Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went to a New York City fundraiser Thursday that was hosted for her by a convicted drug dealer.
The “Conversation With Hillary” in the West Village co-hosted by John Zaccaro, according to her own website.
Zaccaro, who works at his father’s real estate business, is the son of failed 1984 Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. Her campaign was hampered by allegations that her husband – Zaccaro’s father – had mob connections.
The younger Zaccaro, once known as “The Pharmacist,” sold cocaine to an undercover cop in Vermont in 1986. Two years later, he was sentenced to four months in prison.
Undercover cop Laura Manning described how easy it was to get drugs from young “Pharmacist” Zaccaro.
“Manning said during the trial that she simply walked up to Zaccaro’s off-campus house, knocked on the door, and said that she’d been told she could purchase cocaine there,” People Magazine reported in 1988. “She said Zaccaro answered, ‘Sure.’ He then proceeded to pull out from under his couch a tray that contained about 15 packets of cocaine marked in¼-,½-and one-gram designations.”
Clinton’s campaign is currently proposing to spend $10 billion in taxpayer money to help people beat drug addiction.