Hynes indicted DeVecchio for four counts of murder. All hell broke loose and suddenly, without realizing what I had gotten myself into, I was smack in middle of a murder trial of a highly respected FBI agent. DA : Greg Scarpa Jr. Could you tell us a bit about who he is and how you communicated with him? Sandra Harmon : Gregory Scarpa Jr. He became mafia capo and worked for his father, until the late eighties, when Scarpa Sr.
He asked Greg Jr. Greg Jr. However, after a trial wherein the government painted Jr. There, while serving out his sentence, he beat up a mafia boss who had learned that Greg Sr. There he was indicted on superseding charges and put into a cell next to Ramzi Yousef. It was while he was awaiting his new trial that he made the deal with the Feds, to gather information from Yousef in exchange for a downward sentence. For the next year, Greg Jr. I was not successful. So, I decided to write a book. His story and the story of his father and the FBI.
We became good friends. Naively, I believed him. I found out the truth, more than two years later, during the DeVecchio trial Because all correspondence to and from prisoners are read before they go out or come in, most of our letters to one another went through a middle man, an attorney. The mail between an inmate and his or her attorney is privileged and cannot be opened by prison guards. DA : Scarpa Jr. When did you last hear from him?
What does he think of your book and the publicity it has caused? Sandra Harmon : Yes. I last heard from him right before the book was published. I sent him the cover, the copy and many of the blurbs from famous crime book authors praising the book. I also heard from one of his children who liked it very much.
What did she think of your book?
I never personally heard from her about it. In your book you write about people connected to Lin DeVecchio threatening you.
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Sandra Harmon : Are you kidding? FBI agents stick together, forever. While doing research for your book, what did you find with regards to reasons behind the importance of mob trials for the FBI?
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Copy to clipboard Close. Cite Data - Experimental. I recommend this book highly. It's a very entertaining way to become informed on how a Mafia son is shaped. Great read!
February 4, - Published on Amazon. This book focuses more on the son, Gregory Scarpa, Jr. I have always been fascinated with his father, Greg "The Grim Reaper" Scarpa because of his high intelligence and duplicity.
The world of Gregory Scarpa Sr. But what piqued my interest was what his son, Greg Jr. It's interesting to see and read about a man convicted of a crime, son of a high profile gangster, who while serving his bit, ends ups housed with some radical extremist Muslim, who's talking about destroying America That's just my opinion, which is exactly what people want when they read reviews, Ms. Harmon may not be an encyclopedia of Mafia information, but I honestly enjoyed this book, buy the paperback for 7.
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As a teenager growing up in Dyker Heights, where the Wimpy Boys Club was located and going to school with many children of Mafioso, this was a well-conceived story about the trials and tribulations of 2 generations of made men. The main drawback was the author's constant intrusion into the story. This took away from what was supposed to be the focus. Her constant mentions of how she testified or was involved, while necessary at times for full disclosure, seemed forced in many instances.
Also the question of the veracity of Scarpa's versions of his father's "interaction" with his FBI handlers was never totally qualified. That aside, there were many bits of information and views that added to an already deep well of Mafia-related knowledge. Worth the price.
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