In doing so, 50-year-old John Franzese Jr. became the first New York mob scion to ever testify against his dad. * * * Before the turncoat began testifying in Brooklyn Federal Court, a deputy U.S. marshal cleared out Franzese Jr.'s family from the front row, including his brother Michael - a capo turned minister - to prevent them from staring him down. * * * He said he got his start in the family business running errands for his father before graduating to petty crimes and stickups. * * * Among other things, Franzese Jr. agreed to make secret recordings that the feds are now using to nail his father.
What kind of father would introduce his son to this life?
Further coverage:Underboss takes a courtroom snooze after son testifies against him by Janon Fisher for the New York Post