The Bull's Victims Eye Royalties from 'Mob Wives' Gravano's Book


When Karen Gravano’s tell-all about her life growing up in a fast-living mob family on Staten Island is published on Valentine’s Day, it will be nothing short of heartbreaking for the families of the victims of her father, the notorious hit man and turncoat Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano.

At least two families of the 19 people Gravano was accused of murdering during his mob reign of terror are asking the office of the Arizona attorney general to go after the royalties from “Mob Daughter.”

They say the borough mob princess, whose cringe-worthy exploits are tracked by millions of fans of the VH1 hit series “Mob Wives,” should not be profiting by telling their painful stories.

“It’s harrowing to hear Karen Gravano boast week after week on her reality show, ‘Mob Wives,’ that violence is ‘in my bloodline,’” Laura Garafolo wrote in a letter to the Arizona attorney gener'al, according to a published report.

Ms. Garafolo was 17 when her dad, Edward, was killed by Gravano in 1990.

Meanwhile Ms. Gravano, the curvaceous and unapologetic Arizona makeup artist-cum reality TV star, landed a multimillion-dollar deal for the ghost-written tome, which is said to take readers through her memories of a childhood “in the Mafia enclave of Staten Island as the daughter of one of the Mob’s most feared executioners,” according to publisher St. Martin’s Press.

The book, told as if by a wide-eyed young narrator, shares her memories of struggling to figure out who her dad was at first, her confusion over the handshake rituals at his Brooklyn social club and the pressure her family felt from others in “the business” to move to a tony new manse on the “the hill,” Todt Hill.