slickone

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#87 Aug 16, 2010
i just have one thing too say the book is fiction!i know all the players there are alot of players that are not in the book the main man is in a nurseing home in calf.the players in lex where just little fish!

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#88 Sep 19, 2010
Bio's of the 'key players' taken from The Bluegrass Conspiracy/Sally Denton. I will post images or anything related that I can find, too..........

Lance Alworth-

Building on a business he happens upon at the end of his football career in Dallas, Alworth expands All Aboard Mini Storage, what he calls "a little company", into a self-storage facility empire with millions of square feet of space from Florida to Hawaii. Following their divorce, his first wife Betty marries Arkansas Lt. Governor Jim Guy Tucker who succeeds Bill Clinton as Governor when Clinton is elected President and who subsequently resigns himself under a cloud of scandal. In 1999 Alworth reportedly lives with his third wife, Laura, in Del Mar, California, where the local San Diego Union Tribune, apparently oblivious to Alworth's Kentucky connections, notes in one story that "nothing..untoward" has ever happened to the former NFL star, known affectionately to his fans as "Bambi".

http://www.sdhoc.com/awards/hall-of-fame/foot...

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#89 Sep 19, 2010
John Bizzack--

He retires from the Lexington Police Department after 25 years, and becomes "Dr. Bizzack" in 1993 having obtained a "Ph.D in Administration/Management " from Walden University in Minneapolis, known for its correspondence degrees. In 1996 Kentucky Governor Paul Patton appoints him State Commissioner of Criminal Justice Training. By the turn of the century Bizzack boasts authorship of some six books dealing with "leadership" in criminal justice affairs, including one listed with Amazon.com as Police Management for the 1990s: A Practitioner's Road Map, and reportedly lectures widely on professional standards for police officers. He owns Bittersweet Station, a imposing cattle farm on Winchester Road, is known as an enthusiast for British luxury sports cars, and not least is celebrated as a composer of country-and-western music, winning the Hank Cochran Song Writing Contest for his "Courage to Say Goodbye".

http://docjt.jus.state.ky.us/exec_staff.html

http://a-loon.blogspot.com/2007/01/graduate-c...

http://alexconstantine.blogspot.com/2007/01/l...

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#90 Sep 19, 2010
John Y. Brown, JR.--

After a bitter divorce from Phyllis in 1997, the next year he weds his third beauty queen, a 1998 Miss Kentucky, Jill Louise Roach, who is 27 years his junior. The lavish ceremony beneath the white plantation columns of Brown's mansion on Old Cave Hill Lane is attended by former Governor Brereton C. Jones, Preston and Anita Madden, F. Lee Bailey, his son John Y. Brown III (Kentucky Secretary of State), and other local notables. "Man can't live alone," Brown tells the Lexington Herald-Leader. "Once you're a family man, you need a family to survive." In 1991, with country music entertainer Kenny Rogers, he has founded Kenny Rogers Roasters, an international chain of wood-roasted chicken restaurants said to have average annual sales of a million dollars per unit, and two years later launches another chain in South Florida called Roadhouse Grill. By the mid 1990's he sells his stake in both concerns to what the Miami Herald describes as a "Malaysian conglomerate." Along the way through the decade he has been a guest of his old friend, President Bill Clinton, in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. In the spring of 2001 he plans to build yet another restaurant chain radiating from Florida, this one with former University of Louisville football coach Howard Schnellenberger, to be called "Coach Schnellenberger's The Original Steakhouse and Sports Theater," where patrons may dine on steaks, chicken, ribs, and lobster while watching sports on six-foot-by-eight-foot video screens. "Life's full of opportunity," the 65-year-old ex-governor and onetime presidential aspirant says at his third wedding, "if you look forward and not look back".

http://www.johnybrownjr.com/sports.htm

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#91 Sep 19, 2010
Phyllis George--

