Mafia Son (Paperback)
The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI, and a Story of Betrayal
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The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa Sr., a man addicted to murder. His son, Gregory Jr., worshipped his ruthless father, and was slowly drawn into his dark world. What only father and son knew was that for thirty years Scarpa Sr. was an FBI informant. For decades, his connection to the FBI granted him a virtual license to kill. But when facing arrest in the late 1980s, Scarpa asked his son to leave his wife and children, and take the rap for his father. In 1995, imprisoned alongside Ramzi Yousef, architect of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Greg agreed to extract information from Yousef in exchange for leniency, furnishing the FBI with detailed intelligence on what would result in 9/11. Incredibly, Greg’s desperate warnings were unheeded, and he was sentenced to forty-years-to-life at the notorious ADMAX. Told through Sandra Harmon’s incredible, intimate access to the book’s key characters, “Mafia Son” is an unforgettable tale of violence, wealth, and sex, set in a world where a man’s word is both everything and nothing.
Sandra Harmon is the author of several bestselling books, including ELVIS AND ME, which she coauthored with Priscilla Presley. In MAFIA SON, Harmon was granted intimate access to the principals of the book–access that eventually got her subpoenaed in the highly publicized Lindley DeVecchio trials.