The Brazil Files
John Alite has told all kinds of wild tales about his days in Brazil. Specifically, about his time in prison there from November, 2004 to December, 2006.
However: all of these wild prison stories that John Alite described in his book and dozens of interviews and rants on social media since it was published? Not only do they contradict each other, they also contradict what John Alite testified to under oath. As usual, his outrageous claims made no appearance in the thousands of pages of reports from his testimony at multiple trials, numerous grand juries and his over 1,000 hours of debriefings with, as he claimed, “a hundred” different FBI Agents.
Gotti (Cross, 1956):
But, forget that there is no mention in John Alite’s testimony and debriefings about the story he told in Chapter 1 of his book, of how about six months after he was imprisoned in Brazil he was placed in a “dry cell,” buck naked, and in solitary confinement where two inmate trustees were tasked with coming to kill him, on orders from the warden… but, where Alite instead pulled a knife with a “blade of five or six inches that had been sharpened on stone” out of his rectal cavity and stabbed and slashed the two trustees with it, one of whom was on steroids, and then proceeded to walk back to his regular cell like a hero covered in blood and still buck naked as the inmates cheered him on.
He also alleged that he “stabbed two guys in there” during his September, 2015 speech at The Mob Museum and in a February, 2015 interview on TapouT Radio with Ricky Bones he actually implied that he killed one of these men when he said:
“Do what I did. Go, go on, go on the street like I did in Brazil, stick a knife up your ass and go kill a guy. And be a man.”
Not only has John Alite told story after story portraying himself as a fearless prison warrior and hero among the inmates for taking on corrupt Brazilian guards, wardens and trustees, he even said on his website and a one-sheet in 2015 advertising his services as “a motivational speaker” that while he was in prison in Brazil not only did he engage in “underground gladiator-style combat,” but? When he went “on the run” he boxed with Castro’s sons in Cuba and fought with Chavez’s armies in Venezuela (seriously: click here to read it).
Yet when George Anastasia was asked in multiple interviews why he believes John Alite’s stories to be true? While he said it was because he read the court documents and trial transcripts where Alite testified (you know, the ones where he was torn apart under cross-examination and revealed to be a gigantic liar)–
During televised interviews in 2015 with Steve Adubato and John Ricciutti he said that he took Alite at his word on what happened to him in prison in Brazil between 2004-2006 because it was not possible to verify what took place there, specifically:
Adubato: “Now, Brazil, I’m taking him at his word about what happened in Brazil.”
Ricciutti: “I couldn’t go to Brazil, even if I went to Brazil, they would never confirm a lot of the stuff he told me, so, I gotta take him at his word on that.”
NOW UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING:
“They would never confirm a lot of the stuff” John Alite told George Anastasia because it’s not true.
Besides, any seasoned journalist wouldn’t even need to go to Brazil to know the stories in Alite’s book are fictional, because, there was no mention of them in his FBI-302 debriefings and trial testimony.
Say Alite testified on the stand but left out that he engaged in “underground gladiator-style combat” and stabbed multiple people in prison in Brazil as he alleged in his book, at The Mob Museum and on his website? Or, that he possibly killed someone in prison in Brazil, like he said in that Ricky Bones interview?
If the prosecution did not bring up when John Alite testified that he stabbed and possibly killed people in prison in Brazil but then the defense found out about it afterwards their whole case would have been in jeopardy. The government would have been accused of withholding evidence and the charges could have been dismissed.
Yet even if Alite did tell the jury about stabbing and possibly killing people in prison in Brazil, then, the medical and coroner reports would have been subpoenaed and he would have been cross-examined over it. There also would have been no reason for Alite to leave it out of his debriefings and testimony because when he cooperated he was supposed to tell the FBI about his entire criminal history and he had no problem going into great detail about other mayhem and murders he said he was involved in.
NOTE: While John Alite implied at 19:53 in the February, 2015 Ricky Bones interview that he killed one of the trustees he later said at 41:36 that “I know I stabbed them. I don’t know if they died or not died. I never went back and checked, I really don’t care to be honest with you.” Similar to later that month when he said in an interview with Mike Calta: “I’m not sure if he died. If he lived, I’m really not sure.”
An obvious lie because there’s no way he wouldn’t have known if the one or two men died as the news of their deaths would have spread like a wildfire throughout the entire prison. He might have even been charged with their murders.
But, even if George Anastasia did believe there was a reason for Alite’s prison war stories to be left out of his testimony? With a simple inquiry without leaving home he could have retrieved the following:
The over 1,000 pages of official court documents covering John Alite’s misadventures in Brazil that were accessed with a simple phone call from New York when John A. Gotti had Andrea Hoyos, one of his attorneys hire a random lawyer in Brazil who simply went to the courts and printed out:
- Alite’s extradition proceedings.
- Alite’s Brazilian prison records.
- The child support lawsuit filed against Alite by a woman in Brazil.
- A lawsuit Alite filed against one of his cellmates in Brazil.
But not only did George Anastasia, who reportedly got a $100,000 advance from his publisher Harper Collins choose not to do that, he also did not hire a private investigator in Brazil like John A. Gotti did who tracked down people that were mentioned in the documents and conducted interviews with them.
Interviews which together with the documents painted a much different story than the one Alite and Anastasia told in their book.
And while Gotti said he paid the attorneys, private investigator and a college-educated translator (the documents were in Portuguese) less than $8,500 total?
It would have been even easier and much cheaper for George Anastasia as he is a known reporter with government support, media contacts, Alite himself on his side and a major publishing house behind him with millions of dollars to invest in their project and international influence now including a satellite branch in Brazil.
