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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mob Wives bartender sentenced to six months for selling cocaine

Anthony Cracciolo (second from l.) with Angela "Big Ang" Raiola (from l.), A.J. Graziano and Renee Graziano, stars of "Mob Wives."

A Staten Island pizza maker who moonlighted slinging drinks at the Drunken Monkey bar on "Mob Wives" further burnished his street cred Wednesday with a prison term for peddling cocaine.

Anthony Cracchiolo, 33, the nephew of former Bonanno crime boss Vincent "Vinny TV" Badalamenti, was sentenced to six months in jail for selling dope to an informant working a bigger case for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Cracchiolo was also slapped with an 8 p.m. curfew for six months after he’s done his time, which will almost certainly interfere with him socializing with his “Mob Wives” pal Angela Raiola and her reality TV show crew of mob wanna-bes.

Brooklyn Federal Judge John Gleeson perused Cracchiolo’s rap sheet, which included a recent arrest for driving drunk at 98 mph on the Long Island Expressway, and told him it was time to grow up.

“You’re a little too old for this nonsense,” Gleeson said.

Cracchiolo’s pizzeria called “Anthony’s Pizza Pasta Perfect” was located on the same block as Raiola's beauty salon "Big Ang's Secret." Last year he attended the VH-1 party for Big Ang and has appeared on her new reality show "Big Ang."

The pizzeria was washed out of business by Hurricane Sandy, but Cracchiolo has reinvented himself as the "general manager" of Dough Boys pizza restaurant in midtown.

Anthony Cracchiolo, who owned Anthony's Pizza Pasta Perfect in Staten Island and was featured in the TV show "Mob Wives," was sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court to 6 months in prison for selling cocaine.



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