A guy who had been dating a previous brand new jersey “housewife” ended up being beaten up. Her ex-husband asked a Lucchese crime family user to commit the assault, prosecutors state.
The sordid and violent story presented by federal prosecutors seemed ripped from “The Sopranos”: A well-connected ex-husband, upset that their previous wife had discovered a brand new boyfriend, enticed a unique Jersey mobster to conquer the boyfriend up by hanging the outlook of the cut-rate deal for a fancy wedding party.
And, in reality, the scenario did come out to possess a hyperlink to a tv series — the victim, Dave Cantin, ended up being dating Dina Manzo, a previous cast user of “The genuine Housewives of brand new Jersey.”
The gun prosecutors said ended up being utilized in the assault additionally appeared like one thing away from a scripted plot — a slapjack, a club that is small down at one end and designed to inflict serious pain yet not fundamentally life-threatening injuries.
On John Perna, who prosecutors said was a member of the Lucchese crime family, pleaded guilty to his role in the plot wednesday. It was unclear simply how much jail time he faces. The man prosecutors say was his accomplice, Thomas Manzo, the ex-husband, pleaded simple in June and certainly will stay test in April.