Convicted Philadelphia mob hit man John Veasey claims in a CBS News 60 Minutes report to be aired Sunday evening that he's a changed man, driving a church school bus and regularly attending worship services as a born-again Christian in a middle-class suburb.
Yet the program observes Veasey, who has married and works as a successful salesman of luxury cars in an undisclosed location in the Midwest, is still exhibiting some of his former underworld bravado.
He explains in the program how he instigated a barroom fight that resulted in his guilty plea for misdemeanor battery.
"I waited for him to take his drink, and I sized him up and I hit him with a good punch and the glass went through his face," the 60 Minutes website quotes Veasey as saying. "The only reason [the battery case] is big for me [is] because I'm a killer. You think about how many of your friends had a barroom fight growing up."