Which begs the question: Does his publisher, Harper Collins, know that he wrote a book full of lies?
And: Does George Anastasia think his readers are stupid?
Either way, let’s address some of the things John Alite and George Anastasia have discussed publicly, like:
How long John Alite was “on the run” in Brazil.
Because while George Anastasia said in a speech at the Radnor Memorial Library on April 5, 2016 that “John Alite went on the run for, like, three and a half years.”
The About section of John Alite’s website only says that he spent “three years on the run” while the Keynote Speaking section only says that he was “pursued by Gambino assassins, the FBI and Interpol across the globe on a 2 year manhunt.”
The reality though is that while John Alite fled the United States in approximately March, 2003 he was arrested in Brazil on November 24, 2004 meaning that he was only “on the run” for around 20 months, not two, “three” or “three and a half years.”
Plus: the sealed indictment he was charged in was filed in Tampa, Florida in August, 2004 meaning that it only took Interpol a little more than three months to grab him, not “a 2 year manhunt.”
But what did George Anastasia have to say about John Alite’s attempts to dodge Interpol?
He implied in his book and interviews that John Alite was a master criminal “on the run” and told John Ricciutti that:
“He was in and out of Cuba twice. He said anytime he was on the run when he got a sense that Interpol might be closing in on him, he went into Cuba, to kind of, wipe his plath, path clean and then he would come out again and they’d have to pick up his trail somewhere else.”
However: forget that page 9 of Anastasia’s book says he actually made three stops in Cuba, to expose John Alite’s story of being a wealthy master criminal “on the run” and reveal him for the dumb, low-level mug he really was at the 2009 Charles Carneglia trial (Cross, 3552) defense attorney Curtis Farber had Alite admit that Interpol found him because he used the same internet cafe for ten months in a row:
Question: What master criminal “on the run” who is trying to evade Interpol by dipping “in and out of Cuba” uses the same internet cafe for ten months in a row?
Answer: Not one of them.
But, to give Alite the benefit of the doubt– even though the Brazilian police said that when they found him he was using the same internet cafe not monthly, but DAILY–
John Alite did say in his speech at The Mob Museum that “When Interpol caught me it was down the block from this gym because they knew I was always in the gym every day.”
Something they must have found out because like the master criminal he was he probably bragged about it in all those emails he was sending home for ten months straight.
Why didn’t George Anastasia include that in their book?
After all, he said he read the transcripts and court documents which Alite confirmed during his speech at The Mob Museum when he stated: “he didn’t take my word for anything, he checked.”
NOTE: What George Anastasia did write in their book which John Alite expanded on in his interviews/appearances was that he was buying fake passports in various countries while he was “on the run.” Gotti’s Rules even says on page 51 that he had “eight different identities.”
However: In his 4/5/16 speech at the Radnor Memorial Library George Anastasia only said that “at one point he had four passports.”
Regardless, records and sources indicate that when he was arrested in Rio he was really in the country under his own name on an expired tourist visa, and, if he really was a big-shot, master criminal hiding from Interpol? Would he have really needed to risk arrest by buying four or eight fake passports in various countries?
Wouldn’t he have already had them while he was still in the United States?
If George Anastasia took the time to check the transcripts and court documents like they claim he would have found the following without having to make the trek to Brazil:
1- Alite said in their book that he did not decide to cooperate until sometime in 2007, a few months after he was extradited, but, Alite later sued and received a $275,000 refund from his Florida-based attorney Howard Srebnick who was representing him when he was imprisoned in Brazil for “ineffective assistance of counsel.” Specifically: for not getting him a deal to testify for the FBI sooner, while he was still imprisoned in Brazil. For not making Alite an official RAT when Alite wanted.
2- While Alite was locked up in Brazil he sent a letter to people in the United States threatening to rat them out, to even put them on MURDERS if they didn’t send him money in Brazil. Entered into public evidence at the Gotti and Carneglia trials, you can read, print or download it here: Alite, John 3506-192.pdf
3- In 2006 while talking to attorney Joseph Corozzo and his private investigator Larry Frost in recorded phone conversations to help alleged Gambino captain Ronald “Ronnie One-Arm” Trucchio beat his racketeering case in Tampa, Florida Alite admitted to being a longtime informant and having a relationship with FBI Agent Jason Randazzo.
NOTE: There is no mention of Randazzo in their book even though a letter (Alite, John 3506-191) that he wrote to an associate in the U.S. from prison in Brazil was entered into public evidence at the Gotti trial where Alite described discussing Gambino family business with Randazzo (which only an informant would do). But, this was no ordinary letter, in it he even mentioned how he was so close to Agent Randazzo that he offered for Alite to come live with him when Alite thought he was going to be killed in the 1990s, something Alite even admitted to on the witness stand when he was cross-examined over it:
Why didn’t George Anastasia include any of that in their book?
And when he quoted his source and friend, former Philadelphia FBI Agent David Gentile (pages 249-250) how come he did not include that Gentile was a longtime handler of Alite’s, most likely since the early 1990s and left out what Gentile said in a late 2015 interview with John Ricciutti:
“When he went on the run, uh, when he became a fugitive, uh, and he was in South America, he called me many times, asking for advice. I’d like to think and I think John would tell you that I helped save his life.”
Because: The only kind of big-shot international mobster “on the run” who would call an FBI Agent asking for advice is one who was already an informant, not one who decided to turn only after he was extradited.
Read more about all of that here: John Alite: Informant Since 1991.
