Gillooly gave the FBI this account of what happened next: He drove, and Harding asked him how the meeting went. "Not bad," he said. Then he told her that the other men had offered him a money-back guarantee. Harding laughed, and Gillooly told her that he was serious. He said that for $2,000, it was not a bad deal, better than playing the lottery. Then he described the people at the meeting and said he felt more comfortable with Derrick than with his old friend Eckardt. Harding asked him how he felt about the scheme. Gillooly said pretty good, but he would leave the final decision up to her. Harding said she wanted to leave it up to Gillooly. Gillooly said, "I think we should go for it." Harding responded, "O.K., let's do it."
Gillooly told the FBI he remembered exactly where he and Harding were at that moment, driving southbound on Interstate 205, across from Public Storage, a large gray facility with bright orange doors, just a mile from the Clackamas Town Center ice rink where Harding trained.
Gillooly says he told Harding they needed to get some more information for Eckardt's two friends: another picture, if possible, and Kerrigan's skating times. They decided Harding should make the calls, in case the person at the Tony Kent Arena asked any technical questions. Harding would say that she had a daughter who was a big fan of Kerrigan's and that they wanted to see her skate and maybe get an autograph.
Gillooly says that Harding made three calls. The first number she called was a prerecorded message giving the public skating hours at Tony Kent, at the end of which another number was given for further information. Harding dialed the second number and asked for the patch and freestyle times. She wrote down the times and asked if Kerrigan skated then. According to Gillooly, after she hung up, Harding told Gillooly, "The stupid bitch gave it to me." The woman at the Tony Kent Arena had volunteered that Kerrigan's private ice time was noon to 3 p.m. Gillooly asked Harding if she'd gotten the address of the arena, and she told him she'd forgotten. So Harding called the arena a third time and wrote down the address. Harding and Gillooly then searched for another picture of Kerrigan and found two. One was in the World Team handbook, and one was in Olympian magazine. Gillooly, says he was going to take the entire magazine to Eckardt until Harding pointed out that their name and address were on the mailing label. They tore off the cover and threw it in the trash.
Early that evening, Gillooly told the FBI, he and Harding drove back to Eckardt's house with the information on Kerrigan, the additional pictures and $2,700 in cash. This time Harding came inside with him. Agnes Eckardt offered Harding a cup of coffee while Gillooly went into Eckardt's office and handed over the material. Neither Smith nor Stant was around. Harding came into the office a short time later and. Gillooly says, commented that the full-page photo of" Kerrigan was flattering. She wandered out, and Gillooly asked Eckardt where Derrick was. Eckardt said he'd gone to Seattle, where he was putting one of his operatives on a plane to Boston, none of which was true. Eckardt couldn't resist adding that another guy was leaving from Los Angeles and would join the guy from Seattle in Boston. Eckardt also told Gillooly that he and Derrick had put together the note that would be left at the scene, which would say something like, "All skating whores will the. Nobody can shut me off." Gillooly gave Eckardt the money—$2,000 in $100 bills—and Eckardt said he would pass it to Derrick.
Gillooly told the FBI that he walked into the living room and asked Eckardt's mother what she thought. He assumed she knew about the plot. According to Gillooly, whose allegations are disputed by Agnes Eckardt (box, page 29), she replied something like, "I think it will work." Harding looked shocked, and Gillooly said. "It probably surprises you that Agnes knows about this."
Gillooly told the FBI that Shawn then said something like. "She knows everything I know, because she has to take messages from my people."
Agnes, Gillooly says, laughed during this conversation and then said something like, "Of course I know what Shawn docs. I won't tell anyone. He's my son."
When Gillooly and Harding returned to the truck, they expressed their amazement that Agnes seemed to know everything about Shawn. Gillooly quotes Harding, whose relationship with her own mother has always been one of acrimony and mutual distrust, as saying, "That's kinda neat."
Gillooly says he then told Harding that Derrick had a guy leaving from Seattle that night and another from California the next day. Harding asked what they were going to do, and Gillooly used Smith's line: "They're going to break a long bone."