Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mob rat is beaten and robbed

A reputed mobster whose family owns the New Jersey strip club featured in “The Sopranos” was beaten and robbed for squealing on a fellow wiseguy, court papers claim.

Suspected Genovese associate Anthony “Tony Lodi” Cardinalle, 63, was attacked at his family’s jiggle joint Satin Dolls in Lodi on Christmas Eve, Manhattan federal court papers say.

The club doubled as Tony Soprano’s haunt, the Bada Bing, in the hit HBO series.

The attack on Cardinalle was likely “payback” for ratting out his cohorts in a “Sopranos”-style trash-hauling shakedown scheme, his lawyer, Alan Silber, wrote in the court papers.

Cardinalle “was actually beaten and robbed in what was, in all likelihood, revenge or punishment for his cooperation” with the feds, Silber said in arguing for leniency for his client in the shakedown case in January.

Cardinalle was sentenced to 30 days in prison on Jan. 29.



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