NOTE: John Alite’s biggest lie– at least the one he said is the reason he decided to cooperate– the justification for it– were that his “bosses,” John A. Gotti and Ronnie Trucchio ratted him out first, while Alite was locked up in Brazil…
Which makes no sense because:
1) They were not his bosses between 2004-2006 while Alite was locked up in Brazil as he was “chased” from the Gambino family in 1991 and no longer an associate after that point.
2) Between 2005-2006 while Alite was locked up in Brazil Gotti fought three straight racketeering trials and Trucchio was convicted in two separate racketeering trials and is now serving life plus 20 years.
In addition, Gotti also beat a tax prosecution in 2007, after Alite was extradited, and if Gotti was ratting out John Alite (or anyone else) then why did Alite, as the star witness get Gotti indicted for multiple murders based on his lies in 2008 for which he was facing the death penalty?
If Gotti was a turncoat then why did Alite testify against him in 2009, trying to put him away for life?
Well, John Alite now says that when he was imprisoned in Brazil he received paperwork– an FBI-302 memo– released by Gotti’s attorney Charles Carnesi indicating that Gotti gave information to the FBI.
However: John Alite not only left that out of his debriefings with the FBI but also his trial testimony (and his book) which he would not have done if it was true because it would have been grounds for a reversal of conviction had the defense found out after the fact that Gotti’s lawyer, as John Alite says, “gave him up.”
Read more here: John Alite Did Not Get The 302 In Brazil
And at that link watch a television interview George Anastasia did with Alite, side by side, where he did not call Alite out on this obvious lie when he brought it up but instead put his head down because George Anastasia is not interested in the truth.
But if George Anastasia was interested in the truth?
He would have pulled the over 1,000 pages of Brazil files just like John A. Gotti did which according to a college educated translator state:
1) Isabella Franklin Cataldo filed a child support lawsuit against John Alite in Brazil on June 22nd, 2006. Guilherme was born on July 10th, 2005.
2) On April 19, 2006 John Alite had a notary come to Ary Franco where he authorized his ex-cellmate, Marcos Costa Rosa da Silva Pinto, who had been released, to have Power of Attorney over funds wired from the United States which would be used to help Alite buy real estate and other assets in Brazil to in effect make him “a citizen” to help Alite avoid extradition.
3) On August 12th, 2006 John Alite pulled a rat move and filed an assault charge against prison guard Luis de Azevedo (AKA “Tomaz”) who he said gave him the black eye in the picture below. The medical examination took place on August 14th.
4) In addition to pressing charges Alite, the super-tough guy also complained to the Brazilian press (just like he complained to the press in New York in May, 2015 that he was being cyber-bullied by the Gotti family).
5) In his Brazil paternity documents Alite’s profession had been listed as entrepreneur, but in a March 29, 2005 document concerning Alite’s judicial questioning by the Brazilian government it was listed as boxing fighter. However, in his assault complaint John Alite said he was… A Mathematician?
6) Alite, fearing for his life after filing charges and talking to the press had his lawyer request his transfer out of Ary Franco to Campo Grande, a minimum security facility.
7) John Alite’s request for transfer was approved on November 24th, 2006, but– to Bangu II, a harsh, chopping block of a prison which terrified Alite and had his lawyers file a new motion saying that it was filled with gangs and thereby very dangerous for foreigners and that he was being sent there as punishment by the guards for talking to the press and filing complaints (being a rat).
8) On November 27th, 2006 Alite was transferred to Bangu III B and checked into protective custody/solitary confinement, a cell with no shower or bed where he slept on the floor while his lawyers now requested that if he could not be sent to Campo Grande that he be transferred to the foreigner section of Bangu or just back to Ary Franco.
9) On November 29th, 2006 Alite got his wish.
10) On December 5th, 2006 Alite arrived in Campo Grande, a very easy, low-security facility to do time.
11) On December 22nd, 2006 John Alite, who was fighting extradition but had been calling home and trying to get a deal to testify for the FBI as a back-up plan was extradited to the U.S. on a private jet, escorted by FBI agents where he told them he wanted to testify, in the air, and not months later like he said in his book. According to reports he told them that he had been trying to reach out to the New York FBI office through his Florida lawyer Howard Srebnick but that he was told they did not want his help as a prosecution witness and had no intention of putting him on a stand. Agent Bradley, one of the agents on the plane, apparently said they couldn’t talk about it there and that they’d discuss it later.
But what do our sources say who were actually there with Alite in Brazil?
1- Regarding the paternity lawsuit:
That it was a scam. That Cataldo, who was possibly underage when she met Alite at the Rio strip club Barbarella where she allegedly worked– and our sources say that the majority of the girls who worked there also worked as prostitutes–
That while she had relations with Alite? She also did with other men, and it’s unlikely she would have known 100% the child was his. In fact, our sources said that they did not believe the child was Alite’s but that she said it was at his request to help Alite avoid extradition because he was paying her.
Our sources and the paperwork suggest that Alite was trying to get married in Brazil, have a child and buy some property, a business and a car in Rio to become “a citizen” so he would not be extradited back to the United States… but that when Alite did not have a child with his “girlfriend” Rose who he mentioned in his book, he tried the scam with Cataldo.
NOTE: While Alite’s book says Rose was a teacher, our sources say that when Alite met Rose she was still “working” at Barbarella, and that after she became his girlfriend she stepped back and only worked as a hostess there. Sources say that sometime after Alite was already in jail was when she became a kindergarten teacher.
This is still being researched and the information will be updated accordingly, but, it should be noted that Alite was quoted saying on page 259 of his book that he knew “Every prostitute in the Copacabana district” (where Barbarella is located)… and that in the building where he lived ‘most of the other tenants were working girls.’
