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IN 1994 SENATOR CHRISTOPHER DODD, AN ALCOHOLIC, PROTECTED ROBERT VAN CANEGHAN, A SERIAL RAPIST; THE ITALIAN MAFIA; ETC.

September 28, 2016

Edward Manfredonia

8337 St. James Avenue

Apt. 4B

Elmhurst, New York 11373

15 March 1994

 

 

United States Senate

Committee on Foreign Relations

SD-446

Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-6225

Att:  Mr. Edwin Hall

Chief Counsel

 

 

Dear Mr. Hall:

 

 

Pursuant to our conversation on 14 March 1994, I wish to make the following charges:

 

That the American Stock Exchange and its representatives knowingly made false and malicious statements regarding me.  That Joel Lovett, Vice Chairman of the AMEX, had boasted to members that the AMEX had knowingly and had deliberately given false and malicious information concerning me to the Committee on Foreign Relations to the United States Senate.  These malicious statements were made to ensure the confirmation of James Jones as Ambassador to Mexico.

 

That in January 1991, I was evicted from the premises of the American Stock Exchange for reporting to Biddle Worthington, a governor of the AMEX, that I had been informed by several security guards that Louis Miceli, a dope fiend and an individual who had threatened my life, had been apprehended with an unregistered pistol while attempting to pass through a metal detector.  (Later when the PNF scandal broke, Miceli telephoned Al Avasso, a self-proclaimed Mafia associate, and requested that Avasso have me murdered.)  That the security guards had informed me that Charles Diecidue had permitted Miceli to enter the AMEX with an unregistered pistol.  (No weapons are permitted on the premises of the AMEX, although Miceli had brought a rifle to the floor of the AMEX and had even pointed the rifle at an AMEX employee on a previous occasion.)  That I was evicted from the AMEX, by Charles Diecidue with the consent of Joel Lovett.  That Diecidue had stated that I was being evicted for initiating a rumor that Miceli had brought a pistol to the floor of the AMEX.  (I had informed Biddle Worthington of the allegations of the security guards and had requested that Biddle investigate these allegations.  One year later one guard, Reuven, was questioned and he denied that he had informed me that Miceli had possessed a gun.  Do you believe that Reuven would have kept his position if he had spoken the truth?  Reuven will not lie if he is under oath, and is made aware of the punishment for perjury.  Neither will the other guards)  That Diecidue had threatened me with arrest if I should ever enter the premises of the AMEX, including the public parts.  That Charles Diecidue had harassed my listed employer, Mark Titus, interrupting Mr. Titus’ trading several times and ordering Mark Titus to backdate a document stating that I was no longer employed by Mark Titus.

 

That Joel Lovett, the Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange, had known with apodictic certainty, that Robert VanCaneghan, a governor of the American Stock Exchange, had sexually assaulted/raped a minimum of five of his clerks.  That Joel Lovett had knowingly lied concerning his knowledge and that he had made deliberate misrepresentations concerning the guilt of Robert VanCaneghan to the public governors of the American Stock Exchange.  That Steven Lister, Senior Vice President of Compliance, had informed the Board of Governors of the AMEX that I had dropped my complaint; that I had not named any victims, when in reality I had named five victims; and, that I had not identified the rapist, when I had stated that Robert VanCaneghan was the rapist.  That while the American Stock Exchange had denied that Robert VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks, it had been known to both Joel Lovett and Steven Lister that Robert VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks.  That in January 1992, I had provided Steven Lister with the names of five victims, and in one case the telephone number of one of VanCaneghan’s victims.   That Steven Lister refused to investigate my charges.  That there had existed a witness to one sexual assault by Robert VanCaneghan which had occurred on the balcony off the mezzanine.  That this witness confirmed to me that he had witnessed a sexual assault.  In this assault, both the witness and the victim had confirmed that Robert VanCaneghan had placed his hand up the victim’s dress without her consent.  That VanCaneghan had threatened the woman with economic reprisals and had stated that no one would believe her.  That Steven Lister and the American Stock Exchange had refused to investigate my charges.

