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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bonanno boss accused of shaking down Mob Wives rat Hector Pagan

The reputed acting street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family dispatched three tough guys to “chat” with a reality-show mobster who failed to pay back a $5,000 loan, the feds said yesterday.
Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti, an alleged senior member of the Bonannos’ ruling panel, allegedly sent the hoods to shake down Hector Pagan, a wiseguy-turned-rat who is featured on “Mob Wives” and is the ex-husband of star Renee Graziano.
The gritty details of the extortion could be laid bare in court if Pagan — a former Bonanno associate — takes the stand against Badalamenti.
The reputed mobster’s attorneys said, however, that they plan to portray Pagan as a self-serving turncoat who will say anything to save his own skin.
“We intend to attack his credibility and expose his motive to testify falsely for the government,” Ronald Fischetti, Badalamenti’s defense lawyer, told The Post.
At yesterday’s hearing in Brooklyn federal court, Fischetti told a judge that Pagan was recently linked publicly to the Mafia murder of a Luchese family associate in July 2010.


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