Report: John LeBoutellier loses $18.5K
by phony POW rescue scam
Don't know how much to make of this story, and, I need to dig
out the details. Meanwhile, here's an article from the 10 January 2010 New
York Daily News.
UPDATE -- 6 DECEMBER 2010
Wiseguys take ex-pol LeBoutillier for
$18.5G in scheme to rescue American POWs from Vietnam War
BY John Marzulli
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Friday, January 8th 2010, 4:00 AM
An alleged errand boy for a jailed Colombo
gangster was charged Thursday with scamming an ex-congressman out of
$18,500 in a phony scheme to rescue American POWs.
John LeBoutillier, a wealthy blue blood Republican who was elected to
Congress in 1980, has been on a personal crusade to locate dozens of
U.S. prisoners of the Vietnam War he thinks are held in Belarus.
"If I was scammed, I feel betrayed," LeBoutillier told the Daily News.
LeBoutillier said he sought the help of reputed Colombo capo Frank
(Frankie Blue Eyes) Sparaco, who is serving a 24-year sentence for
murder and claimed he knew inmates with contacts in Eastern Europe.
Court papers allege that Charles (Charlieboy) Guiga acted as a
go-between for Sparaco, retyping and correcting misspelled words in
letters to LeBoutillier and collecting money for sham investigative
Guiga, 39, a deliveryman for a florist, was arrested at his Brooklyn
home yesterday by FBI agents. He was charged with mail fraud and
released on $300,000 bond. Sparaco has not been charged.
"The whole idea was to bring American POWs home, so if that's not going
to happen, they have been betrayed also," LeBoutillier said.
THIS STORY GETS MUCH BETTER!!! As of early December
2010, it appears that LeBoutillier was ripped off to the tune of $800,000!!!
Read about it here!!!!