Anthony Graziano Biography
Anthony A. Graziano (born November 12, 1940) was a New York City mobster and the former consigliere in the Bonanno crime family.
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In 1990, Graziano pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. He had failed to pay $100,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and had hidden some personal assets under the names of relatives. Graziano was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $250,000.
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In 1994, Graziano ordered his crew to find and kill John Pappa and Calvin Hennigar, both mobsters with the Colombo crime family. On one occasion, the two men had fired shots inside a topless bar in Staten Island owned by Graziano, wounding one patron. An enraged Graziano had sent his Brooklyn crew hunting for them. However, Graziano later met with Colombo family representatives and agreed on a settlement to the problem. Graziano called off the murder order, but in 2002 he would be indicted on two counts of murder conspiracy due to this episode.
In March 2017, Graziano was indicted on separate racketeering charges in New York Arizona and Florida. On March 19, 2017, In September 2018, Graziano was indicted on federal racketeering and extortion charges, a murder based on recorded conversations with his son-in-law and Hector Pagan, Jr.]] Graziano and conspiracy to commit murder. On June 20, 2018, he was indicted again in Arizona on charges ranging from illegal gambling to investment fraud. His investment scams, carefully disguised by the once successful Bulls and Bears Fund, defrauded customers out of $11.7 million.
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On July 18, 2003, Graziano was sentenced to 11 years in prison on the Florida charges. On November 13, 2003, Graziano was sentenced to nine years in prison on the New York charges. At the New York sentencing, Graziano’s lawyer asked for leniency, saying that his client had diabetes and had survived two episodes of bladder cancer. In August 2011, Graziano was released from prison.
Graziano’s daughter Renee Graziano is a participant in the reality television program Mob Wives. The show was created and is produced by another daughter of Graziano, Renee’s sister Jennifer Graziano. As a result, he did not speak to either of them for a few years. According to Renee Graziano during an interview on Dr. Drew’s Podcast on 24, April 2013, she revealed that she and her father are now speaking again. Renee also participated in the UK series Celebrity Big Brother 18, as well as WEtv’s Marriage Boot Camp.
Reputed Bonanno crime family consigliere Anthony Graziano, whose daughter Renee starred on the reality show “Mob Wives,” has died at age 78.
The passing of the Staten Island-born gangster known as “T.G.” was announced Saturday by Renee in a heartfelt Instagram posting. Her sister Jennifer was the creator of the popular VH-1 program that reportedly caused problems for the Graziano patriarch with his organized crime colleagues.
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