Prosecutors to Drop FBI Mob Case After Voice Story: Report
The case of Lindley DeVecchio, the former FBI agent accused of collaborating with mobsters on four murders, is on the verge of collapse after the Village Voice unearthed decade-old recordings of the star witness contradicting her sworn testimony.
The case was put on hold in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday as prosecutors review audio tapes of interviews that star prosecution witness Linda Schiro made with the Voice's Tom Robbins for a book project in 1997. The tapes and the startling admissions contained in them were first revealed yesterday in the Robbin's exclusive "Tall Tales of a Mafia Mistress."
Schiro's account of the mafia murders ordered by her former companion Greg "the Grim Reaper" Scarpa in those interviews with Robbins and mob expert Jerry Capeci directly contradict two days of sworn testimony linking DeVecchio to four mob rubouts.
"If we can't go forward after listening to these tapes, or we shouldn't go forward because of what's on these tapes, then we're prepared to do what would be necessary, and that would be to dismiss this case," Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Michael Vecchione told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach according to the Daily News.
The News is also reporting that the prosecution is prepared to drop the case when court resumes Thursday morning.