But, our sources say that he dated plenty of “working girls” in Copacabana, which was filled with them, and he was paying them for their services and trying to act like Mr. Big Shot, parading around with prostitutes whose affections were purchased.
NOTE: John Alite was recorded saying in a January 1, 2007 phone call from jail in the United States to his ex-cellmate Marcos, right after he was extradited, not to throw Rose out of the apartment she was living in. To wait a while before he did it, but to also tell Rose to answer his phone calls.
Did she lose interest in him now that he was out of the country and could no longer pay her? Because our sources say that she saw him as a rich gringo– the dollar goes far in Brazil– but that after he was extradited he was no longer of use to her.
Regardless, Anastasia said in his book that Alite was living well in Brazil. So well that on page 260 he wrote that before he was arrested he would walk nonchalantly through Rio wearing an “eighty-thousand-dollar, diamond-encrusted Rolex watch” and didn’t worry about being robbed by the poor, dangerous, hungry street kids there because he bought them food.
He was generous to them, a real Robin Hood type figure.
“I never got bothered. They knew me,” Alite said.
NOTE: Our sources, including his mother, also say that before Alite took off in 2003 he robbed his own children back in the United States, various members of his family and let some of them go on Welfare as he went on, as Anastasia claims, to romance women in different countries across the world, live on beaches and buy sandwiches for strange kids in Brazil.
What about John Alite’s own kids in the United States?
And why didn’t John Alite mention the child support lawsuit in his book, debriefings, trial testimony, and all of his interviews and rants on Facebook where he claims to be a good father? Is there a chance the kid is really his and he doesn’t want people thinking he left a child behind in Brazil? Would that shatter his whole anti-bullying/changed man routine?
2- The assault by the guard.
Our sources, including Marcos, John Alite’s ex-cellmate at Ary Franco, say this was a scam as well. That the “assault” never happened, the complaint was forged and accompanied the bribe he paid to get transferred to the much more comfortable Campo Grande where he would continue to fight extradition from… and, where the security was much lower and he would have a chance to escape in case things didn’t pan out. That the complaint helped justify the transfer.
But while Gotti’s Rules says on page 301 that the bribe was $40,000 Marcos says that all together it may have added up to $80,000 (again, while his children went on Welfare). The warden had to be paid off in addition to the police, the guards doing the transport, the doctor doing the medical report, including the lawyer helping to string it all together.
Either way, the differences between the assault complaint filed in Brazil and Alite’s story of being assaulted by the guard(s) in his testimony, book and interviews should also be noted because according to our translator John Alite only said in his prison complaint that he was punched in the eye, by a single guard, resulting in a black eye.
Yet in his testimony, book and interviews Alite said he was pistol-whipped and or gun-butted with a rifle (the accounts vary, sometimes even saying that this happened during a riot and or in a fight with multiple guards and that his teeth were knocked out).
Like in his testimony at the Carneglia trial (Cross, 3563) where he said his teeth were knocked out when he was pistol-whipped:
But in his book on page 297 when recounting the story he said his teeth were shattered with the butt of a rifle:
‘one of them threw a bag of cocaine on Camilo’s bed and another guard “discovered” the contraband. As they moved to take Camilo into custody, Alite jumped in front and punched the guard. In return, he took a rifle butt to the face. Several of his front teeth were shattered. In the fight that followed, he pummeled one of the guards and took the rifle away from another.’
But, according to our translator, in addition to Marcos, in his Brazil statement Alite never said that he hit any guards like he did in his book and never spoke about any guards pistol-whipping or rifle-butting him.
Only that when the guard threatened Camilo Alite said he would protect him, so, the guard pushed Alite and punched him in the eye after which other guards restrained him. Alite said he and Camilo were then moved to a detention cell and that it was not cocaine, but instead, marijuana that a guard “found” on Camilo’s bed so it could be written up… After which Alite and Camilo were moved back to their cell where Alite alleged that they were threatened by the guards with getting beat up, and, after getting a look at his information Alite said the guard who punched him had his address and threatened to kill his family.
Which, makes no sense, because, John Alite had no family in Brazil. Was the guard going to travel all the way up to sunny New Jersey?
Nothing about taking a rifle from a guard or his teeth being shattered or damaged is in Alite’s complaint and it seems they were still in one piece in the picture in his complaint dated 8/14/2006 above, unlike the following picture that was taken later on:
And, aside from asking in what prisons do guards walk the units with pistols or rifles anyway? Because, what if the inmates really did take a rifle from them, like Alite alleged in his book? You’d have anarchy. Prison guards do not patrol prison units with rifles and handguns.
It has to be asked, exactly how did John Alite get his teeth knocked out if it wasn’t during the “assault” by the guard?
Is John Alite hiding how he really lost them?
3- The lawsuit against his cellmate.
On March 6, 2008 John Alite filed a lawsuit in Brazil from the comforts of Witness Protection in the United States against Marcos Costa Rosa da Silva Pinto for $600,000.
Alite alleged in the suit that he met Marcos in prison at Ary Franco, they became cellmates and after Marcos was released he came back to visit Alite many times and gained his trust… and that Alite had his sister send Marcos $600,000 which Alite “earned” from a lawsuit he won against an ex-business partner in the United States.
NOTE: John Alite said on Facebook that people who file lawsuits are rats, so, does that mean he was admitting he was a rat prior to his extradition? Prior even to his going “on the run” in 2003, when he filed the lawsuit in the United States?
Read more here: John Alite: Informant Since 1991.
According to our translator John Alite’s lawsuit in Brazil says the Power of Attorney signed on 4/19/2006 gave Marcos the ability to manage the money, buy and sell real estate and perform other acts on Alite’s behalf.
