Special Report, FBI Killed Franklin Scandal Investigator from Wayne Madsen Report

From Wayne Madsen Report
June 20-22, 2014 — SPECIAL REPORT. FBI killed Franklin scandal investigator

WMR can exclusively report that it was the Federal Bureau of Investigation that placed a bomb on the private airplane that killed state of Nebraska chief investigator Gary Caradori and his 6-year old son “AJ” on July 11, 1990. Caradori had been hired by the Nebraska unicameral legislature to investigate allegations that a number of Nebraska youth had been sexually abused and transported over state lines in a scandal centered around the Franklin Credit Union, headed by rising GOP African-American star Lawrence King.

A very knowledgeable source involved with what became known as the “Franklin Scandal” told WMR that Caradori flew to Chicago ostensibly to attend the All Star game on July 10 at Wrigley Field. In reality, the trip to the game was a cover for Caradori to meet with a source who handed him photographs that proved that Nebraskan children, some from the famed Boy’s Town orphanage, were being used for the sexual gratification of important political leaders in Washington, including Vice President and President George H W Bush.

Caradori phoned his wife and another investigator shortly before the All-Star game and told them the same thing: “I got what I came after. I got ’em by the balls. I’ve got pictures. I will take them to the game and bring them back to Nebraska.”

When Caradori began to follow the money behind the Franklin scandal, he discovered two things: the Franklin Credit Union was being used by the White House and CIA to launder money for the Iran-contra affair and King and his associates were given a free ride to sexually traffic in and molest children, including many procured from Boy’s Town.

One of those implicated in the Franklin scandal was Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam Pierce. At the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, King held a $1 million reception for Pierce. However, King’s salary at the time was $14,000 a year and the actual cost of the reception was $300,000. The difference, $700,000, went into a slush fund that was laundered by the Franklin Credit Union for various “activities” sponsored by the CIA and White House.

On July 11, Caradori took off in his private plane from Chicago en route to Nebraska. Witnesses on the ground said they saw a flash in the sky followed by an explosion. Initial news reports stated that Caradori’s aircraft exploded in flight and then crashed. However, subsequent news reports were altered and claimed the aircraft exploded upon impact with the ground. Caradori and his son were killed in the crash. The local Sheriff’s office reported that scattered in the wreckage were child pornographic photographs. The FBI arrived and began systematically removing the photographs, debris, and Caradori’s briefcase. Meanwhile, FBI agents in Lincoln, Nebraska entered Caradori’s office and seized his files. Another FBI agent showed up at the office of a Nebraska state official investigating the Franklin case and demanded he turn over his files. The state official told the FBI agent to “get the hell out.”

The Bush White House immediately began covering up the Franklin scandal and put pressure on the remaining Nebraska state investigators. The FBI used the Kansas City mob to intimidate high-level witnesses and investigators of the Franklin scandal. One of the lead investigators also told WMR, “the FBI killed Caradori . . . they put the bomb on his airplane.”

An attempt to hire former CIA director William Colby to lead a state of Nebraska investigation of the Franklin scandal failed in a legislative committee 4 to 3 vote. Instead, the committee appointed attorney Kirk Naylor as its chief investigator. A major figure involved in investigating Franklin told WMR that Naylor was the most incompetent person the committee could have found to lead the investigation. Colby was a Vietnam War colleague of Nebraska state Senator John De Camp, one of major investigators of the Franklin scandal. Colby reportedly was ready to expose the CIA’s own involvement in the use of child prostitutes for the purposes of political and diplomatic blackmail. Colby died in a suspicious canoeing accident on the Chesapeake Bay on April 27, 1996.

Monsignor Robert Hupp, the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Omaha, a former Navy chaplain, and, in 1976, the first-ever clergy member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, had reported in the early 1970s to his bishop that there was sexual abuse at Boy’s Town that even involved a priest murdering a boy. Hupp was later named the head of Boy’s Town, ostensibly to keep him quiet. Hupp was in charge of Boy’s Town until the late 1980s, when the Franklin scandal first hit the front pages. Eventually, even after stepping down as the head of the orphanage, Hupp was forced to leave Boy’s Town altogether. WMR has learned that in 2003 a longtime supporter of Boy’s Town allowed Hupp to move into his cabin in Mausten, Wisconsin after being forced to leave the facilities at Boy’s Town. A reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, a newspaper owned by Nebraska billionaire Warren Buffett and which always had a skeptical view of the Franklin scandal, volunteered to drive Hupp to Wisconsin. Upon arriving at the cabin, the reporter prepared dinner for Hupp. The retired monsignor who broke the Catholic Church’s silence on its role in the Franklin scandal, died in his sleep that same night.

The iconic Washington Times front page that capped off the Franklin scandal’s sporadic and spotty news coverage.

