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MOMMY'S A MOLE:
On November 28, 1981, Harvard graduate student Joan Webster stepped off Eastern flight 960 at Logan Airport in Boston. She disappeared. At the same time Joan took her last breath, her sister-in-law lay in a hospital bed suffering a miscarriage. The tragedies fused their lives and fates in ways it took years to unravel. Joan’s disappearance saturated the media with sensational theories.
The state’s investigation targeted Leonard Paradiso, and speculated she was murdered onboard his boat. Paradiso was convicted for a 1979 murder inextricably entangled with Joan’s case. Personal experiences in the Webster family, and a published account by the former prosecutor, motivated a closer look at the presumed culprit. Recovered files exposed an obsessed effort to incriminate Paradiso for numerous crimes. Records reflected the same misprision prevalent in Boston’s broken system at the time of Joan’s loss. Documents recovered with the help of a private investigator and Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests exposed a much different case than the state promoted through the tabloids. Actual records revealed coerced, threatened, and assaulted witnesses. Crucial testimony changed. Enticements seduced disingenuous informants to the state’s cause. A confidential source fed a corrupt FBI office disinformation, then recklessly spread it through the press. Exculpatory facts turned up in other case files, grand juries, or documents scratched in biased court rulings. Authorities manufactured, distorted, or suppressed evidence and shrouded real justice. The facts show participants lied to the court and the public while they calculated steps to hang murder on a scapegoat. All the while, they secreted a real clue in their files.
The facts will ALWAYS come to light...and they have!
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