Rebounding from her acrimonious divorce from John Y., she is reported by Newsday in the fall of 1998 to be living in Manhattan in a "sumptuous 5th Avenue apartment." She has written a book called Living With Quilts, and boasts of having 100 quilts and other Kentucky folk art in a spare room in her Manhattan home. She has also had a brief stint with CBS, where she suffers numerous gaffes, is excoriated by critics, and would be fired after only eight months when she perkily suggests on air that a falsely accused rapist and his purported victim give each other a hug--albeit with the network reportedly paying the balance of the $1 million in George's three-year contract. Like her ex-husband, she maintains close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton in the White House, giving the latter an expensive pin in one of the gifts Mrs. Clinton fails to report as required by law. Meanwhile, New York society columns portray the 1971 Miss America as prominent both socially and politically, dating Charles Gargano, a leading Republican and chairman of the Empire State Developoing Corp., as well as hosting a lavish Washington party for dignitaries of both the outgoing Clinton regime and the incoming administration of George W. Bush, Jr. By the summer of 2001, George is reportedly courted both by national Democratic leaders to run for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, and by the Kentuckians to run for Governor in her own right.

http://www.google.com/images...

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#92 Sep 19, 2010
Bradley Bryant--

He is convicted of charges in the China Lake conspiracy and serves out his time in a federal penitentiary. In the mid-1990's he is reportedly in Savannah, Georgia, and is said by some to have undergone a religious deliverance as a "born again" Christian. But by the latter decade, disappears from further public view.

http://books.google.com/books...

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#93 Sep 19, 2010
William Taulbee "Bill" Canan--

On January 15, 1994 the forty-seven-year-old former Lexington narcotics officer is sentenced to seventeen years, eight months on federal drug charges. An FBI search of Canan's apartment on Garden Springs Drive in Lexington has turned up more than a score of arms, a blow gun with steel-tipped darts, stiletto knives, a police badge, a bag of cocaine, and hundreds of cassettes apparently containing tape-recorded conversations which are coded and indecipherable to federal agents. Also found are books on weapons and explosives, including a three-volume set entitled How To Kill, a hand-drawn chart labeled "Canan's Alley" showing a bulls-eye ringing photographs of various local officials, and a confidential publisher's manuscript copy of The Bluegrass Conspiracy. At the trial, a DEA agent has sworn that Canan was never affiliated with the agency, while other witnesses testify to his drug-dealing and his own dark inferences of killings, including the murder of the still-missing Melanie Flynn. "A vengeful man at the center of a tangled web of fear and intimidation," as the Herald-Leader describes him, the shackled Canan, wearing a trademark blue windbreaker and black Lee jeans and defended by a court-appointed attorney, smiles cryptically and rocks incessantly in his chair at the defense table. When later interviewed in prison by federal agents about the Melanie Flynn case, he smirks and says only: "That names sounds familiar".

http://www.mtsterlingadvocate.com/morestory.a...

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#94 Sep 19, 2010
Jamiel "Jimmy" Chagra--

In 1996 his brother Joe, having served six years in a federal prison for conspiracy in the Judge Wood murder, dies in an automobile accident near El Paso, Texas. Less than a year later, Jimmy's wife Elizabeth, who was serving a thirty-year sentence for plotting to kill the judge, dies in prison from complications of ovarian cancer. Acquitted of the Wood murder himself but found guilty of conspiracy charges involving both drugs and obstruction of justice, and of still another murder, the last surviving Chagra brother serves out his life sentence at a maximum security federal penitentiary.

http://elpasotimes.mycapture.com/mycapture/en...
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#95 Sep 19, 2010
Bryant and bro Earl... in Alabama businesses? may be in Chandler or Tempe, AZ.

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#96 Sep 19, 2010
J. Dan Chandler--

After losing his job at Caesars, he is rumored to leave Nevada to work in casinos in the Caribbean and elsewhere. By the 1990's he is back in Las Vegas, where he becomes a "host" at the Las Vegas Hilton. In 1993 his on Joseph Daniel "Chan" Chandler, Jr. dies in his father's Las Vegas hime in what the coroner will rule as a suicide from a .357 magnum handgun. The younger Chandler is also found to have a 0.46 blood alcohol level and a toxic volume of crack cocaine in his system. Years later, beyond the statute of limitations for contesting the forensic finding, the elder Chandler vainly challenges the ruling in an effort to collect the son's insurance as well as to "clear his name," claiming Chan died "accidentally". The resulting controversy with Nevada authorities prompts a remarkable outpouring of sympathetic publicity for Chandler from the Las Vegas Sun, whos editor extols Chandler in May 1999 as a man who "has proved his mettle from Versailles to Frankfort to Churchill Downs and back".

