On Tue, 29 Jun 1999 17:13:21 GMT, jpshin...
>In article <7knoag$5c...
>> In article <7kjlsl$p4...
>> > In article <19990619015142.26156.00001...
>> > dreit...
@aol.com (Dave Reitzes) wrote:
>> > > For anyone interested, here's an article on the MLK assassination, which
>> > > takes very seriously the assertions of Jules Ron Kimble, aka Jules Ricco
>> > > Kimble, who claims to have been James Earl Ray's alleged conspirator
>> > > "Raoul." Kimble is the Klansman currently serving a murder sentence in
>> > > Oklahoma who told Jim Garrison some varying stories in 1967-68 of being a
>> > > CIA agent and of knowing Clay Shaw and Dave Ferrie, both of whom Kimble
>> > > claimed were also CIA agents.
>> > > http://www.ocean.ic.net/doc/pol/MLK.txt
>> > > Kimble is discussed in Bill Davy's new book, *Let Justice Be Done.* He's
>> > > also discussed briefly in part four of my article, "Who Speaks for Clay
>> > > Shaw?" (http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/shaw4.htm) and my review of Davy's book
>> > > (http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/davy.htm).
>> > > Dave Reitzes
>> > New Orleans Times-Picayune June 5, 1968 S2-P8
>> > Kimble is Held in Check Case
>> > Claimed Last Year to be Klan Informer
>> > -
>> > A young man who last year claimed to have inside information
>> > on Ku Klux Klan operations was arrested Tuesday [4th] on a charge
>> > of conducting illicit checking operations.
>> > Accused of making himself $1,405 richer at the expense of the
>> > Bank of New Orleans was Jules R. Kimble [...]
>> > Police claim Kimble effected the theft by manipulating checks
>> > stolen from an industrial firm where he was employed as a clerk from
>> > April 24 to May 10.
>> > In June of last year Kimble left Louisiana claiming he had witnessed
>> > plans to bomb the homes of labor leader Victor Bussie and a Negro
>> > woman teacher in Port Allen, and that his life was in danger.
>> > He was arrested, however, in Miami last October on charges of
>> > parole violation in Avoyelles Parish, and agreed to return to
>> > Louisiana on charges of nonsupport of his family.
>> > He then appeared before the Baton Rouge grand jury in connection
>> > with the Bussie bombing the same month.
>> > Kimble was also arrested in New Orleans May 21 on charges of
>> > impersonating police, carrying a concealed weapon, assault and forgery.
>> > He had been arrested in Baton Rouge in February and charged with
>> > attempted theft and impersonating a doctor.
>> > Discussing Kimble's latest run-in with the law, Sgt. Ronald
>> > Kennedy and Det. Nick Chetta alleged that he stole a number of checks
>> > from the industrial firm and deposited them in a special bank account
>> > under a phony firm name.
>> > He then began making withdrawals using names of legitimate
>> > companies, police claimed.
>> > When arrested, Kimble was on $4,750 bond. Police said a $475 check
>> > he wrote to the bonding company bounced.
>> > -
>> > Jerru Shinley
>> Ramparts January, 1968 P68
>> The Garrison Commission by William Turner
>> The affair of Jules Rocco Kimble illustrates how government
>> pressure has induced potential witnesses to slip from Garrison's
>> grasp. A self-avowed member of the Ku Klux Klan who got in trouble
>> over bombings in Baton Rouge, Kimble approached the DA's men in the
>> apparent hope of gaining mitigation. He said that on the day after
>> David Ferrie died, he drove a top KKK official, Jack Helm, to
>> Ferrie's apartment. Helm came out with a satchel crammed with papers,
>> which he placed in a bank safe deposit box. Kimble also divulged
>> that in 1962, he had flown to Montreal with Ferrie on what was
>> purported to be Minutemen business. He promised the DA's investigators
>> that he would gather further information and report back.
>> He didn't come through. Shortly afterward, he phoned his wife
>> from Atlanta, saying he had met a CIA contact. "They'll never get
>> me back to New Orleans," he vowed. A few days after that, he called
>> from Montreal. For reasons unknown, Kimble backtracked to Tampa,
>> Florida, where he was arrested by local police. Interviewed by
>> Garrison's men, he said that he had once worked special assigments
>> for the CIA, and in verification named his Agency contacts and the
>> box number of the Lafayette Street station they assigned him. He
>> averred that he had contacted the CIA after Walter Sheridan had
>> counseled him to say nothing to the DA and go to Canada...
>> <end of excerpt>
>> Would the CIA have used a man who had been publicly identified
>> as a CIA contact before the MLK assassination as an operative in
>> that assassination? Would they allow him to return to Jim Garrison's
>> jurisdiction after the shooting?
>> Jerry Shinley
>New Orleans Times-Picayune Aug 31, 1968 S2-P2
>Impersonation Charge Placed
>Official Says N.O. Man Posed as Male Nurse
> Hahnville, La. - Jules Ron [sic] Kimble, 25, New Orleans, Friday
>[30th] faced charges here of using falsely obtained papers to
>impersonate a registered male nurse.
> St. Charles Parish Sheriff John O. St. Amant said Kimble was
>arrested after he had worked one and one half days at an industrial
>plant in Taft, where he had obtained employment with papers allegedly
>stolen from a registered male nurse.
> He was booked at the court house with possession of stolen goods
>and forgery and he is being held for Baton Rouge police and for
> St. Amant said Kimble is wanted in Baton Rouge on two bench
>warrants charging him with impersonating a doctor and with attempting
>to steal $1,260.
> He is being held for probation authorities, the sheriff said,
>because he is presently serving a two-year probation period imposed
>by Criminal District Court Judge Malcolm J. O'Hara in New Orleans
> St. Amant said Kimble, who gave six different New Orleans adddresses
>as his residence, used papers he stole from Thomas Landas, a registered
>male nurse, to obtain employment at the St. Charles Parish plant.
> He said that the theft occurred in parish prison in New Orleans
>on July 20 while Kimble was awaiting trial before Judge O'Hara. Landas
>also was confined in the prison at the time.
> Kimble who was a hallboy in the prison at the time of the theft,
>used Landas' name and his nurse's registration papers after his release
>on probation to obtain the nursing position in St. Charles Parish, the
> St. Amant said Kimble also worked for four days at a New Orleans
>hospital under the assumed name and sought employment at three other
> Kimble was exposed when a St. Charles Parish hospital nurse who
>knew Landas told authorities Kimble did not resemble the man she knew
> St. Amant said his office received a bulletin about the same time
>from the Nurses Association warning about the theft of Landas'
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