Long story short: Alite claims Marcos robbed him of the $600,000 and as recent as March, 2015 Alite filed papers in Brazil saying that he has not been able to locate Marcos since at least August 25, 2008 (and he only had a location on him in 2008 since Marcos was convicted of “the crime of association” in regards to drug trafficking as Alite had lost contact with him after he was extradited and was searching for him since). But even though Alite’s lawsuit against Marcos was officially judged defunct/extinct on March 4, 2015 as the court said Alite did not take the proper steps to locate Pinto, Alite appealed the court’s decision on March 17, 2015.
HOWEVER: This website believes that Alite lied through his teeth in the lawsuit and also about Marcos in the stories he told about him in his book.
Forget that Alite says he wired $600,000 to Brazil but let his children go on Welfare in the United States as that does not do much to help Alite’s credibility. What hurts it even more is that George Anastasia wrote on page 300 of their book that in late November, 2006 “Marco was holding more than six hundred thousand dollars of Alite’s money at the time.”
But, during the trials where he testified? Alite did not say it was $600,000 (or more) that he sent to Marcos in Brazil. In his February 24, 2009 testimony at the Charles Carneglia trial he repeatedly said it was only $550,000:
However: in a late 2015 interview with John Ricciutti John Alite increased the amount to $750,000 that he sent to Marcos in Brazil:
John Alite: “I lost three quarters of a million, uh, I sent to a friend of mine there who sent paperwork back to the United States government to try to get me the death sentence so I couldn’t come back for my three quarters of a million. Uh, I had attorneys in the States at the time.”
John Ricciutti: “Does he still owe you that, that 750?”
John Alite: “If you ask him, I don’t know I can’t find him. Yeah he owes it to me.”
But even though John Alite claims he searched for Marcos for years and couldn’t find him, this website did, and recently John Alite was alerted that we were in touch and flipped out.
Five days ago he posted the following picture and rant on his Facebook page, which is private– because he doesn’t want people like me showing up to ask questions and alert his followers that he’s a fraud– and said that the amount of money was now “about 3/4 of a million dollars”:
But before getting into the money, let’s address some of the outrageous lies Alite posted in the above Facebook rant.
1- He claims Marcos was an international DEA informant, but provides no proof of this. Yet, even if that was true? Then what was Alite doing hanging out with him in a prison of all places and why would he trust an informant with, as he claims, “about 3/4 of a million dollars?” Especially when he claims that Marcos “is a drug addict a guy who was locked up for writing fake checks and con man.”
WHO TRUSTS SOMEONE LIKE THAT WITH $750,000?
2- While he didn’t mention it in his lawsuit– because it was a criminal act that he can’t legally sue over– John Alite claimed here and in his book that the money was to help break him out of prison. So, he’s saying he sent money to an international con man to break him out of prison, but then the con man robbed him, so, he sued him over this and is complaining about it?
3- John Alite alleged that Marcos “never even helped his children and abandoned them.” Where does he get the balls to say that when he’s openly admitted that he abandoned his children in the United States and sent all the money he had to Brazil to help himself while they went on Welfare?
PS: His brother Jimmy was also and is still battling cancer.
4- Where is this “paperwork” that Alite claimed Marcos “sent to the United States government to try to get” John Alite “the death sentence?” When did he send it and how did he send it and how come we’ve never heard of it previous to the John Ricciutti interview?Because if that was even remotely true it probably would have come up when John Alite testified and it definitely would have shown up in the discovery materials of the indictments where John Alite was going to be a witness… But: It Didn’t.
5- Why did John Alite claim in his Facebook post that he saved Marcos from being gang raped by the Third Command, a drug gang, when on page 290 of his book Alite said that he saved Marcos from being raped by “two guards?”
Because, forget that a contradiction like that immediately clears Marcos of this as that’s not something John Alite would have mixed up and shows that he’s lying about it in his continuing effort to portray himself as “a good bad guy” who protects those weaker than him…
It also raises a separate question:
Since John Alite is always accusing others of things he did or is currently doing, is it possible that Marcos was never going to be raped, and that it was he who helped Alite, not the other way around? Could it be that it was John Alite who was really raped?
What we know is this: George Anastasia has said that he trusts Alite because he read the transcripts of the trials where he testified, however, in those same transcripts Alite admitted under oath that when he called his friends who had become adversaries rapists in letters and phone calls from Brazil, he lied about it, to his lawyer even.
Carneglia (Cross, 3573-74):
So why would George Anastasia take Alite’s word about him saving someone from being raped in Brazil?
Should George Anastasia have asked if it was really John Alite who was raped in Brazil?
Before answering that, let’s go back to Marcos.
In interviews for this website he denied robbing Alite and said that if he wanted to he would have done so and it would have been easy.
Marcos said that the amount of money sent to Brazil was nowhere near $750,000 or even $550,000, but, after an initial $300,000 was wired? Marcos says that he could have taken off if he really wanted to, and he didn’t. He also said that he could have killed John Alite to make sure he couldn’t chase him for the money after and no one would have cared.
How could he have done it?
Marcos says that the money was sent to improve Alite’s living conditions in the prison there and to purchase assets for him on the outside including: a down payment on an apartment and a car for his “girlfriend” (in addition to eventually buying a gas station or some kind of business, which they never got around to). This was all to help make Alite “a citizen” so he would not be extradited.
But inside the prison, Marcos said that he routinely brought Alite McDonald’s, pizza and Chinese food and it would have been simple to poison his food and nobody would have cared. He was an American, not even a local and there would have been no investigation, especially since he was routinely trying to convince the other inmates that he was a big Gambino hitman from New York who killed all kinds of people.