Anyone who believes the Franklin Scandal and Cover-up is over and done with would be dead wrong. On January 20, 2012, Carol Stitt, the 29-year director of the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board, an individual who aggressively protected foster care children in Nebraska from sexual perverts and other undesirable foster parents, was dismissed by her own board of directors. The 11-member board had been stacked by loyalists of Republican Governor Dave Heineman whose goal it was to oust Stitt. As with the constant intimidation of witnesses involved in Franklin, Stitt also found herself investigated by the federal government’s Office of Special Counsel for allegedly violating the Hatch Act by attending a 2006 political campaign rally for Republican and football coach legend Tom Osborne. Although Stitt, a state employee, would not normally be subject to the rarely-enforced Hatch Act that bans political activity by federal employees, Stitt’s Foster Care Review Board received funds from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The HHS’s initial complaint against Stitt, which arose from her attendance at the 2006 Osborne rally, began when current GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse was serving as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at HHS. From 1996 to 1998, Sasse was one of four tutors/proctors for the U.S. House of Representatives page program. During this time frame, a number of House pages complained of sexual harassment from GOP House members. Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Mark Foley (R-FL) were later named as principal harassers of underage male pages. WMR has also learned from a member of the Sasse family that physical and psychological abuse have been rampant in the Sasse family. Senate candidate Sasse, who helped the John Ashcroft Justice Department draw up torture policy along with the CIAm is a home-schooler whose religious beliefs are based on neo-Calvinist fundamentalist Christian Dominionism.

Sasse faces two opponents after coming from the political wilderness to defeat better known and financed GOP candidates in the primary. David Domina, a trial lawyer, is Sasse’s lackluster Democratic opponent, while Dan Buhrdorf is mounting a spirited independent challenge under the Tax Wall Street Party banner.


  1. Laura (So Ca) says:

    OT for sure, but I think Roseanne should do a remembrance post in honor of a Phyllis Diller, who died in the month of Aug (2012). As Roseanne, I LOVED Phyllis Diller. She was such a neat lady.

    Roseanne, I watched your interviews with Phyllis Diller, and the lunch you two had at her home. Thanks for sharing the memories.

  2. Fr. Christopher Terry, O.P. says:

    Iran/Contra, Warren Buffet-Larry King, Boystown and satainic ritual murder of children at the Bohemian Grove, all have GH Bush and Planned Parenthood’s New World Order of Barbarians at its’
    demonic dark heartlessness. The Franklin Scandal, 2012, documents the domestic face of the CIA(Skull and Bones) the FBI, brutally silencing child sex slaves in Omaha in the 80’s by imprisonment and murder. One of whom, John Bonnacci, was subjected to GH Bush’s filming a satanic ritualistic murder of a ten year old boy at the Grove in the mid-eighties. From the assassination of JFK, attempted assassination of Reagan, from Iran/Contra to the First Iraq War, Nafta, drug running, arms dealing, and SRA child sex slaving, to 9/11 and the NSA Police State- the Bush Family from Samuel to George Prescot Jr. has backed all enemies of a free Republic, foreign and domestic, committing war crimes and sex crimes against children. The Bushes are traitors to the Republic and should be prosecuted as such.

  3. Am I right to feel very afraid by this? Because I am. Afraid and flabbergasted.

  4. michael mazur says:

    I sent this to the FBI just now.

    Hello at the FBI,

    I read all of that Wayne Madsen breaking article on Roseanne Barr’s site about the FBI in July 1990 exploding a private plane mid air, killing the Franklin scandal investigator, Gary Caradori, and his 6yo son.

    Wayne Madsen i do believe, so tell me that you had nothing to do with the retired Monsignor Robert Hupp dying in his sleep, given the circumstances of that day.

    Just don’t give me a hard time, should i go to the US again, for letting you know i know, nor the site owner of whatreallyhappened for linking to it, nor Roseanne Barr for reproducing it, nor Wayne Madsen for putting it together.

    michael mazur
    Victoria Australia

  5. Wouldn’t I love to be shocked. Sadly I’m not.

  6. The criminal cabal that runs this country and the world banking cartels are ‘evil incarnate’.
    They have all been put on notice and that is why the Homeland Security and other agencies are purchasing arms…when this cabal falls…we will be called upon to peaceably put this country back together with a
    public banking system and a political structure run by the people, not the big banks and military industrialists with their private kill teams.
    Best wishes for peace and justice.

  7. Ortaine Devian says:

    ya’ll ready for this?

    Ted Gunderson was born in Colorado Springs (yeah homeboy!). He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1950. Gunderson joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December 1951 under J. Edgar Hoover. He served in the Mobile, Knoxville, New York City, and Albuquerque offices. He held posts as an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge in New Haven and Philadelphia. In 1973 he became the head of the Memphis FBI and then the head of the Dallas FBI in 1975.[5] Ted Gunderson was appointed the head of the Los Angeles FBI in 1977.[6] In 1979 he was one of a handful interviewed for the job of FBI director, which ultimately went to William H. Webster.

    In this video, Ted pegs George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan as having participating in pedophilia @ 1:15:00:


    Now if here we mistaken, why did his doctor say he died of acute arsenic poisoning?


    … join us … join us …


  8. Thanks for sharing this. People have to be shown that our government is not the safe, fair, kind group of folks that we all wish they were.

    • snidely-whiplash says:

      @shelly – Please be specific otherwise you just sound like a Obama-hater. The people that did this where the REAGAN-BUSH-1-2 people. That was NOT our government’s finest hours. These people where responsible for MANY deaths during these regimes. It all started with Reagan’s “other”-CIA (Olly North et al) and down to Dubya’s fiasco with who really did 911. Don’t let right-wing low-effort thinking cloud your judgment. Mr. Obama is trying to HELP our country not destroy it for political and financial gain like the others.

  9. LarryGiglio says:

    Hello. What astonished me is a headline implicating President Reagan, and I had to go back to read it was vermin in his administration. That these pervs kill people is no surprise, but when they use assets of our tax-funded agencies, we are obligated to cancel funding those esteemed houses of corruption.