A reputed Mafioso was sentenced on Thursday to two-and-a-half years behind bars for assaulting the husband of former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo.
John Perna, 44, an alleged soldier within the Lucchese crime household, had roughed up Manzo’s new beau on the request of her jealous ex-husband Tom Manzo in July 2015, Acting US Attorney Rachael Honig mentioned in a press release.
In change for his strongarm companies, Perna allegedly received an enormous low cost on a marriage reception at Manzo’s ritzy Patterson restaurant, Brownstone.
“The reception was attended by over 330 guests, many of whom were members of the Lucchese Crime Family,” the assertion mentioned.
Perna, the son of reputed Lucchese capo Ralph Perna, was accused of utilizing a slap jack to beat up Dina Manzo’s new boyfriend (now husband) David Cantin in a Passaic County strip mall car parking zone.
Dina and Tom cut up up in 2012 and divorced in 2016. They have been on the outs on the time of the assault.
Dina, who appeared on the primary two seasons of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” married Cantlin in 2019.
Perna may have three years supervised launch after he will get out of the clink – and he’ll must pay virtually $18,000 in restitution, a federal decide ordered at sentencing.
The alleged Cosa Nostra member is the son of reputed Lucchese capo Ralph Perna, who was accused by the feds of working the faction’s Garden State operations.
Tom Manzo, 56, was lately charged in a separate incident that accuses him and affiliate of concentrating on his spouse and her new husband in a 2017 dwelling invasion.
“This is what happens when you f—k with a guy from Paterson,” one of many assailants mentioned earlier than they left, in response to prosecutors.