So, who would have cared if this time around it was he who got killed?
Marcos says that John Alite was dropping the John Gotti name all over Ary Franco. That it was his ticket to fame. That he repeatedly told the inmates he was a Gambino hitman, but, that while some of the younger inmates believed him, as he was spending cash in there? The older heads laughed at him. That when they asked Alite how he could have been a hitman for the Italian mob when he was Albanian, Alite could not give them a credible answer and every time they asked him his wild stories kept changing.
Mostly, Marcos said, the older, more respected inmates found him amusing. But, being that Alite was suspected of being gay– Marcos said that Alite would get massages from men and “compliment” inmates on their physiques, in a homosexual kind of way– not that there’s anything wrong with that– but he said Alite was regularly telling people how to take care of their skin, how to make their muscles bulge more, etc. Combined with him constantly singing these wild tales of being John Gotti’s hitman, the older inmates started referring to him as “George Mike” after the gay singer George Michael.
But, Marcos stated that he did not care about Alite’s sexual orientation, nor did anyone else. It wasn’t a problem.
However, Marcos did tell me that Alite told the inmates the tattoo of the cross on his neck was inked on him because he’d killed someone in prison in the United States. It was symbolic. But when I inquired about this with a source in the United States I was told that the tattoo was really to cover up the name of an ex-girlfriend.
Either way, Marcos re-iterated that he did not rob Alite. “The money went quick,” he said. “It always goes quick. But, looking back now, though, maybe I should have robbed him. But, at that time, I couldn’t. He was my friend. My amigo gringo.”
Marcos says that he made sure Alite was comfortable in Ary Franco. That Alite had an MP3 player, video games, DVD’s, visits from prostitutes, conjugal visits with his “girlfriend” Rose who also brought him food, and even his own cellphone which he used constantly. But while Marcos says Alite’s cellphone probably cost around $4,000– and that he bought more than one while he was in Ary Franco– he remembers Alite’s monthly phone bills sometimes topping $4,000 a month in overseas calls also and sources in the United States confirm that he was constantly calling overseas.
Alite also said in his book that when he arrived in Campo Grande– while his family starved in the U.S.– in addition to paying $1,000 for a conjugal with Rose, he also spent “another ten thousand for a private cell on the third floor and ten thousand more to have a hole cut in the wall and an air conditioning unit installed.”
For all the work he did on Alite’s behalf, though, facilitating all of these bribes, paying his attorney and everything else, Marcos says that one day he got a call from Alite who told him to come see him, while he was still at Ary Franco. That Alite said he got him a nice thank you gift, a Rolex watch!
Marcos said that he was so thrilled he even called a friend to brag about it. But when he got back home with the beautiful timepiece, and wore it in the shower? Water got inside of it and he realized that it was a fake.
George Anastasia wrote in Gotti’s Rules that Marcos ‘effectively disappeared’ with around $600,000 of Alite’s money after he got to Campo Grande, but, that is a lie also.
There are a series of recorded phone calls Alite made from jail in the United States after he was extradited where he calls someone– his father, for instance– who called Marcos in Brazil via 3-way calls. In one on January 1, 2007 he referred to Marcos as his brother, and Marcos responded equally, so they were obviously still in touch and on good terms and there was no indication that Marcos robbed him.
However, Marcos said that after he realized Alite was an informant, he stopped taking his calls in about late January or February, 2007.
Before that happened, though, while Alite was still in Brazil?
He told Marcos that more money would be sent down in the future. Marcos had to pay taxes on the money Alite’s sister sent him and was told Alite would give him the money to pay them out of the future stash, but, it never came. In the end Marcos says Alite left him holding the bag and in debt to the Brazilian government.
But, Marcos didn’t just end up in trouble over taxes, he also claims that he was kidnapped because people thought he was holding a large chunk of Alite’s money, which he claims he was not. He says that only crumbs were left when Alite was extradited, as he had just paid a huge bribe to get transferred to Campo Grande and get a good cell there, and, we will touch on that in future installments of The Brazil Files. But, for now we will close this section with the following: if Marcos had really robbed Alite for $750,000, $600,000, $550,000, or even just $300,000, would he be coming forward publicly? I doubt it. He’d probably be on a beach somewhere reading Alite’s book and laughing at him. Instead he’s come forward to clear his name.
All the evidence this website has seen indicates that Marcos did not rob him blind, but that he was trying to do the right thing by Alite. That he was hoping Alite would not be extradited and they would buy that gas station or some kind of business together in Brazil. But instead Alite turned around and told outright, egregious lies about him in his book, from the witness stand, in a bogus lawsuit and now on social media.
It is this website’s belief that when Alite was sitting in prison in Brazil, he planned that if he was extradited, he was suing Marcos regardless of whether he robbed him or not. To get back every dollar he could that Marcos spent making sure Alite was comfortable in Brazil… again, while his kids starved in the United States.
Back to the story about John Alite getting raped in prison in Brazil.
Where did it originate?
Well, John Alite has told all kinds of stories about the prison conditions in Brazil.
Like in his February, 2016 appearance on Crime Watch Daily where he said: “In Brazil, you’re tortured. I was tied up, I was beat up, I was chained up.”
In fact, in his February, 2015 appearance on The Mike Calta Show he called Ary Franco “a concentration camp… the worst of the worst of any country… it’s well documented.”
Similar to his September, 2015 speech at The Mob Museum where he also compared Ary Franco to “concentration camps.” Pointing to a picture of him and other inmates on a projector, he said, at 46:19, “They, they look like they’re all in concentration camps, because we were. They would tie us up, they would beat us, they’d put us out in the sun at 107, 106 degrees, naked. And, we would sit there all day. When they felt like bringing us in they’d bring us in. And, that was the life for me for a little over two years in Brazil penitentiaries.”
