A reputed Mafioso was sentenced on Thursday to two-and-a-50 % years driving bars for assaulting the spouse of previous “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo.
John Perna, 44, an alleged soldier in the Lucchese criminal offense family members, experienced roughed up Manzo’s new beau at the request of her jealous ex-husband Tom Manzo in July 2015, Performing US Legal professional Rachael Honig claimed in a assertion.
In trade for his strongarm products and services, Perna allegedly received a large lower price on a wedding day reception at Manzo’s ritzy Patterson cafe, Brownstone.
“The reception was attended by in excess of 330 friends, numerous of whom have been customers of the Lucchese Crime Household,” the statement explained.
Perna, the son of reputed Lucchese capo Ralph Perna, was accused of working with a slap jack to conquer up Dina Manzo’s new boyfriend (now spouse) David Cantin in a Passaic County strip mall parking good deal.
Dina and Tom split up in 2012 and divorced in 2016. They were being on the outs at the time of the assault.
Dina, who appeared on the 1st two seasons of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” married Cantlin in 2019.
Perna will have a few a long time supervised launch after he gets out of the clink – and he’ll have to pay back just about $18,000 in restitution, a federal choose requested at sentencing.
The alleged Cosa Nostra member is the son of reputed Lucchese capo Ralph Perna, who was accused by the feds of managing the faction’s Backyard State functions.
Tom Manzo, 56, was not too long ago billed in a separate incident that accuses him and affiliate of concentrating on his wife and her new partner in a 2017 home invasion.
“This is what transpires when you f—k with a man from Paterson,” a person of the assailants mentioned ahead of they still left, in accordance to prosecutors.