The Rest of the Story …
In 1968, Peter Limone, Joseph Salvati, Henry Tameleo and Louis Greco were found guilty of murder after FBI informant Joseph Barboza pointed them out as the killers of Deegan. However, Barboza lied about this because he disliked the defendants and wanted to protect his friend and fellow hitman, “Jimmy the Bear” Vincent Flemmi, who was actually involved in the murder (Vincent was the brother of Stephen “the Rifleman” Flemmi who was with Whitey Bulger). Authorities had reason to believe the convicted men were innocent but protected Barboza. To cover Barboza’s tracks the FBI, mainly under agent Paul Rico, fabricated evidence and set up the 4 men who would take the fall. All 4 of them were found guilty and all, except Salvati, were sentenced to death. That sentence was later overturned to a life sentence. In 2001, after serving 33 years, Limone was finally released from prison. When the FBI “discovered” new evidence dating back to the 1960’s and became aware that Limone and the others had been framed. By the time the FBI admitted that the men were innocent, 2 of them had already died in prison. All four men (or their families) received a $26 million settlement each from the government.
Final Resting Place:
Oak Grove Cemetery
230 Playstead Road
Medford, Massachusetts, 02155
Grave Location:Tamarack Lawn, Corner Plot
Grave Location Description
Located in a corner plot in the Tamarack Lawn section at the intersection of Tamarack, Hemlock, Tutten and Desmond.