 

That Steven Lister had stated that if I were to pursue my charge that Robert VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks and that if I were to pursue my charges that economic crimes had been committed at the AMEX, Steven Lister would inform any future  prospective employer that I had made wild and unsubstantiated charges.  That Steven Lister had refused to investigate my eviction from the AMEX for more than a period of one year.  That Steven Lister stated that Charles Diecidue had acted improperly. That I informed Lister that Diecidue had stated, when he was evicting me from the AMEX, that I was being evicted for starting rumors about Miceli.  (I had asked Biddle Worthington to investigate the guard’s claim that Miceli had been permitted to enter the AMEX with an unregistered weapon.) That Lister did not deny my claim that I had been illegally evicted from the AMEX.  That Lister knowingly sought to cause financial harm to me because I had challenged the corruption of the AMEX of which Lister is an integral part.  That when I stated that Joel Lovett had ordered my illegal eviction, Steven Lister stated that my problem was with Diecidue.  That I had stated in my complaint to the SEC that Joel Lovett had given his assent to evict me from the AMEX.  That, when questioned concerning my return to the AMEX, Steven Lister smiled and laughed in his reply:  You can come back to the AMEX, if you can find someone to back you.  That Lister continued:  I don’t think that you will find someone to back you.  That Lister purposely exceeded the time limit in which my illegal eviction was to be investigated.

 

That James Jones had refused to investigate my charges that Robert VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks.  That James Jones had refused my request to have the security officers, the chief officer being Louis DePasquale, a retired homicide detective, investigate my charges that Robert VanCaneghan is a sex criminal.  That James Jones had refused to have the victims questioned.  That James Jones had  knowingly obstructed any request which I had made to have these crimes investigated.

 

That James Jones had used his influence with Richard Breeden, the former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to have the Securities and Exchange Commission not investigate my charges of sexual assault/rape, insider trading, manipulation of the XMI by Morgan Stanley and the resultant insider trading of Edwin Crooks on the basis of the information which was provided by his brother, Donald Crooks.  That I had been informed that James Jones had used his influence with Richard Breeden to prevent an investigation by Charles Diecidue, chief of purchasing and chief of security.

 

That Representative John Dingell had written numerous missives to the SEC requesting that the SEC investigate my charges.

 

That Richard Breeden had delayed as long as possible to investigate my charges.

 

That finally when my charges were to be investigated, the SEC had referred my charges to the American Stock Exchange to conduct an investigation.

 

That Louis Miceli, a racist cocaine freak; Robert VanCaneghan, a serial rapist; Joel Lovett, the Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange; and, Steven Lister, Senior Vice President of Compliance had conspired to obstruct justice, and to prevent an investigation, in the following manner:

 

That, in November 1991, Jonathan Frey had offered me a position as a clerk in his firm.  Jonathan Frey is a partner of Joel Lovett and is the brother of Joseph Greenwald, who is currently under federal indictment for insider trading in Motel 6.

 

That in December 1991, Joel Lovett had illegally purloined my U4 from the membership office.  That Lovett then gave my U4 to Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan.  That VanCaneghan and Miceli then visited the Special Frauds Squad of the New York City Police Department.  VanCaneghan and Miceli then made false and outrageous claims-I, Manfredonia, had telephoned the AMEX and had threatened to murder Miceli and VanCaneghan; that I had telephoned Miceli at his home and had informed Miceli’s son that I would murder his father; that I had refused to pass through a metal detector; etc.  That these statements were knowingly false and were made with the purpose of preventing a federal investigation into illegal activities at the AMEX.  Miceli presented neither date nor time of the alleged telephone calls.  A one thousand dollar contribution to the PBA was sufficient.  Please note:  The Special Frauds Squad is prohibited from processing harassment claims.  The members of the Special Frauds Squad can only investigate certain frauds:  telephone fraud, stock fraud, etc.  That originally I was told by Detective Montellini that I was being investigated for fraudulent American Express Cards.  That when I had informed Detective Montellini that these charges were false and that I had been corresponding with Commissioner Heyman of the SEC, Detective Montellini stated that he knew Commissioner Heyman.

 

That I was illegally harassed by the police.  Miceli had never signed a complaint.  (Miceli would have to testify concerning his drug abuse, provision of drugs to his girlfriends- he was married, anti-Semitic remarks and racist diatribes (a fact willingly overlooked by Joel Lovett).

