Newark, NJ (AP) —The reputed gangster who attacked the husband of a boyfriend at the time and now a former cast member of the Real House Wives of New Jersey in exchange for a significantly discounted luxury wedding reception. , A prison sentenced to more than two years in federal.
John Perna, 44, of Cedar Grove, NJ, will also have to pay $ 17,816 in compensation as part of the 30-month sentence he received Thursday, federal prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty to committing a violent crime last December to support extortion.
Prosecutors allege that cast member Dina Manzo’s ex-husband, Thomas Manzo, hired Perna to assault his ex-wife’s boyfriend at the time. Prosecutors said Perna was a member of the Lucchese organized crime family and assaulted with members of his crew in July 2015.
A month later, Perna held a “small price” wedding reception for 330 guests at Thomas Manzo’s Brownstone restaurant in Patterson, officials said. According to the prosecutor, many of the guests were members of the Lucchese family.
Thomas Manzo pleaded not guilty to committing plots and violent crimes to support extortion. He is waiting for a trial.
Dina Manzo left the Bravo Reality series in 2015 and married Dave Cantin in June 2017.
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