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Monday, November 16, 2015

Bonanno captain bashes owner of popular Japanese restaurant in the face with a cocktail glass


A reputed Bonnano crime family captain has been arrested and charged with smashing an owner of a popular Japanese restaurant with a cocktail glass, slicing his face and blinding one of his eyes, DNAinfo New York has learned.

Peter Lovaglio, 53, a powerful Bonnano boss, was picked up at his home early Friday morning and charged with the Nov. 1 attack on a 52-year-old owner inside his swanky Takayama Sushi Lounge at 17 Page Ave. at around 2:40 a.m., according to sources and court records.

The man was standing near the eatery’s bar when he heard someone call his name, sources said. When he turned to see who was talking to him, he was blindsided by an attacker who repeatedly hit his face.

Another patron called 911, but by the time the police arrived the attacker and his friends had left.

Sources say the police eventually obtained a photo of the suspect, but they had no name.

But earlier this week, the NYPD’s Organized Crime Investigation Division identified the suspect as Lovaglio.

Sources believe Lovaglio had gotten into an argument earlier that evening at the restaurant, but it was not clear if the dispute involved Forte.

Forte was taken to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he already had several surgeries to his face and eye. He is expected to require several more, sources said.

Lovaglio has long criminal history involving the Mafia.

He was freed from federal prison only last March after he served two years for violating his probation for a previous extortion conviction, records showed.

The violation involved being caught by the FBI associating with two other Bonnano bosses: Gerard Chilli, a Florida-based capo, and Anthony “Fat Tony” Rabito, another high-ranking family captain.

The FBI was watching Chilli on the day he flew into JFK Airport in May 2013 and was picked up by Rabito, and later met with Lovaglio.

Before that, Lovaglio spent four years in federal prison for extortion.

Lovaglio was being held Friday in a police lockup while he awaiting arraignment.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151113/princes-bay/mafia-boss-bashed-restauraunt-owner-face-with-cocktail-glass-police-say


12 comments:

  1. If I just got out of jail the last thing I would be doing is smashing someone in the face with a glass especially in public view in a restaurant. Makes no sense.

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  2. That's why your not a high ranking captain.

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    1. High ranking captains seem to have more sense than thst. Respectable organization that keeps getting bad wrap due to weak links.

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    2. "Respectable organization" are you a moron. The banana family have been reduced to nothing. Their a bunch of
      flim-flamers , they're no earners left, just
      a bunch of meatheads

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  3. The banana family. Bunch of mutts!!

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  4. Looks like the Yakuza failed. Paying the Bonanno's to stay away would be good. They will probably have him killed. That is if he acted alone, without say from somebody of a higher rank. Just saying. Guy had balls in doing this type of thing with just being a capo.

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    1. peter is a mutt and always will be

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  5. Your all calling him a mutt but using "anonymous"as your name, lol.

    Michael

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  6. Your all calling him a mutt but using "anonymous"as your name, lol.

    Michael

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  7. Organized crime has become a pathetic joke in New York City. These guys are the furthest thing from mafia members there just a bunch of degenerates thinking there somebody when there really a bunch of nobody's.

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