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Online Mark Valenti

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Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:50:17 PM »
According to Eugene Hale Brading, his detention by Dallas Police in Dealey Plaza immediately following the murder of JFK was nothing more than a fluke. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A coincidence.
 

But Mr. Brading's life was marked by an impressive series of coincidences, and they all relate to people and places with deep connections to the assassination.

MIAMI GAS RATIONING COUPONS

Way back in 1943, Brading was arrested for possession of stolen gas rationing coupons, a million gallons' worth.

Someone had sent the coupons from Washington, DC to Florida, where Brading was living.

Take note of the name of the investigating officer in Washington - Lieutenant Joseph W. Shimon.
 

According to this and other newspaper stories, Shimon was supremely irritated that Brading had been arrested, citing the potential failure of a larger investigation thanks to the premature move against Brading by Miami authorities. Shimon's annoyance was so great that he felt compelled to complain publicly, in several newspaper interviews.

Reporters at the time cited Brading's cavalier, joking manner while he was being detained in the Miami jail - a man without a care in the world.

Conjecture: Brading, a small-time hood with multiple gambling and embezzlement arrests, could have been cooperating with Shimon in order to spare himself a greater penalty.

In any case, Shimon became aware of Eugene Hale Brading in 1943, 20 years before the assassination.

EUGENE HALE BRADING AND JAMES HENRY DOLAN

In 1951, Brading meets Dolan in Phoeniz, Arizona, and encourages him to engage in a life of crime.


NEW ORLEANS

Eugene Brading traveled extensively, allegedly in his role as an oil field investor. He had offices in Los Angeles, Texas and, most noteworthy - New Orleans.

Brading's New Orleans office was in the Pere Marquette Building.  His office number:
 Suite 1701, shared with oil geologist Vernon Main.

Coincidentally, six doors down were the offices of mobster Carlos Marcello's attorney G. Wray Gill. Working out of Suite 1707 was pilot David Ferrie, who had served as Civilian Air Patrol leader to Lee Harvey Oswald.


That gives known mob associate Eugene Hale Brading easy access to Carlos Marcello's lawyer and pilot.

Conjecture: Brading, a lifelong hustler, availed himself of a personal connection to Ferrie and Gill. A cunning guy, Brading would be smart to "check in" with the powers-that-be in a Mobbed-up town like New Orleans.

SHIMON'S ARREST

Joe Shimon's tenure as a DC police inspector was marred by his repeated personal dealings with underworld figures. He had been instrumental in wiretapping figures like Howard Hughes, and had escaped arrest due to this numerous DC contacts. But his illegal activities finally caught up with him.



JAMES HENRY DOLAN WORKS FOR SANTOS TRAFFICANTE IN DALLAS


SHIMON AND ASSASSINATION PLOTS

Joe Shimon's friends included Mobsters Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana.
 

Shimon joined these men in a CIA-backed plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. Giancana later claimed that the plot was nothing more than a con job, designed to string along CIA operatives who could help out the Mob in exchange for their cooperation. 


APRIL, 1963 - JOSEPH SHIMON REGULARLY MEETS WITH JFK AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Shimon tells his daughter Toni that LBJ has requested more personal protection. He indicates to his daughter that something terrible is going to happen.


WHO WAS IN NEW ORLEANS AT THE SAME TIME IN JUNE, 1963?

 

JAMES HENRY DOLAN AND JACK RUBY KNEW EACH OTHER IN DALLAS, 1963

Dolan worked for AGVA, the guild that represented various performing artists. In this role, he was in frequent contact with Ruby.

WHO VISITED THE OFFICES OF LAMAR HUNT THE DAY BEFORE THE ASSASSINATION?


WHO ATE DINNER - AT THE SAME TIME - AT THE SAME DALLAS RESTAURANT THE NIGHT BEFORE THE ASSASSINATION?


