A dramatic flip of occasions. Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Dina Manzo‘s ex-husband, Thomas Manzo, faces federal expenses after allegedly orchestrating the assault of her then-boyfriend David Cantin in 2015.
Thomas, 55, and John Perna, an alleged member of an organized crime household, had been arrested “on expenses of planning and finishing up an assault of the Bravo star’s present husband in change for a lavish marriage ceremony reception,” per paperwork obtained by Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 30. Among the many expenses are “committing a violent crime in help of racketeering exercise and conspiracy to commit a violent crime in help of racketeering exercise.” The 2 males are set to appear in court via video conference on Tuesday and every resist 20 years in jail if discovered responsible.
Based on the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace in New Jersey, court docket paperwork from 2015 declare that Thomas employed Perna, 43, to assault Cantin, 40, who went on to marry Thomas’s ex-wife in 2017. Thomas cut up from the Bravo star, 48, in October 2012 and their divorce was finalized practically 4 years later.
In change for taking down Cantin, Thomas allegedly promised Perna a reduced reception at The Brownstone restaurant in Paterson, New Jersey, which Thomas owns. The businessman allegedly gave his hitman Cantin’s private info, in response to the indictment paperwork. Perna and one other suspected mobster situated Dina’s then-boyfriend in July 2015 and adopted him into a neighborhood strip mall, the place they allegedly assaulted him with “the intent to inflict severe everlasting harm.”
An investigation into the obvious altercation was launched shortly after it occurred in the summertime of 2015. Two years later, Dina and Cantin had been allegedly attacked during a home invasion at their New Jersey townhouse. On the time, the couple claimed they had been beaten and bound whereas the theft was going down of their house. An arrest was made in Might 2019, and the couple thanked native police for his or her “diligent investigation” and dedication to discovering the culprits.
“Thanks to everybody who has expressed concern for our well-being,” the pair advised TMZ on the time. “We’ve had such an ideal assist system.”
Together with the potential of serving a prolonged jail sentence, Thomas and Perna every face a $250,000 advantageous on accounts of “falsifying and concealing information associated to a federal investigation” and “conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud,” respectively.
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