Friday, November 27, 2015

Ex-mobster John Veasey on '60 Minutes' this Sunday

The Philly mob gets the "60 Minutes" treatment

Ex-mobster John Veasey on '60 Minutes' this Sunday

Former mob hit man John Veasey´s biography details his work for one of the city´s mob organizations, the hits he carried out, the attempt on his life, and more.
Former mob hit man John Veasey's biography details his work for one of the city's mob organizations, the hits he carried out, the attempt on his life, and more.

Ex-Philly mobster John Veasey will be the subject of a "60 Minutes" segment this Sunday at 7 p.m.

Byron Pitts interviews Veasey, who found God after leaving the mafia and going through the Federal Witness-Protection Program. Veasey's testimony in the '90s was instrumental in bringing down mob boss John Stanfa and his associates. But if he's the angel he claims to be, what's up with the nasty voicemails he's been caught leaving for the wife of the man he suspects killed his brother, Billy?

Veasey story shouldn't be unfamiliar to Philadelphians. His life was chronicled in an e-book by former Inquirer reporter Ralph Cipriano and Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser, called The Hit Man: A True Story of Murder, Redemption and the Melrose Diner. Cipriano also wrote about Veasey's story for Philadelphia Magazine in 2010.

Check out a clip from the show below. My favorite line? "Their kids had fun when I took them camping." 

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