Reputed mobster sentenced for attacking husband of former ‘Real Housewives’ star

Reputed mobster sentenced for attacking husband of former ‘Real Housewives’ star


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 in the Lucchese crime family, had roughed up Manzo’s new beau at the request of her jealous ex-husband Tom Manzo in July 2015, Acting US Attorney Rachael Honig said in a statement.

In exchange for his strongarm services, Perna allegedly got a huge discount on a wedding reception at Manzo’s ritzy Patterson restaurant, Brownstone.

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“The reception was attended by over 330 guests, many of whom were members of the Lucchese Crime Family,” the statement said.

Perna, the son of reputed Lucchese capo Ralph Perna, was accused of using a slap jack to beat up Dina Manzo’s new boyfriend (now husband) David Cantin in a Passaic County strip mall parking lot.

Dina and Tom split up in 2012 and divorced in 2016. They were on the outs at

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