Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 6 Num. 21

("Quid coniuratio est?")


By Sherman H. Skolnick

Is there a link between the Japanese mafia and the O.J. Simpson affair? Some say yes.

Called the YAKUZA, it has installed top government officials in Japan, including prime ministers, controls the loading of ships and trucks, has an armlock on who appears in movies and on TV there, and with the aid of the American CIA, has been a violent force against the formation of unions in Japan. Major corporations there have to pay hush money to the Yakuza who threaten to disrupt stockholder meetings.

More numerous than the traditional Italian and Sicilian mafia, the Japanese underworld is an even larger force in the dope traffic. The Yakuza own major hotels and dominate real estate in Hawaii. Experts point out the Yakuza have major bases of operations in the U.S. in California and own one-half of the high-rise buildings downtown Chicago built in the 1980s.

In California, the Japanese with large percentage Yakuza, own most every bank headquartered in the state, including reportedly WELLS FARGO BANK, and BANK AMERICA once Vatican-owned. According to Italian press reports, Vatican-owned CONTINENTAL BANK of Chicago is a criminal money laundry now owned by Bank America. Wells Fargo is interlocked with HOUSEHOLD INTERNATIONAL and their units HOUSEHOLD BANK, successor to the CIA-linked NUGAN-HAND BANK of Australia.

Jointly with ultra-rights, the Yakuza are pressing for Japan to again be a top military power in the world.

Background: in the book "Yakuza", by David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro.

Seldom mentioned: The Japanese underworld controls the dope traffic in California. When NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON divorced from O.J., she extracted a considerable portion of his fortune including the reported ownership of fast food stores including chickens. Corrupt police got into the picture as reputed owners/operators, and it became a device for laundering dope loot -- further washed through California-headquartered banks dominated by the Yakuza.

O.J. Simpson was reportedly no stranger to gangsters in the sports field being closely aligned with some in Buffalo, New York (headquarters of a firm with reputed mob links, in the sports stadium concessions industry).

A recent girlfriend of O.J.'s from Florida had reported close ties to dope traffickers. She has been closely aligned with President Clinton's pal DON TYSON and his CHICKEN processing firm. The company has been accused in undercover drug agents reports of being a major narcotics operation.

Some drug enforcement officials contend they know that the double murder for which O.J. was unsuccessfully accused was done by a dope hit gang, the butchering being a Yakuza specialty. Did O.J. stumble on the scene but for the safety of his children is silent? A friend of Nicole was deeply in debt to dope traffickers -- and just prior to her death Nicole was trying to persuade ex- husband O.J. to put up the pay-off or else.

Was the double murder a message to O.J. to shake him down? Does O.J. still have a financial interest in the tainted fast food stores and related businesses? Does he understand what it is all about? Some think so.

Against this backdrop, is it just a coincidence the O.J. trial judge was of Japanese descent? And is it just a coincidence Judge KEN ITO's wife, MARGARET YORK, is a top official in L.A. Police in charge of investigations of corruption in the police department -- such as Yakuza dope traffic?

Judge Ito could claim he does not know what this is all about. Certainly his wife knows.

So the jury released O.J. on reasonable doubt, but the O.J. SIMPSON AFFAIR may not be finished. It could be one of the large scandals of American history, reaching all the way to the CLINTON WHITE HOUSE.

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I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or portions of the preceding. Persons mentioned are invited to send their rebuttals, of reasonable length, to for probable distribution.

-- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-Chief

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Since 1963, Mr. Skolnick is founder/chairman of a public interest group, CITIZENS' COMMITTEE TO CLEAN UP THE COURTS, researching and investigating judicial bribery and political murders. Updates of the group's work is on HOTLINE NEWS, of which Skolnick is editor since 1971 -- 5 minute recorded phone commentary message: (312) 731-1100, a regular phone call, on 24 hours/day, changed several times per week. Since 1991, he is co-host of a hugely popular Public Access Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", in Chicago and suburbs. His comments appear on various categories on INTERNET. Office (8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days): (312) 375-5741, 9800 So. Oglesby Ave., Chicago, IL 60617. Call before sending FAX.

A few highlights of disclosures of the group: biggest judicial bribery scandal in U.S. history, collapse of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1969. Investigation of sabotaged Watergate plane crash, Chicago, 1972-1973. Vice President Spiro Agnew bribery mess, 1973. Bribery charges and jailing of 7th Circuit Federal Appeals Judge Otto Kerner, Jr., 1973. Touching off "Operation Greylord", 20 local judges, 40 lawyers jailed for bribery, 1983-1993. Investigation of 41 federal grand jury witnesses murdered during pendency of INSLAW probe, 1991-1992. Bank of Credit and Commerce International and the bribery of 25 percent of Congress, 28 U.S. Senators and 108 members of the House, 1991. Unpublicized federal lawsuit -- Bush and Saddam Hussein in oil business, 1991.

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