Major Twist in Greg Scarpa Jr. Story

In a story posted here on August 24, 2015, What's Going on with Greg Scarpa Jr? we noted:

Gregory Scarpa Junior, sentenced to 40 years to life for assorted mob mayhem (a law enforcement source told us he's been linked to 24 homicides alone), has been transferred from the same Supermax that Vinny Basciano was in. 
Only Scarpa Junior has been moved -- we're not sure when -- to something called a Residential Reentry Management Field Office based in Kansas City, Kansas. 
Greg Scarpa Jr., left, Senior, right....
"He's never getting out," the source told us. "They might have moved him to make him more comfortable now that everything has settled down." But still -- a a Residential Reentry Management Field Office?

We phoned the RRMs press office to ask the question: if someone is transferred to an RRM, does it mean they are being prepared to be released.
The phone rep couldn't give us an answer and suggested we call another phone number.

But if a person who works for the RRM unit couldn't provide us with a simple definition of what an RRM is, can we honestly expect someone from the BOP to give us an answer? We never mentioned Scarpa Junior, only asked for a definition of what those places are....

On August 27, 2015 I posted a followup: Greg Scarpa Jr "Transitioning, Yeah"

A long-time friend of Cosa Nostra News telephoned the facility today and recorded the discussion, emailing the MPEG to yours truly.

Apparently, her feminine voice worked its magic on him and within seconds he gave her what we needed and couldn't get -- recorded confirmation.

Greg Scarpa Junior is "transitioning, yeah," the man on the phone finally admits after she asks what an RRM is. 
Specifically, she'd said "I thought it was a place for people getting out soon, who were...." And he said it: "Transitioning, yeah."

Gregory Scarpa Junior, as noted, was sentenced to 40 years to life for assorted mob mayhem. ... 
His BOP release data, however, is 2035 still, so it looks like -- if we're onto something here, and I believe that we are -- he is certainly getting "special" assistance which could have something to do with the information he gave - or has given - on those despicable terrorists who took him into their inner circle mistakenly believing he'd flex Mafia muscle in service to their hatred of these United States.

I don't have confirmation that this is the case -- but what else can we make of the recorded response of "transitioning, yeah"...? He grudgingly said it too, as if knowing he was hiding something in plain sight. 

Now we read in a story dated today, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, "a Brooklyn judge is poised to reduce the 40-year sentence of a convicted mobster as a reward for his tip that led to the recovery of explosives hidden in the home of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, the Daily News has learned."

The judge does so "over the objections of prosecutors," as John Marzulli wrote in the story.

Some 13 years back, Peter Lance wrote in detail about Scarpa Junior's assistance to the FBI with regard to terrorism, saying he provided a "treasure trove of al Qaeda intel." Here are many key FBI 302s from interviews with Scarpa Jr.

The Daily News article continues:

Colombo soldier Gregory Scarpa Jr., the son of a murderous capo nicknamed the “Grim Reaper,” has been fighting a legal battle for nearly two decades to overturn his racketeering conviction. 
Those efforts failed, even after the mob scion served as an informant behind bars for the FBI to get information from Al Qaeda terrorist and 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Youssef.
But Federal Judge Edward Korman has suggested that Scarpa, 64 — scheduled to be released from custody in 2035 — may be entitled to credit for his undercover work involving Nichols.
Korman, last month, tipped his hand when he took the extraordinary step of asking the prosecutor assigned to the case to recommend how much Scarpa’s sentence could be reduced without waiving the government’s longstanding objection. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Notopoulos declined to come up with a number.

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building following an explosion Wednesday, April 19, 1995,
in downtown Oklahoma City.

“I frankly believe that Greg Scarpa has done nothing but attempt to, pardon the phrase, bastardize the system,” Notopoulos told the judge, according to a transcript. 
Scarpa and Nichols were inmates at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., in 2005 when the ex-mobster told the FBI that there was a secret cache of explosives still available to Nichols’ associates. 
Nichols is serving life in prison without parole for planning the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building with Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people. 
Agents were skeptical of Scarpa’s intel on Nichols because Scarpa did not tell them where the explosives were located. Instead, he showed them a note written by Nichols in code and claimed he would try to decipher the code if the government agreed to reduce his sentence.
Meanwhile, Scarpa failed a lie detector test administered by the FBI — so there was no deal. 
But with the 10th anniversary of the bombing looming, Scarpa told a private investigator that the explosives were buried in the basement of Nichols’ home in Kansas, and the private eye passed it on to two congressmen who alerted the FBI. 
Korman acknowledged that he had been unaware that Scarpa provided the FBI with only partial information. The judge said at a court hearing that he was under the impression that the FBI held a grudge against Scarpa for embarrassing the bureau, which had failed to find the explosives after Nicholas was arrested.
But Korman noted that informants only get a benefit when they provide truthful information — and Scarpa’s tip was on the money. 
It remains to be seen whether Scarpa will get a few years shaved off the sentence or maybe walk out the door of a Kansas City, Mo., halfway house with time served — to the chagrin of the feds.

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Linda Scarpa, Greg Junior's sister, has a book out about her story called The Mafia Hitman's Daughter's -- written with Linda Rosencrance. Marc Songini wrote the Foreword.