That another purpose of the visit to the police by Miceli and VanCaneghan is that they were to embark upon a stock fraud, PNF, Inc., with Al Avasso, a convicted felon.  Avasso is a former member of the AMEX, who possesses a lifetime ban from the AMEX for wire fraud-fictitious trades.  That Avasso, Miceli and VanCaneghan were aware that I knew that Al Avasso was preparing to engage in another stock scam.  (The first stock scam upon which Avasso had embarked was Greyhound Electronics.  In this stock scam, Avasso had earned in excess of twenty million dollars.)  That Miceli, VanCaneghan, and Avasso wished to pepetrate this scam unimpeded by my intervention with the federal authorities.

 

That James Jones was aware of the nature of the false charges that Miceli had made.

 

That Miceli had bribed the police with a one thousand dollar contribution to the PBA.  That Miceli had boasted that he had bribed the police.  That the AMEX had refused to investigate my charges that Miceli had bribed the police.  That the police had  illegally harassed me with the knowledge and consent of Steven Lister, who telephoned the police and requested the name of my attorney from the police.  That the police of the Special Frauds Squad illegally gave the name of my attorney to Lister.  That Steven Lister conspired with Joel Lovett, Louis Miceli, and Robert VanCaneghan to obstruct a reluctant SEC investigation.  That James Jones refused to investigate my charges and, therefore, James Jones aided and abetted this conspiracy to obstruct a federal investigation.

 

That Joel Lovett boasted to members of the AMEX that the Special Frauds had illegally harassed me.  (Lovett forgets how the Nazis illegally harassed Jews.  Lovett forgets about the brothels composed of Jewish women at Auschwitz, but it is permissible for VanCaneghan to rape.)

 

That when the stock fraud, PNF, was published in The Wall Street Journal in July 1992, James Jones at first stated that he wished to have Miceli and VanCaneghan, knowing participants in this stock fraud, evicted from the AMEX.  That when Joel Lovett, Mark Greenberg and other floor governors of the American Stock Exchange, voiced their opposition to this summary eviction, James Jones, knowing that Miceli and VanCaneghan had willfully engaged in stock fraud, decided to have Bevis Longstreth, a former SEC Commissioner, exonerate VanCaneghan and Miceli.  That this was accomplished by limiting the scope of the investigation so that Miceli and VanCaneghan would be found innocent.  VanCaneghan and Miceli had violated the AMEX rules.  Miceli and VanCaneghan had both owned stock in PNF, which they had not declared to the AMEX when PNF was listed.  This is a serious violation of the AMEX rules which went unpunished.  VanCaneghan had also entered into several business arrangements with Avasso, including loans, which VanCaneghan did not declare.  This is also a serious violation of AMEX rules.  But Jones did not wish VanCaneghan and Miceli to be punished.  So, VanCaneghan can rape his clerks.

 

That James Jones used his influence with Richard Breeden to prevent this stock scam from being investigated.  Charles Diecidue informed me in September 1991 that Jones had used his influence with Richard Breeden, Chairman of the SEC, not to have the SEC investigate any of my claims.  This refusal to investigate my charges is continued by Arthur Levitt, who is currently obstructing federal investigations into the AMEX.

 

That I had informed Steven Lister in February 1992, that Al Avasso was planning another stock scam.  That Steven Lister said that he was aware of this.  That in either late April or early May of 1992, I had informed Steven Lister that Avasso was the controlling shareholder in PNF which was listed on the AMEX.  That Lister stated to me that he was aware of this and that this situation had been remedied.

 

That in August 1992, I had distributed leaflets in front of the SEC in Washington.  These leaflets prominently featured a story in Business Week regarding an insider trading scandal.  That I had reported this insider trading scandal to Robert VanCaneghan in 1989. That I had qualified this firm, Frost and Sullivan, for membership on the AMEX.  That James Jones refused to investigate this insider trading scam.  That the two principals of the firm, Frost and Sullivan, Michael Borlinghaus and Heinz Grein have been found guilty of trading on the basis of insider information in the federal court of the Southern District of the State of New York.  That Joseph Greenwald, president of Greenwald Securities which is an AMEX member firm, has been indicted by the federal district court.  That I possessed knowledge of this insider trading scam for several years.  That Joel Lovett was motivated by economic interests to obstruct justice and to discredit me so that Joseph Greenwald might not be charged (It was not my information which was used to indict Greenwald.)  That Lovett was not a disinterested party to this indictment.