JOE SHIMON INDICATES TO HIS DAUGHTER TONI HE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO JFK
The only time in my entire life I ever saw fear in my father was when I would ask him about who really killed Kennedy, recalled Toni. He would look at me. I could see his fear. Dont push me he would say, adding, It would be dangerous for you to know the truth. And then he would just change the subject.

JFK ASSASSINATED - EUGENE HALE BRADING DETAINED IN DEALEY PLAZA

BRADING JOINS LA COSTA COUNTRY CLUB IN 1964


WHO ELSE FREQUENTS LA COSTA COUNTRY CLUB?


1968 - BRADING IS IN LOS ANGELES THE NIGHT BOBBY KENNEDY IS KILLED
Brading claims to have been in bed with his wife at the Century Plaza Hotel that night, watching TV. His wife, from whom Brading was separated, denied being with him. Brading gave no explanation as to why he was staying at the LA hotel -- 100 miles from his home near San Diego.




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Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
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Online Mark Valenti

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Re: Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 11:22:55 PM »
A few questions:

* Did Brading and James Dolan continue their friendship throughout the 1950's and 60's?
* In Brading's trips to Dallas throughout the 50's and 60's, did he meet up with with fellow criminal and Dallasite James Dolan? Is it conceivable that Dolan might have brought Brading to Dallas nightclubs, ie. the Carousel Club?
* Did Shimon, in his meetings with Mobsters about assassinating Castro, learn of a plot to kill JFK?
* Was Brading, who was allegedly a courier for Mobster Meyer Lansky, visiting Dallas to make payoffs on behalf of the Mob?
* Shimon and Brading shared not only a history from 1943, but a few Mob friends as well. Did Shimon ever visit La Costa Country Club when Brading was there?

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Re: Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 12:32:11 AM »
Good interesting post Mark!!! That day in Dallas he lied to his parol officer. A list/record of 35 criminal cases.

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Re: Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 01:02:09 AM »
Brading in the Dal-Tex

Weasel Fratianno behind the pergola

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Re: Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 01:07:36 AM »
Good to see you posting again Mark.

Im sure Ive seen a video of this Shimon guy. I believe your pic of him is a screen cap from that video interview. Do you have a link to it?

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 01:56:21 AM »
Thanks Colin -- some obsessions never die  ;)

The still was from this video:

Shimon was a guy who straddled worlds - legal and illegal, government and Mob. He knew all the secrets.

Wonder where his true loyalties were.

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Re: Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 02:10:13 AM »
Great post..!!

Lamar Hunt.?? The owner of the KC Chiefs of the NFL ..?

Very interesting and thanks for putting that together Mr. Valenti.

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Re: Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 02:03:21 PM »
Hey, Mark.  Like Colin stated, glad to see you posting again.
I wonder if these coincidences extend with Tricky Dicky leaving Dallas the morning of?
And, speaking of coincidences and the day of, Time magazine article ...
What Nixon Says About Nixon  page 18, last paragraph.

Quote.

How about the theory that Nixon is actually more interested in the 1968 election?

It's wrong to think in terms of 1968, or of letting some patsy run in 1964, or of giving
someone an undertaker role next year.  I look at every election as it comes along.

So, on the very day when he is speaking of the outside chance of running for President in, '68.
The President will need an undertaker and the one accused will call himself a patsy.
Got to love those coincidences.

Btw on the page before under the title, The Nation
Goldwater was responding to Nixon's statement re the Republican nomination for 1964
and how there was blood letting in the party and how more blood will be spilled before it's over.
This prompted Goldwater to state  ... It's as obvious as the day is long that something's on the move
with Mr. Nixon.

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 02:54:42 PM »
Thanks Dan.

Nixon was also a visitor to the La Costa Country Club --- It's no stretch to suppose that he and Brading/Braden may have rubbed shoulders on the golf course.

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Re: Eugene Hale Brading - Call him Mister Coincidence
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 03:07:16 PM »
Here's another Brading/Braden coincidence. His lawyers had taken one of his cases all the way to the Supreme Court, where his fate was determined by none other than Earl Warren, later to chair the Warren Commission.

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