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01-01-2017, 03:22 PM

Geraldine Ferraro’s son wins pardon in coke dealing conviction
By Mary Kay Linge
January 1, 2017 | 11:44am | Updated

John Zaccaro Jr. in 1988. AP

The son of former vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro won a pardon Saturday in his 1998 conviction for dealing coke.

John Zaccaro Jr., 52, a Manhattan real-estate developer, was a prominent fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton. He was pardoned by Democratic Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Zaccaro was a 22-year-old student at Middlebury College in 1986 when he sold cocaine to an undercover cop. He got four months of house arrest.

His mom was a Queens congresswoman and became the first female vice-presidential nominee for a major party when she joined Walter Mondale’s Democratic ticket in 1984. They lost to President Ronald Reagan.

Ferraro, who died in 2011 at age 75, had accused police of entrapping her son.

In May, Zaccaro was elected mayor of Saltaire, LI, a Fire Island resort town.

He hosted a fund-raiser for Clinton at his New York City home in 2015 and was a member of her presidential campaign’s national finance council.