Thursday, 26 September 2013

Mr Sin The Abe Saffron Story


The Kings Cross Sting Study notes for Juanita Nielsen Sex Truth or the Book of Lies references.

Gentle Satan By Alan Saffron
Rabbi Kastel performed the funeral.
Pall bearers Victor Bogan, Michael Moshos.
Accountant Maxwell Cowley
Page 63 “The cross was deemed my father’s territory by the police and licensing authorities, and they made it extremely difficult to open a strip club, bar or nightclub without going through him first.  The rare club licences granted to others required a consideration paid to my father.”
Abe Saffron bought the Appin an apartment building in Kings Cross he put Chris Ellis in charge.
Lodge 44 run by Tom Delaney.  3 rooms were converted in to Abe Saffron’s office.  Now, there is a link to the Lodge and numbers 44?  Thru out the 60’s this was utilised.
Abe Saffron 109 Hopetown Avenue.
Page 110 by my understanding is Abe Saffron through out the mid seventies was known as The King of the Cross, fed right into his ego.
Page 133 Just a story about Juanita Nielsen.
Juanita Nielsen went missing on the morning of 4 July 1975, when she was last seen visiting the Carousel Club for an appointment to sell advertising space in her weekly community newspaper NOW.  Anderson was very smart and sent his son that morning to the airport, where he had booked a ticket to Queensland.  The son used his dad’s name to board the flight and again to check into a Brisbane hotel.  For all appearances, Anderson had set up a perfect alibi, because as there was no confirmation of who was travelling in those days, a cursory police check verified his story.  Meanwhile, according to the word on the street, Eddy Trigg and Anderson’s adopted stepson Shane took Juanita by force to a motel in North Sydney near the Harbour.  Anderson, Theeman and a police friend of Jim’s were waiting at the motel, where Frank offered Juanita a substantial amount of money to back off in her attacks about his redevelopment.  Naturally, Juanita was extremely angry about being kidnapped and started to scream at the top of her voice.  Jim overreacted and hit her very hard, casuing her to smash her head on a glass coffee table, which instantly killed her.  Theeman and the policeman quickly ran from the room, leaving Anderson alone to take care of the corpse.  Shane and Eddy had already been told that they could leave as their job was only to deliver Juanita to the motel and keep her quiet, which they did until the others arrived.  They were eventually charged and found guilty solely of conspiracy for their involvement in the crime of kidnapping Nielsen.  Alone, Anderson came up with the only solution he could think of at the time- he told me he secretly bundled Juanita Nielsen’s body into the trunk of his car and drove to a deserted place, cut her into pieces and put the body parts into sealed plastic bags with weights in each.  Later that evening, he went out in a small boat and disposed of her remains in Sydney Harbur.
Anderson clearly wanted me to know what he had done because he knew I would tell my father and it would serve as a warning of what he was capable of.  Later, he boasted to my father directly of his dastardly deed and said that if my dad ever interfered in his business he might end up like Juanita.
My father finally confirmed the story as told to him by Anderson when we talked at length in the hospital before he died.  He even confessed that for the first time it had made him a little scared of Andersn’s threats.  Considering also Jim’s boasts that he took care of “the problem”, I am satisfied that this describes the unfortunate fate of Juanita Nielsen.
Page 135, Everyone around him, including police, knew Dad had nothing to do with murder, and the underbelly of Kings Cross knew what kind of person Anderson was.  No one in the Cross respected him, but they were afraid of him.  Yet many in the media, and hence the public thought and still think that Anderson only did what he had been told to do by my father.  There was never any evidence pointing to my father and investigations never went further.
When I told The Sun Herald in 2007 that I would reveal the truth of Nielsen’s murder in my book, I received a death threat via the paper, allegedly from Anderson’s son, David in New Zealand, telling me to keep my mouth shut.
The Sun Herald, The NSW Police cold case squad called me and eventually, after the appointment of a new Police Commissioner, I was visited and interviewed by two detectives in Los Angeles.  I related the whole story, although I have no confidence that anything further will be done.

Ghost Train,
In June 1979, the Ghost Train caught fire at Sydney’s Luna Park, killing six teenagers and one adult.  The police report stated that highly flammable turpentine-based paint, then common, was used extensively in the Ghost Train ride, both on the painting of the sets and on portions of the cars carrying the passengers.  Today, non-flammable paint would be used.  Additionally, disaster planning was not as sophisticated and carefully monitored as it is now, and when sparks from the railing on the ride accidentlly ignited a fire, the whole Ghost Train was quickly set ablaze.  Regrettably, exits were not clearly and properly marked and the victims faced certain peril.  Police and fire department investigations concluded that the fire was a tragic accident and that there was no possible motive for anyone to have caused such a vicious act.
Police officer Warren Molloy went from Luna Park to Inspector licensing squad. 
Long term manager of Pink Pussycat Club Wayne Martin.

…Usual Suspect book by Duncan McNab
The Carousel Cabaret, where Juanita Nielsen was last seen, along with notes of a converstaiton between Saffron and the investigating police, mentioned in the police running sheet.  The conversation occurred on 27 March 1978 a few years after Nielsen’s disappearance.  Saffron was interviewd by the lead investigators, Detective Sergeants Arkins and Marone.
The note read:
Saffron stated that he had not met Juanita Nielsen and was questioned as to his knowledge of  any papers she might have had connecting him to the Victoria Street development or any other papers.  He replied , No, I’m not connected with Victoria Street.  He denied that he was being blackmailed by Nielsen and although he was  friends with Frank Theeman the developer, he had no business dealings with him.  Saffron was interviewed as a result of suggestions put forward by Lloyd Marshall and Laretta Crawford.
Page 236
(Marshall and Crawford were two key players in the inquiry).  In 1969, Theeman had bought two terraces in Victoria Street, Potts Point, and at the time had given his address as c/- A Saffron.
In a closing question, Flemming took a nice jab at Saffrn, asking him if ‘his dealings with Jimmy Anderson indicated that he was just ‘a na├»ve businessman’.  For one brief moment, the cool and calm slipped.  Saffron snapped, ‘No, it certainly does  not.” 
Abe Saffron left the court, effectively out of contention in  the Nielsen inquiry.
In her summing up to the inquest soon 9 November 1983, Flemming didn’t mince words in putting forward her view of Anderson.
Mr Anderson’s attitude to the police was venomous.  He held this court and you as a jury in contempt and he showed himself to be a stranger to the truth.  In his evidence, he was selective, he was slippery and he was spiteful.  You cannot, in my submission, accept his evidence unless corroborated by some other evidence.

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