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Stepson Confirms….Sort Of….Shrink “Mob” Link

Written by:
Thomas Somach
Published on:
Feb/28/2011

The newsmakers are reading Gambling911.com.

Less than 24 hours after Gambling911.com posted a story outlining what questions need to be answered in an upcoming book about the late Ken "The Shrink" Weitzner that's being written by Weitzner's stepson, Jerry Donahue--Donahue answered the questions on a posting forum.

Most of the questions, that is.

And what's most intriguing about Donahue's responses is not what he said, but what he didn't--or wouldn't--say.

The only question Donahue refused to answer was one about whether the Mafia was after Ken.

"No comment at this time," is all Donahue would say.

One would think that if there were no truth to the Mafia story, Donahue would want to deny the story and set the record straight.

So it appears as if the story, as many have long suspected, is true--"The Shrink" had something to fear from organized crime, perhaps a large gambling debt never paid.

Here are the questions Gambling911.com yesterday posed for the book, followed by the answers Donahue posted today on the Peep's Place forum (www.peepsplace.com) under his online alias "Tony Montana."

Q-Why did "The Shrink" kill himself?

A-A combination of losing a bunch of money, but more importantly, the effects of prescription drugs.

Q-Why did his wife join him?

A-See #1, but there is more to this part of the story.

Q-Whose idea was the double suicide?

A-I think everyone knows the answer to this--my mother never spoke of suicide.

Q-What was in the 20-page suicide note the couple left behind?

A-There was no 20 (-page) note. It was several notes to different people, some from Ken and some from my mother. Basically instructions, but some things would need to be revealed.

Q-Was the couple broke and/or on the verge of bankruptcy?

A-I believe they thought they were, but broke to them was different than it is to most people.

Q-Did "The Shrink" lose a high six-figure wager on a March Madness game shortly before his death?

A-I don't know specifics, but it appears he did.

Q-Were mob or mob-associated figures after him?

A-No comment at this time.

Q-Was "The Shrink" being investigated by the Feds?

A-He had been in the past for many reasons as you can imagine.

Q-Is there any possibility that the Weitzners faked their deaths?

A-I don't think so. How?

Q-What was the real nature of the relationship between Donahue and "The Shrink"?

A-He was my stepfather. I was loyal to him like any other family member.

Q-Did "The Shrink" regularly give Donahue money to foster their relationship?

A-Ken gave me a lot of things. A life that I wouldn't have had without him for sure. We went on trips, sporting events, family vacations, etc.

Q-Does Donahue blame "The Shrink" for his mother's death?

A-Yes and no. His gambling was their downfall, but also their success. In the end they went together.

By Tom Somach

Gambling911.com Staff Writer

tomsomach@yahoo.com

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