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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daughter writes letter asking for leniency for her father who is the Bonanno street boss

She’ll always think of herself as Daddy’s little girl — even if Daddy is the Bonanno crime family’s street boss.
Kristin Badalamenti, 22, the daughter of Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti, 54, has written a heartfelt letter to a Brooklyn federal judge asking her to go easy on the Mafioso in his sentence for a loan-sharking conviction.
In her note, the daughter, a second-year law student, describes how her tough-guy father is a teddy bear when it comes to family.
She recalled how not long ago, she became distraught after a pre-Valentine’s Day breakup with her boyfriend and, seeing how upset she was, her father tried his best to put things right.
“Without me knowing, my dad sat with my brother and made two handmade Valentine’s Day cards — complete with stickers of hearts and glue-on rhinestones,” she wrote. “When [they] gave me these cards, I cried.”
Under the terms of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Badalamenti likely faces a sentence ranging from 21 to 27 months for sending three wiseguys to shake down mobster-turned-rat Hector Pagan, the ex-hubby of “Mob Wives’’ TV star Renee Graziano.


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