Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Former South Philly Mob Hitman Tells Life Story In New Book
George Anastasia, the Philadelphia Inquirer's veteran organized crime reporter, offers a story about John Veasey, the former mob hitman whose life is being chronicled in a new book.
Hit man-turned-government informant John Veasey, whose testimony helped bring down mob boss John Stanfa and a dozen of his top associates in the 1990s, says he's on the road to redemption.
And he wants everyone to know it.
"I never respected the Mafia or what it stood for," Veasey said in an interview with Philly.com last week. "My only regret was being dumb enough to join . . . I always said they either rat or kill each other."
Veasey has done both. But now, he says, he's a changed man.
You can read the rest of the story and watch the video piece via the below link:
You can also read an earlier post on John Veasey via the below link: