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Thursday, May 3, 2012

AJ Pagan from Mob Wives faces assault charge after Staten Island incident

The teenage son of "Mob Wives" reality-TV star Renee Graziano is accused of attacking a 15-year-old girl during a fight in Greenridge last month.
Anthony Pagan, 18, of the 100 block of Guyon Avenue, Oakwood, yesterday surrendered himself to a detective at the 123rd Precinct's Tottenville station house, accompanied by his mom, according to an NYPD source familiar with the case.
The incident happened at about 9 p.m. April 6, at the corner of Kenilworth Avenue and Arthur Kill Road, NYPD spokesman Det. Joseph Cavitolo told the Advance today.
The accuser, a 15-year-old-girl, was involved in an argument with a group of females, when Pagan and his girlfriend got out of an SUV, and he allegedly attacked her, Cavitolo said.
The accuser's mother, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said her daughter was walking to a store with a few of her friends when a group of girls confronted them, then attacked.
"It turned into a fistfight. She was teamed up on by several different kids," she said, speculating that they singled her out because of her height, 5 feet 10 inches.
Pagan got out of an SUV and joined the fracas, she said. "He slammed my daughter against a telephone pole," she alleged.
Pagan posted on his public Twitter page just minutes after the incident, at 9:43 p.m.:
"My gf @sydee_raee just fought some random biddies getting #springbreakcrazy let's get it trending or whose getting crazy @DomFebbraro."
Yesterday, Pagan was issued a desk appearance ticket for third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, according to authorities. That means he was released, but must appear in Stapleton Criminal Court at a later date to answer the charge.
Pagan's mother, Renee Graziano, is the daughter of reputed Bonanno consigliere Anthony "TG" Graziano, 71, of Huguenot. He's currently locked up in a federal prison after being arrested on extortion charges last year.
According to an unnamed witness quoted by celebrity news website Radar Online, Pagan was trying to break up the fight, not attack anyone.
"AJ was trying to break up a fight and got caught up in it," the witness said. "The next thing you know, the cops arrive and haul him off. It totally wasn't his fault though, he was actually trying to do a good deed."
It's unclear what the witness was referring to by saying "the cops arrive and haul him off."
According to Cavitolo, the accuser reported the alleged attack the next day, when she went to the hospital, and he surrendered himself to the precinct nearly a month later.
Ms. Graziano made reference to the arrest in several Twitter updates:
"Sad that aj can't do the right thing w/o the wrong thing happening," she tweeted at 12:07 p.m.
"I want 2 thank every1 who has reached out 2 me in ref 2 the unfortunate incident w aj who was only trying 2 do the right thing #stopbullying" she wrote in 12:14 p.m. post.



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