NOTE: Just one minute earlier at 45:36 in his speech he lied that he actually spent two and half years in Brazil penitentiaries.
NOTE: During his testimony at the Carneglia trial Alite also referred to Ary Franco as a concentration camp:
Yet Marcos and other people this website has spoken to who were with John Alite in prison in Brazil tell a different story completely and so do the pictures he used in his presentation at The Mob Museum where he and the other inmates are smiling on camera.
At what concentration camp are people smiling (and giving their thumbs up) on camera? And at what concentration camps do the inmates even have cameras?
But then there is his book.
While Gotti’s Rules did not make Ary Franco out to be a paradise, it also did not make it seem like a “concentration camp.” Because while Chapter 19 said that bribed guards would smuggle in “beer, and wine, and hard liquor,” it also said that “on occasion, when things lined up right, some friendly guards would smuggle a few prostitutes into the unit for a party.”
At what “concentration camp” are you allowed to buy prostitutes and have parties with them?
Especially since Marcos and our other sources indicate that the guards did not bring in prostitutes “on occasion” but instead, almost daily, whenever the inmates wanted them, and that they even had conjugal visits with their wives. That the prisoners had the run of the place and it was extremely easy time to do and the inmates even had regular barbecues. That they did not eat bug and mice infested rice and beans out of buckets, as John Alite has claimed, but that they were getting regular deliveries of pizza, McDonald’s and anything else they wanted while they played video games and watched TV.
NOTE: Marcos also says that Alite had a preference for Chinese food.
Has this been confirmed by anyone outside of Brazil, who did time in the United States and could compare the conditions?
Yes. Marcos, for one. While he acknowledges that there are some terrible, horrific prisons in Brazil, he states that Ary Franco is not one of them. That aside from the occasional dispute among inmates, for the most part everyone got along. That there was a sense of camaraderie. However, he also spent several years in prisons in the United States, including Allenwood, one of the same federal prisons that Alite was in and said that time was much more difficult, specifically, because they could not get prostitutes and conjugal visits there, among other amenities.
NOTE: Marcos was in the low security section of Allenwood, not the penitentiary, and says that Ary Franco was still a cake walk compared to it.
But then there is also James V. “Jimmy” Cadicamo: a former associate of Alite’s who grew up in Howard Beach, Queens and later became a nightclub owner in Tampa, Florida who was indicted in 2008 with John A. Gotti and John Burke on racketeering charges and was facing forty years.
Several others were arrested with them also however they became cooperators. But, being that John Alite was the main rat on their case, and everyone knew him to be a pathological liar, Ary Franco and Alite’s conditions there became a topic of discussion among the defendants and defense lawyers.
NOTE: Alite has repeated in various interviews that Cadicamo went into “suicide watch” after their arrest but Alite has presented no proof of this. According to the records everyone in the indictment was separated from one another and held in solitary confinement and or put through diesel therapy in attempts to make them cooperate like Alite did, but, Cadicamo did not. He was a man.
So, why would Alite insult Cadicamo and say he was in suicide watch?
Because he gets revenge on people by lying about them, that’s what he does.
But, again, this is just one more instance where John Alite can’t keep his lies straight. Because while he said during his March, 2015 appearance on One on One with Steve Adubato that Cadicamo went “into suicide watch for six weeks,” the month before in February, 2015 he said on The Mike Calta Show that as “soon as he went to prison, he went to suicide watch for two months.” However, the month before that? He said on Facebook that he only went into suicide watch “For over the first month“–
Again: Jimmy Cadicamo was a man, and John Alite became an informant.
However: Jimmy Cadicamo was also a friend. Not only did he repeatedly send Alite money while he was “on the run”– and why would he need people to send him money if he was such a big shot? Jimmy Cadicamo even went to personally visit John Alite while he was in prison in Brazil to see how he was doing, and, reportedly gave him around $40,000 to help him improve his living conditions at Ary Franco– aside from the money he’d sent Alite while he was “on the run.”
After their 2008 indictment Jimmy Cadicamo told the lawyers that when he went to visit John Alite in prison in Brazil it was actually Marcos that met him and a friend at the Sheraton hotel and brought them to Ary Franco. But, while Marcos told this website that Alite asked him to lie to Cadicamo and the other visitor, Frankie Celi, that came to Brazil with him– that Alite asked him to lie that the conditions were horrific, to garner sympathy and get Cadicamo to send Alite more money in Brazil–
Cadicamo still said that Ary Franco was incredibly lax and made no mention of any “concentration camps.” He insisted that it was comparable to a low security prison in the United States and that Alite was even allowed to go “around the glass” and sat in the same visiting room with them. He also said it was right near the entrance of the prison that any crafty inmate with enough money to bribe the guards could have walked right out of.
Cadicamo said that while the prison was “dirty,” it was also extremely easy-going, and that unlike in the United States where they run a background check on you to see if you have any outstanding warrants when you visit someone in prison the security was so low at Ary Franco that all someone had to do when they checked in was sign their name in “a book.”
However: Cadicamo also said that on his visit he realized Alite was an informant.
He said that Alite had paperwork that he’d compiled himself with all kinds of people’s names and lists of the alleged crimes they’d committed in addition to all kinds of lies about them. Cadicamo said it was like Alite was already working on his own FBI-302 debriefings. He had all kinds of notes on people that he could hand over to the Feds to get them indicted.
After seeing this paperwork Cadicamo said he cut his trip short, went back to the United States and stopped sending John Alite money.
