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October 15, 1987 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A jury on Wednesday acquitted John A. Zaccaro, husband of former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, of charges that he tried to shake down a cable television company seeking a franchise in the borough of Queens. Ferraro, clutching a handkerchief, her eyes filled with tears, lambasted Queens Dist. Atty. John Santucci, the prosecutor who brought the case. "We're not bitter, we're relieved it's over," Ferraro told reporters. "But we're also angry. . . .
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March 24, 1988 | United Press International
A judge has thrown out a cocaine possession charge against John A. Zaccaro Jr. because police failed to obtain a warrant before seizing eight grams of the drug from his car, prosecutors said Wednesday. But Rutland District Court Judge Francis McCaffrey let stand a second charge that Zaccaro, son of 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferarro, sold the drug to an undercover police officer. The remaining charge carries a maximum five-year jail term and a $10,000 fine.
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October 7, 1987
The key witness against John A. Zaccaro testified that Zaccaro told him "a substantial amount of money" paid to the proper authority could result in the awarding of a cable television franchise to Cablevision Systems. But under cross-examination, Richard Flynn, who was a lawyer for Cablevision, said he did not feel Zaccaro was asking for money to secure the cable franchise. Flynn said he rebuffed Zaccaro's suggestion.
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October 15, 1987 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A jury on Wednesday acquitted John A. Zaccaro, husband of former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, of charges that he tried to shake down a cable television company seeking a franchise in the borough of Queens. Ferraro, clutching a handkerchief, her eyes filled with tears, lambasted Queens Dist. Atty. John Santucci, the prosecutor who brought the case. "We're not bitter, we're relieved it's over," Ferraro told reporters. "But we're also angry. . . .
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October 14, 1987 | Associated Press
The jury in the bribery and extortion trial of John A. Zaccaro, husband of 1984 vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, began deliberations Tuesday after the defense said the state lacked evidence to convict him. Deliberations began late in the afternoon after instructions from Justice John Thorp, and later the jury recessed until today.
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March 24, 1988 | United Press International
A judge has thrown out a cocaine possession charge against John A. Zaccaro Jr. because police failed to obtain a warrant before seizing eight grams of the drug from his car, prosecutors said Wednesday. But Rutland District Court Judge Francis McCaffrey let stand a second charge that Zaccaro, son of 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferarro, sold the drug to an undercover police officer. The remaining charge carries a maximum five-year jail term and a $10,000 fine.
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September 29, 1987 | Associated Press
The influence-peddling trial of John A. Zaccaro opened Monday with a prosecutor urging prospective jurors to put aside their feelings for Zaccaro's wife, former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro. "This case is not about women's rights or who should be vice president," Paul Pickelle, assistant district attorney, told candidates for the jury, which will consider charges that Zaccaro demanded a bribe from a cable company. Ferraro was in the courtroom as the trial opened.
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September 29, 1988 | United Press International
John A. Zaccaro Jr., convicted of selling cocaine, ended his jail term 30 days early Wednesday after serving 90 days under house arrest in a posh apartment, state officials said. Zaccaro's parents, John A. Zaccaro Sr. and Geraldine A. Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice presidential nominee, picked him up at a probation center.
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March 24, 1986 | United Press International
The husband of former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro called reporters "vultures" as they walked to a pretrial hearing today for their son, John A. Zaccaro Jr., on charges of selling cocaine at Middlebury College. Walking from a restaurant to the courthouse with her 22-year-old son, called "the pharmacist" on campus, his lawyer and her husband, Ferraro was surrounded by two dozen reporters and photographers.
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September 11, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
John A. Zaccaro Jr., the son of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro and John A. Zaccaro who served a sentence under house arrest for selling drugs at his Middlebury, Vt., campus, is running a pasta shop these days. But Zaccaro and business partner Karen Saccone say The Ravioli Store in New York City's Little Italy specializes in the unusual: ravioli stuffed with pumpkin, black beans, walnut pesto, smoked salmon mousse and catfish.
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October 14, 1987 | Associated Press
The jury in the bribery and extortion trial of John A. Zaccaro, husband of 1984 vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, began deliberations Tuesday after the defense said the state lacked evidence to convict him. Deliberations began late in the afternoon after instructions from Justice John Thorp, and later the jury recessed until today.
NEWS
October 7, 1987
The key witness against John A. Zaccaro testified that Zaccaro told him "a substantial amount of money" paid to the proper authority could result in the awarding of a cable television franchise to Cablevision Systems. But under cross-examination, Richard Flynn, who was a lawyer for Cablevision, said he did not feel Zaccaro was asking for money to secure the cable franchise. Flynn said he rebuffed Zaccaro's suggestion.
NEWS
September 29, 1987 | Associated Press
The influence-peddling trial of John A. Zaccaro opened Monday with a prosecutor urging prospective jurors to put aside their feelings for Zaccaro's wife, former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro. "This case is not about women's rights or who should be vice president," Paul Pickelle, assistant district attorney, told candidates for the jury, which will consider charges that Zaccaro demanded a bribe from a cable company. Ferraro was in the courtroom as the trial opened.
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