Beyond the Hollywood scripts, organized crime is not glamorous, and like the above mentioned films—there’s no leaving “The Life” unless you die of natural causes or someone puts a bullet in your back.
Turn on your television now and you will see any form of discussion of television shows.
When the prayer of a woman gets involved, not even “The Life” can thwart God’s plan. Cammy Franzese knows. She’s married to Michael Franzese (“The Yuppie Don”), an ex-high-ranking member of the Colombo crime family syndicate of New York. This devout Christian helped her husband become the first member of the mafia to publicly walk away from a life of crime.
After his second imprisonment for violating parole (racketeering charges), his new life began. Michael Franzese walked away from the syndicate. There’s still a canopy of danger that exists. Michael currently has a contract on his life. The couple refuses government protection, trusting God all the way. Michael is now shepherding other mafia members who are looking to get out. Cammy told Beliefnet about her testimony in her new book, This Thing of Ours.
Your mother was a strong prayer warrior. How did that influence you to stand with your husband?