The key prosecution witness against John Connolly in his Boston trial admitted to an FBI informant that he fabricated his testimony at Connolly’s trial at the insistence of federal prosecutors, who threatened he would “die in prison” if he did not give evidence against Connolly. New England Mob Boss Frances Salemme also told fellow federal inmate – and FBI confidential source – Roger Vella, Jr., that prosecutors actively coached him to give false testimony, while promising him immunity from prosecution for various crimes including murder.
FBI Report 302 of Government Witness Roger Vella Jr.
Read what Salemme told Roger Vella, Jr. Below are all 10 pages of the FBI Report. There is a brief synopsis before each page revealing Salemme’s most outrageous comments.
Page 1 of FBI Report: While Salemme was in prison in KY he began telling Roger Vella (another inmate) about why he cooperated with the government to testify against John Connolly. Government witness Roger Vella is identified as confidential source (CS) in the report.