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June 14, 2010

Mobster's Son Reveals HIV Status in Court

File this under “odd HIV criminalization tales”: John Franzese, an underboss in the Colombo organized crime family, is on trial for extorting adult clubs in New York City for protection money, the Daily News reports. His son, John Jr., testified against him. Under cross-examination, the defense lawyer got John Jr. to reveal he was HIV positive. The defense lawyer then asked John Jr. if he had told his brother he had unprotected sex with women. The prosecutors objected, and the judge told John Jr. not to answer. The brother later told reporters that John Jr. “didn’t confide that in me.”  

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Blaine, Dallas, 2010-06-20 03:43:45
This is why I recommend NO ONE get tested by a doctor or coummunity health clinic. It's public whether you believe it or not. Anonymous or nothing at all!

Michael, Philadelphia, 2010-06-16 00:23:51
So the defense attorney was trying to discredit the witness by revealing his HIV status?? What an idiot. WTF. I hope the son's attorney objected as irrelevant and the judge sustained the objection. That's just dumb. Dumbass. I love saying that!

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