John Pappa was just a baby-faced teenager when he took up arms during the power struggle of 1993-1994 among rival factions within the Colombo family, and in 1999 at the age of 24 was convicted for his role in four murders and is suspected in another six.
Apparently, Pappa since has found prison life agreeable. At the federal facility in Allenwood, PA the mob killer is cooking up his Italian favorites, rooting for his hometown teams on the tube, and corresponding with his paisanos as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:
Federal prosecutors introduced on Monday emails Pappa wrote to reputed mob associate Francis (BF) Guerra, who is on trial in Brooklyn Federal Court for participating in the rubout of former underboss Joseph Scopo. The dispatches from the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains sound like Pappa is living the life of a sports-loving bachelor with a penchant for Italian cuisine — not a cold-blooded killer doing hard time.
Glad to see that Pappa has adjusted to life behind bars since it's where he'll be spending the rest of his life.