Mafia Women With Trevor McDonald
Starts Wednesday March 21 at 8.30pm AEDT
They cannot be “made”, yet they believe in the code of Omerta as deeply as any Mob member.
They are born into “the life”, but can never be promoted to Capo or Boss.
They are outsiders to the brotherhood, yet the closest confidantes to some of the modern Mafia’s biggest figures.
For the first time the Mafia Women, the wives, girlfriends and daughters of the Mob share their stories with BAFTA-winning journalist and broadcaster, Trevor McDonald.
Across Brooklyn, Staten Island and the palm-fringed coasts of Florida, Trevor uncovers a fresh and penetrating perspective on the money, violence, glamour and treachery of the Mob.
In New York, Trevor meets Linda Scarpa, daughter of notorious hit man, Greg ‘the Grim Reaper’ Scarpa. Linda mourns both her father and brother, who were “rubbed out” in a hit in south Brooklyn.
Trevor also meets Toni-Marie Ricci, the first wife of Gambino Captain Mikey Scars DiLeonardo. She still feels the pain of a double betrayal at the hands of her husband, who testified against his Mob brothers and even more painfully for her, fathered a child with another woman.
But the wise guys aren’t off limits. Trevor visits Sal Romano and his wife Marian. Sal was the Gambino Crime Family’s very own Wolf of Wall Street, raking in millions in illegal stocks and shares. And in a gripping encounter, Trevor speaks to a former captain of the Colombo family, Anthony Russo who, alongside his daughter, reveals how his years in prison doing his time tore his family apart.