

I agree. Hillary needs to lose.
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