9. Walter "Frenchy" Bagnell

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Four
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4
Leased office space at M & M Sales Distributing Corporation, Los Angeles, California.

Bagnell stated in September 1977, that he was one of the largest distributors and producers of hard core pornography and that he specialized in "boy-boy" (homosexual) films. Bagnell said he had organized crime connections in Chicago and New York. Bagnell said he was having problems with Bon Jay Sales in Baltimore, Maryland, and that he was traveling to New York in a few days to meet with his "connection" people. They would then take a trip to Bon Jay to collect a $34,000 debt that Bon Jay owed to Bagnell for hard-core pornography that Bagnell had previously shipped to them.

Bagnell said he was leaving Los Angeles to travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to drop off a large shipment of hard-core "boy-boy" film. Bagnell said Oklahoma was one of the few states to which he was reluctant to ship hard-core pornography by normal means and that he intended to deliver the film to Tulsa himself. Bagnell said he would accomplish this by placing the films on a. flight which would be leaving within an hour of his own personal flight to Tulsa, thereby having the film shipped as luggage via the airlines in a flight other than the flight he was taking. Bagnell said that this method made it impossible for law enforcement authorities to link the film to him.