 

That the FBI has investigated my claims that Al Avasso, a self proclaimed Mafia associate, had illicit and illegal dealings with several members and one officer of the AMEX.  That Avasso had engaged in illegal business dealings with Peter Orloff, an AMEX member.  That Avasso had used George Wellington, an AMEX member, to introduce his stock scams.  That Harry Pierson and Sam Gottfried, two former members of the AMEX, had been listed as either officers or directors of PNF, an illegal stock scam.  (Remember the AMEX had paid Bevis Longstreth to find Miceli and VanCaneghan innocent of stock fraud.  James Jones was behind this.)  That the FBI has found no inconsistencies between my statements and the facts of the stock scam.

 

That on the basis of my evidence, federal subpoenas were delivered to the AMEX on 15 September 1993.  That these subpoenas were delivered to the office of Steven Lister.  (I can relate that subpoenas were delivered because Steven Lister informed Joel Lovett, Louis Miceli, and Robert VanCaneghan of the subpoenas and the nature of the subpoenas.)  That I had recommended to the Assistant U.S. Attorney that my files be subpoenaed from the AMEX, because the AMEX was ruining my name and probably attempting to alter my records to show that I had been found guilty of some infraction, although I had never violated any rules.

 

That on several occasions, Louis Miceli, Peter Orloff and Alan Umbria had made threatening gestures and motions to me.  That after I had written a missive to the FBI and to the U.S. Attorney detailing these gestures and the harassment which I had endured from other members of the AMEX, most notably Evan Lovett, son of Joel Lovett, and George, a specialist employed by Joel Lovett and Jonathan Frey, I had delivered copies of this missive to the floor governors, excluding Robert VanCaneghan.  That upon delivery of this missive Alan Umbria threatened to have my name placed on a death list.  That Alan Umbria subsequently boasted to other members of the AMEX that he, Umbria, was a Mafia front man in a restaurant, The Court of the Three Sisters.  That Umbria boasted that his Mafia associates would murder me with a headshot from a nine millimeter.  That, during the last week of December 1993, an agent of the FBI was forced to visit the AMEX and warn Umbria against making death threats.  (Umbria agreed to meet with the FBI agent only after the FBI agent had made several visits to the AMEX.  Umbria had refused to answer his page, knowing that an FBI agent wished to speak to him.  It was only after I had informed Louis DePasquale, the chief of AMEX security, that the FBI agent wished to speak to Umbria concerning death threats to me that Umbria met with the FBI agent.  That meeting occurred because Louis threatened to drag Umbria off the floor if necessary.)  That I had written to Umbria’s employer, Carl Icahn concerning this death threat.  That Joel Lovett and the AMEX spread lies concerning me.  That the FBI agent is concerned for my safety and doe not wish me to be near the AMEX.  (Imagine, the FBI fears for my safety because the AMEX wishes to protect a serial rapist.)

I do hereby swear that all of the above statements are true.  I further swear that James Jones, the current Ambassador to Mexico, refused to investigate any charges which I had made concerning crimes committed at the AMEX. I further swear that James Jones used his power and influence to obstruct justice and to prevent a federal investigation by the SEC.  This includes my harassment by the Special Frauds Squad, the sole purpose of which was to effect a withdrawal of my charges to the SEC.  James Jones wished no scandal.  To accomplish this goal, James Jones would permit a confessed sex criminal to roam the streets.  James Jones actively obstructed any investigation into my charges that Robert VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks.  I swear that James Jones had actively hindered and obstructed any investigation into my charges of economic crimes at the AMEX, by merely refusing to investigate and by having Steven Lister conduct a sham investigation.  I do hereby swear that Steven Lister had maintained illegal stock deals.

I do hereby request that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee order The Honorable Mary Jo White, United States Attorney for the Southern District of the State of New York, to conduct an investigation into my charges.  The office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District is presently conducting several investigations into crimes at the AMEX.  (Note:  Frost and Sullivan and Joseph Greenwald for insider trading and other investigations.)  It would relieve duplication to have the FBI agents and the assistant U.S. Attorneys who are presently investigating illegal activities at the AMEX investigate my charges that James Jones and the American Stock Exchange conspired to commit perjury and obstruct a federal investigation before the United States Senate.

