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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Legendary Colombo underboss Sonny Franzese's son has HIV and dad aims to use it against him

The son of Colombo underboss John "Sonny" Franzese admitted Thursday he sold his father out for $50,000.
John Franzese also revealed on the stand that his FBI code name was "Annual Report" as his 93-year-old father watched intently from the defense table.
The racketeering trial of creaky Colombo underboss John "Sonny" Franzese unearthed a tragic family secret Thursday - his turncoat son has HIV.
And it quickly became clear that the 93-year-old gangster was ready to use that revelation about his son to save his own skin.
The once-fearsome gangster, who has repeatedly dozed off during the trial, was wide awake when his lawyer began cross-examining his son, John Jr.
A day earlier, Franzese's 50-year-old son took the stand and betrayed his dad by revealing that he shook down Manhattan jiggle joints for protection money.
So on Thursday, defense attorney Richard Lind went after John Jr.'s credibility by asking the reformed junky what kind of meds he takes for HIV.
John Jr. admitted he had been diagnosed with the dread disease back in 1990, before he became a federal informant who secretly taped his own father.
"When I got diagnosed, I ended up walking around the streets for 10 years not taking medication," he said.
Then Lind went for the jugular.
 He asked him about something John Jr. reportedly told his brother, Michael, while in California trying to kick his habit in the late 1990s.
"You told Michael Franzese you had unprotected sex with women?" said Lind.
Prosecutors, fearing the jury might dismiss the claims of a man who knowingly exposed women to HIV, immediately objected.
After a sidebar meeting with the judge, Franzese was told not to answer that question. But the idea that he might have infected other women had been raised - and the damage to his credibility was done.
Outside the courtroom, Michael Franzese, a 59-year-old preacher who has critized his brother for ratting on their dad, insisted John Jr. "didn't confide that in me."
"I think Mr. Lind got me confused with someone else," he said.
John Jr. is now married to a woman named Denise, whom he met in drug rehab back in California, Michael Franzese said.

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  1. Michael Franzese Said :1)"We are who we hang out with -we hang out wrong crowd ,your gonna be known _ be wrong type of person -they will influence you (persuade trick - fool you ) and you must surround self with the right people cause live in a world where there - a lot of distractions ?"2)Im the Mob ,guy again,it happens like this,we go right back ?so you must surround self with right people?3)Lefty Ruggieros He could make you laugh,SO i kind of liked him.But Ruggiero would often let his emotions &mouth run away with him.4) Jimmy Burke Crew Roberts Lounge Crew largest Heist -Burkes bar Roberts Lounge locatd leffertblvd rockaway blvd S ozone Queen Ny.5)Look it great ,when you have anything you can want at your disposal.because you have enough money to take care of it.6)in movie Good Fellas Henry Hill never walk thru back -but Karen / Henry Hill did go to Copa & saw rat pack sing.as well Jimmy Burke crew and Tommy DiSimone .7)You know that Hoffa did get on the wrong side of People,He got out of prison ,he was told to lay low,just to stay back,he refused,to do that,he didn't want to give up his position,there's no question ,he was taken out,by my (Franzese) former associates ,now the question where he buried,that what everyone wants to know,he not in meadowlands,NJ stadium,they'll never find him,Hoffa body,but you know you hear things,Let me put it this way,if you want to find Hoffa body,try to find his body you'd have to look in a very wet place?Friend came out of pris*n he record a tape have in my possession that tape spells out everything because he was with the shooter ?8.My dad John Sonny Franzese said he had affair Marilyn Monroe she told RFK he target my father put him in pen ?FOOTNOTE:( Sammy Bull Gravano said he heard a lot of rumors)Hit man that shot Hoffa went to Mike Franzese made a recording told him everything that happened July_1975?SO was it Irishman,Frank Sheeran?Steve/Tom Andrea? Marilyn Monroe was supposedly at Cal Neva lodge July28,1962 Weekend - Sinatra got upset with her -he told body guard to throw her out - rumor has it Sam giancana was there (may of plug her by way of the tunnels?) since Giancana and John Roselli (Sinatra) used Judith Campbell Exner, Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn Monroe among other women -to throw at JFK & RFK for their agenda ,motives & black mail ? John Roselli told Jeanne Carmen to leave La aug5,1962(marilyn demise) She went Scottsdale Az and Nov18,1963 Friedman and Roselli came there spent few days partied.JFK dallas 11-22-1963 ?The Mob & Joe DiMaggio hated Kennedys? June DiMaggio said MM suppose marry joe day she died and Joe dying on his lips now i see MM and Dimaggio golf with Sam Giancana friends TootsShor/Skinny Paul A'amato (cal neva /500 club atlantic City)..