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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Victims demand investigation into Karen Gravano shooting incident

Family members of mob underboss Sammy “Bull” Gravano’s victims are pushing for an investigation into whether his daughter, Karen, broke the law by firing a gun on her reality show, “Mob Wives.”
The move is the latest bad blood between the families and Gravano after they tried to block her from receiving earnings from her book, “Mob Daughter,” last month.
On a recent episode of the VH1 show, Karen and her cohorts — including Renee Graziano, Ramona Rizzo and Carla Facciolo — head to the Poconos for a ladies’ weekend. In the country, the gals partake in outdoor activities, including blasting at a shooting range. The group is shown firing and yelling, “Shoot that bitch!” — and Karen reminisces about the first time she saw a gun hidden under her dad’s mattress.
Karen Gravano 
The scene raised the hackles of some relatives of Sammy’s victims who say Karen violated the law since she pleaded guilty a decade ago to charges stemming from a multimillion-dollar ecstasy ring in Arizona.
“Sammy was a psychotic killer. And I do believe genes are inherited,” said Lynda Milito, who blames Sammy for the death of her husband, Gambino capo Louie Milito, in her book, “Mafia Wife.”
“What about the people [Sammy] killed, and their extended family? How can [Karen] be allowed to shoot a gun? The apple does not fall far from the tree, and crime does not pay.”
A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Philadelphia Field Division said it has not yet opened a criminal probe of the incident. “We are aware of the show and the episode. We do not have a criminal investigation.”
But Karen told us through a rep: “My probation terms have been over since 2003. At that time, I filed a motion to have my constitutional rights restored and to my knowledge, they have been restored. They’re doing everything they can to discredit me because of their personal issues with my father.”


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