It should be noted though that George Anastasia should be aware of these “notes” as they came up in the trials where Alite testified. He was asked about writing them, about telling outright lies about people on them and accusing individuals of being rapists, etc., but, Alite admitted on the stand that he was desperate and willing to say anything about anyone to get out of prison and lied about them, that he even lied to his own lawyers about them.
Carneglia (Cross, 3573-74):
Why didn’t George Anastasia include that in their book?
And why did George Anastasia still take Alite “at his word” when he made new insults about people in their book of lies?
NOTE: When I began interviewing Marcos he brought these notes up on his own. I did not ask him about them. But he told me Alite was writing all these notes about people and it made him very uncomfortable. He also said that at one point he asked Marcos to threaten John A. Gotti for him in the United States. To call him and demand that he send Alite $3 million dollars or he was going to talk and put him on murders (similar to the letter above that Alite sent threatening to rat people out for murders if they didn’t send him $400,000).
Marcos refused to do it, but, said that Alite swore he wasn’t really going to snitch, he was just trying to extort people. Later, after Alite was extradited and he told Marcos over the phone that he was working a deal to help get him back into the United States also– Marcos had been deported– Marcos said that he realized Alite really was a snitch and stopped taking his calls. He realized that Alite was making a cooperation deal, because, how else would he get Marcos back into the United States?
Marcos did not want to be part of his cooperation deal.
However, Marcos wasn’t the only one Alite tried to get to join Team America with him.
In 2010 James V. Cadicamo plead guilty to racketeering, received almost nine years and served seven years and eight months. But, after Alite was extradited in 2007? He said that Alite called him from jail in the U.S. and asked him to cooperate also. To in effect, help him lie about others and convict them, namely, John A. Gotti.
Cadicamo said he laughed and hung up on Alite, but, just before he was indicted in 2008? Alite, knowing he was going to be arrested and in a tough spot served him with a lawsuit and tried to take his Tampa nightclub, Club Mirage.
Jimmy Cadicamo said that Alite figured he wouldn’t be able to fight the case and purposely served him right before his arrest to throw him off balance, telling his lawyers that when they won, as payment, he’d give them a piece of the nightclub. But in the end Alite’s attorneys dropped the case as it was a frivolous lawsuit and he had no paperwork proving that he was an owner in Club Mirage. Apparently, they’d taken the case on Alite’s word and then realized that he scammed them (because that’s what John Alite does– he lies to people).
Which raises the question: Did John Alite scam his lawyer in Brazil also to get him to file a frivolous lawsuit against Marcos?
All this website knows is that before all of this, after Cadicamo got indicted with Gotti and the others in 2008, Cadicamo told their defense lawyers that when he went to visit Alite in Brazil one of the guards was laughing and told him privately that Alite had been sexually assaulted.
Why didn’t this come up at trial under cross-examination?
John A. Gotti said that his defense team wanted to bring it up and question Alite over it to get to the truth and show the jury that Alite was willing to do and say anything to avoid incarceration, but, that he did not permit them to as Alite had children and didn’t want them to be embarrassed by this indirectly.
After Alite published his book full of lies, however, and began harassing and defaming multiple people over the internet and in his interviews, even alleging that some of them were rapists, he crossed several lines too many. Especially since some of the people Alite attacked were Gotti’s children, and his sisters, and their children as well, in addition to other people’s siblings and parents and children as well as individuals serving life sentences in federal prisons who can’t defend themselves.
In the spring of 2015 multiple people including myself began questioning Alite publicly on social media (and then during a podcast) about whether or not he was raped especially since one source said that from prison, in his attempt to gain sympathy, Alite even cried to his mother over the phone that he was sexually assaulted. The only problem though is that when John Alite, the Albanian superhero was asked multiple times over the internet and during that podcast if he was raped in prison in Brazil?
He never denied it.
Why would he not deny that?
If he was not raped, wouldn’t he say so? Wouldn’t he deny it? Especially since he swore in his book that he was such a bad-ass in prison in Brazil that while he was buck naked in solitary confinement he removed a knife that he’d hidden in his rectal cavity and used it to stab and slash two inmates with its “blade of five or six inches that had been sharpened on stone” (and then implied in an interview that he actually killed one of those guys that he stabbed in prison in Brazil)?
Well, forget wondering what happened to John Alite in his life that made him physically capable of stashing a knife with a five or six inch blade in his asshole in Brazil.
Because, you don’t have to wonder.
And: not just because John Alite has come out as bi-sexual on social media.
While Marcos said that there was no way John Alite was raped in Ary Franco while he was there, if he was raped, it’s possible it could have happened after he was released, or maybe even when John Alite was transferred to Bangu, as George Anastasia did write on page 301 of their book that after he arrived there:
Alite was greeted by a warden and several guards who stripped him and administered a beating.
Perhaps Alite just took the real story of what happened and warped it for their book?
Of course, that would mean that if he was not raped in Ary Franco… well, since Alite asked Marcos to lie for him about the conditions to his visitors, it’s not hard to believe that Alite paid a guard to tell Cadicamo that he was raped also.
But again, Alite was asked numerous times if he was raped… and he never denied it.
While this website does not know exactly what happened, something must have happened, because on April 22, 2015 John Alite started Facebook messaging Frank Gotti Albano, the son of John A. Gotti’s sister Angel. He began taunting him, insulting him, disrespecting and disparaging his family, even saying that they didn’t have the balls to meet him in person.
So, naturally, Frank asked the obvious question: Was John Alite raped in Brazil?
And… John Alite seemed to admit it:
John Alite, would you like to tell the world in your own words what really happened in Brazil?