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Monday, November 18, 2013

Ramona Rizzo from Mob Wives linked to kidnapping and robbery

‘Mob Wives’ star linked to kidnap, robbery

Men aren’t the only heavies in these “families.”
The star of hit VH1 reality show “Mob Wives” ordered armed thugs to abduct a man off a Chelsea street so she could shake him down for cash and jewelry, the alleged victim told cops.
“I’ll kill you and I’ll kill your family!” Ramona Rizzo allegedly told Shonte Gibson, 36, when he was stuffed into her Chevy Traverse SUV outside the hot spot Chelsea Manor on Saturday, according to law enforcement sources.
Joseph Sclafani

Rizzo, 41 — the granddaughter of notorious Bonanno soldier Benjamin “Lefty Guns” Ruggiero and fiancée of jailed Gambino drug runner Joseph Sclafani — was sitting in the driver’s seat with Gibson behind her.
“She started yelling and cursing Gibson, saying she wanted her money,” a source said.
Rizzo was furious with Gibson over a failed moneymaking scheme, he told cops at the 81st Precinct staion house, where he filed a police report.
Rizzo gave him $10,000 to book blocks of hotel rooms for the NBA All-Star Game — intending to then rebook the rooms at a massive profit, Gibson told police.
Gibson never got the rooms, and also didn’t return Rizzo’s cash.
One of Rizzo’s goons punched him in the face, and then swiped $1,600 from his pocket and a gold Rolex watch, Gibson said.
Rizzo allegedly put the goods in the console, and ordered him to call “DJ Will” — the stage name of Bronx deejay Will Tobias, who was working at the club that night — to bring the money.
DJ Will showed up, but didn’t have nearly enough cash to cover the debt, a source said.
Rizzo allegedly threatened Gibson again and then let him out of the car.
One of Rizzo’s sidekicks sped off in a gray car; the other stayed with her in the SUV.
Sources said cops are investigating the matter.
A few hours after the incident, Rizzo tweeted: ““When U Steal or Rob From Any1…. Make sure Ur About That Life…..If Not Get Real Job!!!’’
She linked the tweet to an Instagram message that read: “If U Scam & Rob Girls … Don’t Think That The Streets Will Treat U Like 1…!!!! #Chop~>#Chop that was just the Tame Beasts that Adjusted Ur Skirt!!! #RecoupTime.”
Gibson picked the wrong woman to get mixed up with.
Rizzo is the childhood best friend of fellow “Mob Wife” Karen Gravano — daughter of legendary Gambino underboss and turncoat Salvatore “Sammy Bull” Gravano. She also is close to former “Mob Wives” star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, niece of the late Genovese captain Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi.
Rizzo, a divorced mom of four with a history of liens and foreclosure,did not return calls or e-mails.
She recently quit “Mob Wives,” saying of VH1, “I like to get paid, and they don’t want to pay.”
Rizzo was forced to put her wedding plans on ice earlier this year when beau Sclafani, 47, pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution and was sentenced to 15 years in the slammer.
Gibson also could not be reached for comment. He was recently evicted from his Bed-Stuy apartment, records show.
Tobias, the deejay, could not be reached by phone and didn’t respond to an e-mail.



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