Tuesday, August 20, 2019

102-year-old John 'Sonny' Franzese: ‘I never hurt nobody that was innocent’

Colombo under-boss John “Sonny” Franzese is the living embodiment of the ultimate mob rule — bragging about refusing to rat despite it making him the oldest federal prisoner at the age of 100. Franzese said that “no one in history” had done as much time as him, likening it to godliness. “Jesus suffered,” he said. “He didn’t squeal on nobody.”

The late John Gotti called Franzese “one tough fucking guy” for his refusal to rat.
As for the prosecutors and judges that sent him to prison? “I’ll meet them in hell”Franzese’s commitment was so firm he reportedly went along with contracts on the lives of two of his sons who turned rat, though neither were killed. One, John Jr., 58, even wore a wire and gave evidence against the Colombos and his dad, sending him back to jail when he was 93.

“I killed a lot of guys … you’re not talking about four, five, six, 10,” he said in a secretly taped conversation. “I was a good soldier.”