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/A...

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#97 Sep 19, 2010
Melanie Flynn--

In 1993 her mother breaks a sixteen-year silence about the disappearance, calling a radio talk show to accuse the Lexington police of ignoring significant information she provided them in 1977. Mrs. Flynn is especially critical of then-Captain John Bizzack for his role in the case. "I have given Bizzack adn many of your police officers," she tells Lexington Police Chief Larry Walsh on the air, "names, dates, addresses, and events, that nobody seemed to care about." The mother also tells a WKYT TV reporter that she believes the Lexington police themselves were "involved" in her daughter's disappearance and murder. Mrs. Flynn speaks out after her daughter's name is repeatedly mentioned during the drug trafficking trial of Bill Canan. According to several witnesses at the trial, Canan, the Lexington police officer who had been the last person to see the missing woman alive, had implied that he had been involved in her death. Yet at the time he was never interviewed by Lexington detectives. In the summer of 2001 the case of Melanie Flynn remains unsolved.

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/flynn_m...

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#98 Sep 19, 2010
Oscar Goodman--

He becomes one of the nation's most prominent and successful lawyers in defense of organized crime figures, to whom he is social friend and spokesperson as well as legal advocate. In the spring of 1999 the fifty-nine-year-old Goodman runs for mayor of his hometown Las Vegas, wins in a landslide, and is said to have higher political ambitions both in Nevada and nationally.

http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Government/mayo...

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#99 Sep 19, 2010
Bertram R. Gordon--

In the early 1990's, he is brought from his prison cell in the Netherlands to testify for the prosecution in the Canadian trial of Montreal crime boss Allan Ross for the murder of another drug dealer. Gordon has met Ralph Ross in 1987 and with a Canadian passport in the name of George Light promptly become the Canadian mobster's "main pilot". Their narcotics traffic into Montreal and Ottawa yields hundreds of millions of dollars, and, in a familiar pattern, reportedly implicates a prominent Montreal lawyer later murdered and a deputy director of intelligence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who commits suicide as investigators close in on him. Fleeing to the Netherlands after a botched deal in 1987, and eventually arrested by the Dutch two years later, Gordon is sentenced there to eight-and-one-half years for smuggling. In 1991, he is deported to the U.S., where he agrees to testify against Ralph Ross in return for reduced American charges. Recounting in the trial the bulging loads and "suitcases of cash" in major drug deals in Colombia, the Bahamas and Europe as well as in Canada and the U.S., Gordon is described by the Canadian press as having been "tied in to the biggest smugglers of the 1970s and 1980s...keyed in with the best and brightest in the heydey of cocaine smuggling." In the end, Ross is convicted and teh sixty-five-year-old Gordon returns to U.S. custody. By the end of teh decade his whereabouts--whether dead, under witness protection, quietly retired, or even back at his old trade--would be unknown.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/...

The above I believe is THE Bertram Gordon.

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#100 Sep 19, 2010
Rex Denver Hall--

The former Lexington narcotics officer is convicted in 1998 on federal cocaine charges of cocaine smuggling and is serving a life sentence.

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#101 Sep 19, 2010
Edward "Biff" Halloran--

Once a rising star in New York's business world as the owner of a Lexington Avenue hotel and Manhattan's only two concrete plants, he sees his empire collapse after being accused of working with organized crim to fix concrete prices on multimillion-dollar projects in the city. In 1986 he is sentenced to six months in prison for a check-kiting scheme, and the next year to thirteen years on federal charges of racketeering, bid-rigging and extortion--"a full asscociate of the Genovese family," a prosecutor says of his Mafia relationships. After only four years in prison he is released in 1991 in a plea bargain during an appeal for a new trial, and moves to Florida, where he will be implicated in a scheme to buy out lucrative management contracts for the Seminole Tribe's casinos. During the late summer of 1998 Halloran vanishes while on a visit to New York, and in November becomes a criminal fugitive when a grand jury indicts him, his wife, and others in charges of defrauding investors, amny of them court officers of New York, in connection with a Broward County recycling corporation secretly owned by Halloran. As the new century began, the sixty-year-old inveterate con man, onetime patron of Bradley Bryant, close friend of Dan Chandler, and regular at the Kentucky Derby, remains at large.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortun...