 

Under no circumstances should the Securities and Exchange Commission be permitted to even question any individuals.  The Securities and Exchange Commission under Arthur Levitt has obstructed any investigation into the AMEX.  I had sent a missive to Arthur Levitt detailing the crimes of Steven Lister, the Senior Vice President of Compliance, and Joel Lovett, the Vice Chairman of the AMEX.  This letter was sent to the AMEX and was in the possession of Joel Lovett. It was during Arthur Levitt’s tenure at the AMEX that Robert VanCaneghan sexually assaulted/raped his clerks.  Levitt wishes to protect his reputation and does not care if women are raped and murdered.  I, therefore, request that the SEC not be involved with this case.  I shall refuse to cooperate, if you ask the SEC to assist your investigation.  The SEC is a crooked entity, which knowingly violates the law to protect a serial rapist, Robert VanCaneghan, and a racist cocaine freak, Louis Miceli.

 

I trust the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District and the FBI.  I will most assuredly cooperate with the them.  So will anyone involved.  The SEC under Richard Breeden and Arthur Levitt has protected Robert VanCaneghan, an admitted sex criminal.  No one will cooperate with scum who lie to protect a sex criminal.

 

I further request that I be granted access to all records, files, documents, statements, etc. concerning me and the charges which I have made, which have been made or presented by James Jones, Arthur Levitt, the American Stock Exchange, or any individual connected with the American Stock Exchange.

 

It is my understanding that I am entitled to this information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.  I wish to state that I am a believer in the laws of the United States and have refrained from breaking these laws.  Laws are made to protect society from criminal behavior.  Rape is a most heinous crime.  The governors and officers of the AMEX have permitted a serial rapist to go unpunished.  James Jones and Arthur Levitt have protected that criminal.  The FBI knows this.  The U.S. Attorney know this.  But, most importantly, I know this.  The AMEX has ruined my name to protect a sex criminal.  This was a decision made by James Jones, Steven Lister, Joel Lovett, Robert VanCaneghan, and Louis Miceli.  The other governors, members and officers of the AMEX acquiesced in this decision.

 

I swear to the following:

That Joel Lovett knows, with apodictic certainty, that Robert VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks.  That a modest investigation conducted by the AMEX during the summer of 1993, immediately uncovered irrefutable proof that Robert VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks.  That Joel Lovett, Steven Lister, and the American Stock Exchange had knowingly lied to the United States Senate and its representative concerning Robert VanCaneghan’s guilt.  That the governors of the AMEX have used their enormous power to knowingly obstruct a federal investigation into my charges.  That the governors of the AMEX refused to investigate my charges, even when presented with evidence confirming my charges.  That the AMEX and its officers did not contact the rape victims.  That Joan, one of VanCaneghan’s victims, informed me that neither the AMEX nor its representatives had contacted her.  That Barbara Mangan Pierce was sexually assaulted by Robert VanCaneghan.  That Barbara Mangan Pierce had informed me that Robert VanCaneghan had assaulted her.  That, when Joan reported to work for the firm of Miceli-VanCaneghan on the day after her attack, Barbara looked at Joan and informed Joan that she (Barbara) knew that Robert VanCaneghan had attacked her (Joan).  That Barbara stated that Robert VanCaneghan had assaulted her, several years previously.  That years later, Barbara’s former fiance’, William Exiner, confirmed that Barbara had informed him (Exiner) that she had been assaulted by Robert VanCaneghan.  That William Exiner had informed me that Barbara was furious with him for discussing the assault with me.  That the AMEX had applied a great deal of economic pressure upon Barbara Mangan Pierce.  That, at one time, Barbara Mangan Pierce, had engaged in an affair with Louis Miceli, who was married.  That Barbara Mangan Pierce had filed a lawsuit against the firm of Miceli-VanCaneghan alleging that she was unfairly denied her former position when she returned from maternity leave.  That it is rumored that this lawsuit has been settled.  That Steven Lister derided me for stating that VanCaneghan had sexually assaulted/raped his clerks.  That after I had informed Steven Lister that VanCaneghan had raped his clerks, that, rather than investigate my charges, Steven Lister illegally obtained the name of my attorney from the Special Frauds Squad and telephoned the attorney who had represented me.  That Steven Lister intoned threats that VanCaneghan and Miceli would sue me for libel, for requesting an investigation into their illegal acts.  That Steven Lister aided and abetted this cover-up by refusing to investigate.  That the false complaint, which was not signed by Louis Miceli, was the result of a conspiracy among Steven Lister, Joel Lovett, Louis Miceli, and Robert VanCaneghan to obstruct justice and prevent an investigation into all my charges.  That I stand willing to swear to all these charges and more.

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