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Mr. James J. Files

Wrong James J. Files?

Position In Drawings
P.O. Box 577
Walterville , Oregon 97489
United States

Company Description: James Files confession killing Kennedy from the grassy knoll in Dealey PLaza, Dallas

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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JFK MURDER SOLVED - JAMES FILES, Confessed Assassin of JFK, 17 Dec 2015 [cached]
James Files Drawings JFK MURDER SOLVED - JAMES FILES, Confessed Assassin of JFK
James Files 2003
James Files 1994
James Files: From gun to pencil
The law firm of Cloninger & ..., 7 July 2015 [cached]
The law firm of Cloninger & Files was founded in 1976 by Evelyn W. Cloninger and James J. Files.
To that point, the practice of law had been a second career for Mr. Files, a retired former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation when the firm was founded.
Following Mr. Files' passing in May 2014, Ms. Cloninger has continued the firm's long-standing commitment to personal service for its many Oviedo, Seminole County, East Orlando and Central Florida clients.
Many positive personal service features separate Cloninger & Files from other law firms in the region.
The law firm of Cloninger & Files was founded in 1976 by Evelyn W. Cloninger and James J. Files.
JFK MURDER SOLVED - Cia Files, 3 Mar 2006 [cached]
Files on CIA | James Files implicates CIA! JFK MURDER SOLVED - Cia Files
James Files 2003
James Files 1994
Letter by James Files
USA Views: The Voice of Reason | Political & Social Commentary | Page 2, 11 Jan 2010 [cached]
The obsessed Dutchman, Wim Dankbaar, who spends nearly every waking moment trying to prove that imprisoned scam artist James Files is the man who killed President Kennedy, is now targeting the BrainTrackers company and website in an effort to destroy the man behind it.
Blow-ups of photos and films showed suspicious figures behind and around the picket fence (Badgeman, Black Dog Man, James Files wearing a hat) and in the second floor of the Dal Tex Building. Suspicious figures had been arrested behind the Grassy Knoll and photographed.
Shelton got in touch with West and told him about a man named James Files who was in an Illinois prison who had first hand knowledge of the killing of President Kennedy.
Joe West finally got in touch with Files and the two developed mutual respect.
When Vernon told James Files of the incident, Files said "bring in your cameras tomorrow because I have a story to tell.
Files went into his role into the assassination in depth. (Below) Lee Harvey Oswald took the picture of James Files, even though Oswald was NOT involved in the assassination.
JAMES FILES (Above left):
He was 21 years old when he fired a shot from behind the picket fence in front of Kennedy's limousine. The above picture was taken in 1963. We have included a picture of him here with a fedora hat he claimed he was wearing when he fired. He is seen here with an Gary Eugene Marlow, the man who was the one who actually killed officer Tippit. (ABOVE RIGHT).
(BELOW) Marlow is pictured here on the left and James Files is on the right.
Files explains what happened to officer Tippit.
Through a lengthy interview, taped in 2003, Files gave the following account of the chain of events that occurred in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, NOTE: In the photo (BELOW), Kennedy was hit literally 2 seconds after this photo was taken..
One evening in the spring of 1963, Files was playing a pinball machine (gambling type), when Mr. Nicoletti approached him and said they were going to go for a drive.
At this point, Files had not been considered as a shooter in the coming assassination. He was assigned only as an aide to Mr. Nicoletti in weapon arrangements and to survey the location. A week before the assassination, Files drove into Dallas and stayed at the Lamplighter Motel in Mesquite, Dallas, where he called Mr. Nicoletti as well as David Atlee Phillips (who he claims was his "controller"). He claims that the next morning Lee Harvey Oswald (who shared the same "controller") showed up at the hotel.
Over the next five days, Files and Oswald spent the days together (a picture, which Files says was taken by Oswald, can be found here). Files claims that he and Oswald went to an empty field to test fire the weapons and calibrate the scopes that were to be used on President Kennedy, and that Oswald was picking up the shells as Files fired them. He also claims that he and Oswald never spoke of the assassination the entire time.
Two days before the assassination, Mr. Nicoletti arrived in Dallas and told Files that Johnny Roselli had flown in as part of a CIA abort team to call off the hit, but said that he was going ahead with the hit anyway. He then asked Files, since Johnny Roselli would no longer be the other assassin, if Files would like to be a backup shooter, to which Files agreed. Files states this is how he became the other gunman. When Files had volunteered as the backup shooter, he was given specific guidelines by Mr. Nicoletti:
