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Ex-Husband Of Real Housewives Of NJ Star Convicted For Hiring Lucchese Soldier To 'Viciously Assault' Her Then-Boyfriend (For On-The-Arm Wedding Reception)

The ex-husband of one of the stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” was convicted Tuesday on charges of planning an assault of his ex-wife’s current husband in exchange for a lavish wedding reception, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Thomas Manzo faces up to 20 years in prison. Thomas Manzo, 59, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, was convicted after a two and a half week trial before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court on one count of committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity, one count of conspiracy to commit a violent crime in aid of racketeering resulting in serious bodily injury, and one count of falsifying and concealing documents related to a federal investigation. Feds indicted Manzo in 2020 after he hired Luchese soldier John Perna to beat up David Cantin, Dina Manzo’s then-boyfriend, in return for a discounted wedding rate at the Manzo family’s catering hall, The  Brownstone in Paterson, NJ . “T

What The Hells Angels Learned From The Godfather—And The Mafia

“What is 'rolling your bones'?” “I don’t know.”—Metod (Matt) Zanoskar, former Hells Angels President, Cleveland Chapter. By the mid-1970s, the Hells Angels had become a full-fledged, bona-fide criminal organization thanks in large part to the Cleveland Chapter, which was a true outlier from the other HA chapters. The Polish Women’s Hall incident, which involved the brutal stabbing murders of five Breed members described in our prior story —at least two of the killings were committed by Chapter Vice President Butch Crouch—put Cleveland on the map. After that, they had a reputation: Fck  with the Hells Angels and they will fcking stomp you … A new member had six months to kill or was himself killed, said Butch Crouch, above. As former Minnesota Chapter president Pat Matter says in Secrets of the Hells Angels, “The guys in Cleveland were serious individuals. They were well known for taking care of business.”  This story and our previous one are primarily based on the  Motorcycle M