Vinny TV's Bail Hearing Hijinks


Reputed acting Bonanno street boss "Vinny TV" Badalamenti.
A bail hearing for the reputed Mafia boss known as “Vinny TV” degenerated into a raucous episode that would have been home on the “Jerry Springer Show” Monday, reports the New York Daily News.

Vincent Badalamenti remained in jail when it was all over, but seemed to enjoy his lawyer Ronald Fischetti’s ferocious jabs at the government.

“I don’t know where U.S. attorneys come from today, this is ridiculous,” Fischetti said over a claim that Badalamenti had weighed going on the lam.

The racketeering case had already veered into the bizarre because the main cooperating witness — Bonanno turncoat Hector Pagan — is the ex-husband of “Mob Wives” reality show star Renee Graziano.

Vinny TV, who is actually the reputed acting street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family, had reportedly dispatched three tough guys to “chat” with a reality-show mobster who failed to pay back a $5,000 loan, the feds said, The New York Post reports.

He allegedly sent the hoods to shake down Pagan.

The gritty details of the extortion could be laid bare in court if Pagan — a former Bonanno associate — takes the stand against Badalamenti, the Post reports.

The reputed mobster’s attorneys said, however, that they plan to portray Pagan as a self-serving turncoat who will say anything to save his own skin.

At yesterday’s hearing in Brooklyn federal court, Fischetti told the judge that Pagan was recently linked publicly to the Mafia murder of a Luchese family associate in July 2010, the Post reports.


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