1. He was not to fire unless absolutely necessary
2. He was not to harm Jacqueline Kennedy
3. They were going for a headshot, and he was to fire only if there had been no headshot.
Following these guidelines, Files chose to use a 1962 prototype bolt-action Remington XP-100 "Fireball" given to him by CIA agent David Atlee Phillips.
Files drove them to a gas station to drop them off, and he drove back to Chicago.
Files' statements & claims:
Files has been taped in two interviews:
During these two interviews, Files has made the following statements:
James Files May 2008
"My name is James Files and I'd like to make a brief statement to be posted on this website to clear up a few things and to get the facts straight.
Here's Pamela Ray's response to an internet site on a picture they published showing Files behind the picket fence.
May 25, 1999 James Files to Pamela Ray:
Below, is a transcript of an FBI interview with James Files from 1993:
Date of transcription 8/16/93
JAMES FILES (assumed name), aka James Earl Sutton (true name), date of birth January 24, 1942, place of birth Oakman, Alabama, social security account number: 323-34-9241, (under the name JAMES FILES), ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS number N14006, was interviewed at the STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER, Joliet, Illinois, wherein the following was discussed: JAMES FILES (assumed name), aka James Earl Sutton (true name), date of birth January 24, 1942, place of birth Oakman, Alabama, social security account number: 323-34-9241, (under the name JAMES FILES), ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS number N14006, was interviewed at the STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER, Joliet, Illinois, wherein the following was discussed:
FILES was told that Agents were unaware of any arrangements made in that regard.
FILES expressed his desire to talk to the FBI but stated his reluctance to submit to an interview without IRVIN being present.
FILES also advised that he wanted a grant of immunity before submitting to an interview. FILES advised that in the unlikely event he won his appeal, he didn't want exposure to additional charges.
Agents told FILES that Agents were not authorized to grant him immunity and that such a procedure was the responsibility of the U.S. Attorney. Agents further told FILES that immunity grants are not extended by the U.S. Attorney to individuals without some logical foundation.
Agents further told FILES that IRVIN had provided information to the FBI that indicated he (FILES) had personal knowledge concerning the assassination of JOHN F. KENNEDY (JFK). Agents then told FILES that a review of his (FILES') information as provided by IRVIN determined that his (FILES') recollections were in significant contradiction to the WARREN COMMISSION report.
Continuation of FD-302 of JAMES FILES, On 8/9/93, Page 2
Agents then told FILES that Agents further understood from IRVIN that he (FILES) was cognizant of his contradictions with the WARREN COMMISSION findings and that he (FILES) wanted to make available the "true story" of the JFK assassination out of respect to the deceased JOE WEST.
Agents told FILES that in view of his obvious conflicts with the WARREN COMMISSION findings, he would unlikely be afforded subsequent opportunities for interview by the FBI or the U.S. Attorney in regard to the JFK assassination unless he established his credibility with the government. FILES was told that credibility could sometimes be established through corroboration of facts furnished by an individual during an interview. Agents told FILES that the purpose of the interview was to obtain additional information from him in an effort to establish him as a credible person rather than to build a murder case on him. FILES was told that the JFK assassination took place almost 30 years ago and it would take extraordinary corroboration to make recollections credible in view of the WARREN COMMISSION findings.
Agents told FILES that should he decide to answer questions, it would need to be a voluntary action on his part. FILES was repeatedly told that no immunity grant or any other guarantees or promises could be extended to him should he decide to be interviewed. In response, FILES stated that he would voluntarily answer questions but would not admit to any murders.
Agents asked FILES to state his true name and background information. FILES advised that his true name was JAMES EARLY SUTTON but that sometime in 1963, he assumed the name of JAMES FILES and has been known as JAMES FILES ever since. FILES recalled that sometime in the late 1940s he moved to the Chicago metropolitan area with his mother, VERA BRASSEAL, and advised that he is divorced to FAITH FILES, age 50, who was last known to reside in Glendale Heights, Illinois. FILES stated that he had two children from his marriage, KATHLEEN, age 26 and SHAWNN, age 17. FILES recalled that KATHLEEN was last known to reside in Chrystal Lake, Illinois, and SHAWNN in Melrose Park, Illinois.
Continuation of FD-302 of JAMES FI
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