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#102 Sep 19, 2010
Charles V. Harrelson--

Caught trying to escape in 1995 from the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, he is sent to serve his two life sentences for the 1979 murder of U.S. Judge John Wood in an isolation cell at the federal Supermax prison in Colorado known as the "Alcatraz of the Rockies". There he is imprisoned alongside soon to be executed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef, and Syndicate boss John Gotti, and more than 300 others in a prison population the Houston Chronicle described as "the nation's boldest convicts." Even in this notorious company, Harrelson is something of a celebrity, with a number of books on the assassination of John F. Kennedy identifying him as one of the gunmen around the mysterious "grassy knoll". In 1998, Harrelson's actor son Woody, well known for his role in the television series "Cheers" as well as in films such as Natural Born Killers and The People Versus Larry Flynt, hires attorneys to seek a new trial for his father, flaiming, according to the Rocky Mountain News, that "the federal government colluded to frame him." "In my own mind," the younger Harrelson tells the press in June 2000, "a rogue element of the DEA killed Judge Wood, if not directly then by hiring someone." By the summer of 2001, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio has yet to rule on Harrelson's request for a new trial.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

http://www.google.com/images...

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#103 Sep 19, 2010
Paul Hornung--

Elected to various halls of fame in the latter 1980s, he becomes president of his own Paul Hornung Sports Showcase and Paul Hornung Enterprises, Inc., and vice president of an entity called Real Estate and Investment Company. In May 2001 he attends the 50th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs where he had seen his first race as a 16-year-old usher.

http://www.google.com/images...

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#104 Sep 19, 2010
James Huggins--

He retires from the FBI after thirty years, having narrowly escaped being gunned down by a shotgun-wielding fugitive in an incident just before his farewell party. While his son James, Jr. rises in his own FBI career as one of the agents catching the Unabomber, the elder Huggins, in his late fifties, soon leaves retirement to join a new public integrity division of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, where he is charged to investigate political and law enforcement corruption throughout state government. In 2001 his boss as attorney general is Ben Chandler--Dan Chandler's nephew and ex-Governor "Happy" Chandler's grandson.

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#105 Sep 19, 2010
Bonnie Kelly--

She is serving a life sentence at Broward Correctional Institution in Florida, and will be eligable for parole October 15, 2005, at age fifty-two. Meanwhile she and her husband Wallace McClure "Mike" Kelly have divorced, and Mike went on to marry Bonnie's sister Betty Ge, with whom he has a child. Mike dies in June 2000 of complications from cancer.

http://ftp.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/871/8...

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#106 Sep 19, 2010
James Purdy "Jimmy" Lambert--

Released from prison, he becomes a partner of Phillip Block in the Kentucky chain of Castle pawn and jewelry shops. Seemingly intent on a low profile, he largely disappears from the political and social pages of Lexington and other local newspapers.

In 1996, a published biography of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Partners in Power, reveals that Lambert had also been the conduit for some $300,000 in cash given to then-Governor John Y. Brown by Clinton and Brown intimate Dan Lasater, a fast-food and bond brokerage millionaire suspected of ties to organized crime and who would later be convicted himself on drug charges. According to FBI records, Brown through Lambert had asked for a million dollars at the time, but Lasater had decided to give "only" $300,000, conveyed in a brown paper bag aboard Lasater's Lear Jet as he flew the Clintons to the 1983 Derby, where the two governors and their wives would socialize as usual. "I just took care of John Y's money problems," an associate would remember Lasater telling him after that trip to Kentucky with the future President and First Lady.

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