The Family Ties That Bind

Geraldine Ferraro's husband is hit with an indictment

It has been said that sons pay for the sins of their fathers. For Geraldine Ferraro, different family ties have been the source of public embarrassment and political decline. Almost as soon as Ferraro's historic campaign for the vice presidency began two years ago, her husband John Zaccaro came under fire for questionable business practices as a real estate broker. Until now, Zaccaro had escaped serious charges and penalties, if not the ignominy of national exposure. Last week, however, a Queens, N.Y., grand jury, reportedly investigating a bribery scheme, handed up a sealed indictment against him. Whatever the outcome of the...

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