Grim Reaper's Protege Reveals Affair with Scarpa's Squeeze

The Grim Reaper is back in the headlines, courtesy of Larry Mazza, who claims he had an affair with Scarpa's second wife, Linda Schiro, who inadvertently saved former FBI agent Lin DeVecchio when he was on trial.

Greg Scarpa, feared Colombo enforcer, apparently
had some pretty amazing secrets.


Schiro was proven as unreliable on the witness stand by a team of reporters, Tom Robbins and Jerry Capeci. The two had been working on a book with Schiro earlier and had in their possession tape recordings of Schiro contradicting when she'd previously said about DeVecchio.






While many storied law enforcement names, including Joe Pistone, strongly support DeVecchio, there remains a cadre of former NY-based law enforcement officials who believe DeVecchio was indeed guilty and has escaped just punishment.

The story below is from Mazza's view and concerns his "unconventional" relationship with Schiro, and by extension Scarpa, and provides a taste of what we can presumably expect from the book he is writing from the safety of his new identity and lifestyle.


She seduced him over wine and M&M’s.

He was 18, a clean-cut delivery boy at Danza’s supermarket in Bensonhurst who attended John Jay College and wanted to become a firefighter like his dad, an FDNY lieutenant.

She was his customer, a Brooklyn housewife and dark-haired looker who offered soft drinks after he brought her groceries.

One day, out of the blue, she asked him point-blank, “Do you fool around?”

“No girl had been that forward, and it struck me as almost insulting,” recalled Larry Mazza of his 1979 encounter with Linda Schiro, then 32.

“So I said, ‘Of course I fool around — what do you think, I’m gay?’ ”

“She busted out laughing and asked me if I wanted to come over later.”

When he returned that night, “She was wearing this one-piece, black jumpsuit. She had beautiful eyes, very Italian looking. She put a bottle of wine out and some M&M’s. We had a few glasses. The next thing you know we were on the couch getting hot and heavy.”

The romp would change his life — if it didn’t end it first.

His Mrs. Robinson was the common-law wife of notorious mobster Gregory “The Grim Reaper” Scarpa, a bloodthirsty Colombo capo who once famously proclaimed he had “stopped counting” the number of his murder victims at 50.

Today, 30 years later, Mazza leads a comfortable life in Florida, where he works as a personal trainer and fears neither jail nor the mob family he joined. He did nine years in federal prison after admitting to his crimes and helping prosecutors try an allegedly corrupt ex-FBI agent, Lindley DeVecchio.

Though he never went into witness protection, Mazza believes none of his old crew has the slightest interest in coming after him, and so he’s written a book detailing his brutal life as a Mafia hitman. In bloody candor, he agreed to share his story with The Post.

It all began with the seduction of Linda Schiro.

She wasn’t just Scarpa’s pseudo-spouse and mother of his son, Greg Jr. She was also his confidante, a business partner with whom he hashed out Colombo strategy...


Read more: Mafia hitman discusses affair with boss's girlfriend, killing four men in cold blood - NYPOST.com


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  1. LARRY'S STORY IS NOT ALL TRUE..HE IS FABRICATING THIS STORY TO BENEFIT HIMSELF AND MAKE MONEY. I AM GREGS DAUGHTER I KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WENT ON. THIS STORY WILL BE TOLD BY ME IT;S COMING SONN!!

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