NY - Murder of Peter Ghattas, Ronkonkoma, Sept 2003
In Mid-August, 2003, SCPD detectives had reason to bring in a burglar known as Peter Ghattas. They elicited information from him about the other burglars he and others had done. Named in those statements (I have them) was a Joseph A.Careccia, a black drug dealer named Eddie Wright ( now in federal prison for 40+ years for drug dealing, arms dealing and assorted other crimes.
On 9/3/03, Ghattas was brought to the Suffolk DA office where he repeated his information to the DA and his detectives. He then signed an agreement to testify at a later death concerning the gang he had named. The burglary gang did scores of home and commercial burglaries, mostly, in Suffolk County. They also did 2 home invasions with torture and injury to the victims. One victim had his hand slashed with the promise there would be his fingers chopped off, one by one until he gave them the location where his cash receipts from his restaurant was given to the robbers. Joe Careccia admitted to being one of the two persons that participated in the torture.
On 9/24/03, Ghattas was allowed to go on his own, presumably without police protection and went to an auto body shop known as Rob’s Pro Tow, Ronkonkoma, NY. Credible information has come to my attention that Rob’s was the location where Careccia, Wright, and the owner, Robert Spatafora cut pure cocaine to sell on the street. That supposedly took place from about 1998 to September 24, 2003, or until Ghattas was found murdered outside that location when he chose to visit the location.
Joseph Careccia was the neighbor of DA Spota’s chief investigator as the commander of his SCPD detective squad, or from 1998 to April, 2002. He was the owner of a home only four doors down from the commander, on a street of only 12 one family homes in St.James, NY. He took off to Boca Raton, FL after someone attempted and failed to kill him with shotgun and pistol fire.
Careccia would then open up several companies for the purpose of creating a mortgage and bank fraud scheme that netted millions in illegal mortgage scams. Some of those companies are: Washington Funding Group, Global Mortgage Network, Global Realty, Global Credit Solutions, and Global Title Services. At Global Title he hooked up with a lawyer named Edgar Benes, who is allegedly the son of a Bernardo Benes. The elder Benes had a bank that failed in Miami, FL. He also made at least 75 visits to Cuba where he held meetings with Fidel Castro. Depending on who you ask, Benes is a hero or a traitor to the U.S. of America. Some say he was working for Castro, others say he was working for the CIA. I think maybe both.
Mr.Edgar Benes is the recorded owner of at least a ½ dozen title companies throughout SE Florida. Careccia shared an office with him at one of the locations. They even used the same phone number.
On 10.23.03, three SCPD detectives and one ADA went to Florida with a material witness order to bring Careccia back to LI for investigation. He invoked his right to right to counsel and hired Suffolk County attorney Raymond Perini to represent him. Mr.Careccia was brought back to LI and was placed in area motels and hotels for 7 months, at taxpayer expense.
On 11/13/03, he gave a statement to the DA and police that a SCPD cop helped him rob the Strathmore Bagel shop, Nesconsit, NY, on 7/25/00. That was later to be proven to be a lie because the SCPD cop was proven to have been vacationing in Europe until 7/27/03. He would tell the detectives other lies about the SCPD cop so he could be given a free pass for his testimony against the cop. He would receive 5 years probation for admitting to 38 violent felonies, including the two home invasions, his hiring of two arsonists to burn an occupied building in Yonkers, NY, and scores of unsolved burglaries. He was then allowed to do his probation with the Palm County, FL, probation office and was allowed to continue his widespread mortgage and bank fraud business, or until I posted scores of messages on the Internet that he was a gangster doing business with other high end crooks that were raping the country out of millions of dollars.
After I drove him out of the mortgage business as he became a hot potato for his bosses, he went into the Used Car business where he stole 15 automobiles and two tow trucks from a retired LAPD police officer that relocated to Florida to open up a car repossession business for various banks. That former cop made the acquaintance of Careccia and stored his cars on Careccia’s car lot. He promptly forged the documents for those cars and attempted to hold them ransom to the banks for $40,000 that he claimed to be storage fees.
The LAPD cop complained to the authorities. Careccia sent a known drug dealer named Alex ‘Raz’ Williams to terrorize the ex cop. Careccia told the ex cop that he uses black dealers to kill for him as they have no conscience and will kill his whole family.
Eddie Wrigbt is a black drug dealer and is suspected of being a killer. The SCPD would like to make Wright the killer of Ghattas.
To back track a moment. IMO, the reason why the ADA joined the cops to fetch Careccia is the DA knew Careccia was an informant. The SCPD detectives would naturally run him through the ringer and I believe Careccia would have told EVERYTHING he knew about police corruption in Suffolk County. I also believe DA Spota knew that his commanding officer was a longtime neighbor of Careccia, and that is why he sent ADA Prudenti with the detectives to Florida to make sure the detectives would ignore Careccia’s request for an attorney, and to assure him no such questions would be asked of him. Careccia is a known RAT that would do and say anything to avoid a jail sentence.
As far as I know the case of Ghattas is still open on the books to this very day.
AND, so I ask my fellow web sleuths if you have any information about this unsolved murder would you please post it on these Boards, or PM me if you prefer.