Repayne Give The Blunt Truth
Blunt Truth Hurts The Lungs of Those Who Can't Cope
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Since I am nearing the end of my long writing career, I thought it appropriate to go back to the one story that was the most important to me and so many others. It was the subject of a movie and is still remembered and talked about today-and with cable TV, it still appears on late night TV! The Story The Reporter/Author is indicted on federal charges that could land him in jail for the rest of his life when, he gets involved with an FBI investigation of organized crime in the New Orleans area. Though he thinks he is working with the Feds, the FBI’s clandestine methods wind up getting him charged in a criminal conspiracy. The notion that the author was a confidential FBI informant working with an agent from a special FBI unit was consistently dismissed by the U.S. Attorney after the author’s indictment. His innocence had to be proved. Fortunately the author realizes that he must prove his innocence. The story is how this tangled web of official corruption and deception was finally revealed in the truth to the jury at trial. Personal notes from the author I want to thank the producers of Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire for making this movie for NBC-TV. It was truly an act of courage as doing so was our way of telling the world that the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department operates more like a Mafia enclave than like a guardian of the Constitution. The movie starred Dennis Franz, who portrayed me and Alley Mills, who was my wife, Royce, with an absolutely chilling performance from Wilbur Fitzgerald who played the prosecutor at my trial. Franz and Mills portrayed us during the most difficult period of our lives, from March 30, 1988 until July 12, 1988, the period of my federal trial on three charges of conspiracy and extortion. The trial and what lead up to it are the reasons for my book and the movie. I decided to write the book only after years of soul-searching. Also, I decided if it was to be written, that it had to be the entire true story, good or bad. The entire book is taken 95 percent from my daily notes, my diaries, narratives, interviews and official transcripts and records with very little from other sources. It is a true account. Unlike the movie where certain precautions had to be taken to protect individuals for privacy reasons, I seek to protect no one in the book. If persons are hurt by the truth, I am sorry. I can truthfully say that I feel their pain. This story has withstood critical examinations over the years from individuals dedicated Continue reading ...