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Federal judge reduces prison term for mob informant who gave feds tip on the Oklahoma City Bomber

January 5, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Federal judge reduces prison term for mob informant who gave feds tip on the Oklahoma City Bomber

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A federal judge has handed a mob snitch a  reduction of 10-years off his 40-year prison sentence on Monday as a reward for providing federal authorities with information regarding one of the Oklahoma City bombers.

Gregory Scarpa Jr., who is a convicted soldier for New York’s Colombo crime family, informed the government regarding a cache of explosives feds missed during the 1995 investigation into Terry Nicholes, one of the Oklahoma City bombers.

Scarpa’s reward by Federal District Court Judge Edward Korman is the only thing he can be happy about receiving.

According to court documents, the 64-year-old wiseguy suffers from “nasopharyngeal squamous cell cancer,” which is an aggressive form of cancer that has a life expectancy of five years.

Korman noted in his decision that “Scarpa was convicted and sentenced for the most serious offense of RICO conspiracy to commit murder, by the time he is released, assuming he lives that long, he will have served the maximum sentence for his crime.”

His father was Colombo family capo and enforcer for boss Carmine “The Snake” Persico,  Gregory Scarpa Sr. aka “The Grim Reaper” and “The Mad Hatter,” who is believed to have committed over 50 murders.

Aside from being a stone cold killer, Scarpa Sr. was also a paid FBI informant for decades, who would end up dying in prison of AIDS after contracted the HIV through tainted blood transfusions.

Gregoory Scarpa Sr.

Greg Scarpa Sr.

Scarpa Sr. also became Rat in prison after he gave the feds information about Ramzi Youssef, the first World Trade Center bomber.

Back then, federal prosecutors argued against giving Scarpa Sr. a break because of his violent criminal history. The Federal Judge  at the time, Reena Raggi labeled the elder Scarpa’s information regarding Youssef “part of a hoax.”

Like his old man, Scarpa Jr. learned of Nichols’ hidden cache in 2005 while serving time together at the Colorado Supermax prison.

Korman said the feds have a compelling interest in finding bombs hidden by terrorists, and informants should be encouraged to come forward.

“Incarcerated individuals, as a group, are not motivated to provide assistance without some realistic hope of attaining some benefit,” Korman wrote.

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