Alleged mobster in Dina Manzo case has ties to infamous NJ crime household, feds say


The alleged Mafioso accused of assaulting the husband of ex-“Actual Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo is an actual Household man, authorities say.

Suspect John Perna is the son of reputed former longtime Lucchese crime-family capo Ralph V. Perna, who the feds as soon as accused of operating the Mafia faction’s New Jersey operations.

Authorities received a severe glimpse into the interior workings of the alleged crime family-within-a-crime household through the huge takedown of a $2 billion-plus unlawful on-line sports-betting operation in 2010 — and it wasn’t fairly.

Ralph V. and two of his sons — John and Joseph “Little Joe” Perna — have been convicted within the scheme, which mirrored the Perna felony dynasty’s reliance on bookmaking, an investigator informed the Philadelphia Inquirer on the time.

Wiretaps caught the sons as soon as boasting about “Daddy’s” rise to the highest.

Federal tapes additionally revealed how the sons have been initiated as Lucchese troopers at a ceremony at Joseph’s Toms River house in 2007 — with New York Metropolis reputed mob bosses Joseph “Massive Joe” DiNapoli and Matthew Madonna in attendance, the paper stated.

At one level, Joseph was heard griping on tape, “I made $67,000 within the final 10 days and I don’t have a greenback . . . not a greenback. . . . It goes to the home and this and that and payments.”

Dina Manzo with her husband Dave Cantin and ex-husband Tommy Manzo (Inset)
Dina Manzo together with her husband Dave Cantin and ex-husband Tommy Manzo (Inset)Instagram

Each he and his brother have been additionally caught plotting assaults on those that didn’t pay their money owed, the paper stated.

In 2016, Ralph V. landed an eight-year jail sentence for his position within the playing scheme, whereas his sons received 10 years every, all a part of plea offers, reported on the time.

John received out of state jail in July 2019 — and was cuffed Tuesday for allegedly assaulting Manzo’s then-boyfriend and now-husband in 2015, the 12 months earlier than he was convicted within the playing operation.

The feds say John Perna was employed by Manzo’s ex, Tommy Manzo — and in trade for the assault acquired a steep low cost for his wedding ceremony reception at Manzo’s catering corridor in Paterson the following month.

Each John Perna and Manzo pleaded not responsible at their arraignment Tuesday.

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