'Mob Wives' Star Karen Gravano's Shocking Drug Past & Arrest!

Mon, April 18, 2011 2:15pm EDT by 19 Comments

It turns out the ladies of ‘Mob Wives,’ if you can believe it, don’t have the squeakiest clean history — especially Karen!

Of all the women on VH1’s new show Mob Wives, aka The Real Housewives of Staten Island, Karen Gravano tries to present herself as the most removed from the alleged mafia lifestyle. Ironically however, it appears Karen has a very complicated past, and was arrested as part of a massive ecstasy ring in 2000. It appears Karen has managed to get her hands pretty dirty in the past.

According to ABC News, Karen along with her father Sammy, mother Debra and brother Gerard all pleaded guilty to, “conspiracy to sell dangerous drugs, participating in a criminal syndicate and money laundering.” While dad Sammy got 20-years in prison, Karen, 29 at the time, and her mother got off on probation.

Karen’s father moved the family to Arizona as part of the witness protection program, but later came out of it and made himself public — a risky move for sure. The drug ring in Arizona was said to be distributing “30,000 pills a week,” an incredibly high volume.

Karen will likely discuss this, as well as the rest of her truly unique upbringing, in the novel she is working on.

We wonder what fellow mob wife Renee Graziano has to say about this!
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john

Posted at 5:31 PM on March 26, 2012  

Karens hot not just for her huge boobs but because shes a bad girl and she doesnt need to advertise it her big booty gets her enough attention…I wander if shes single?

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Upstate NY Fan7581

Posted at 11:05 PM on February 19, 2012  

Wow! They did A TON OF AIR BRUSHING on that book cover photos! Haha! Karen does NOT look like that. Can’t believe she was innvolved in her father’s drug ring! That’s crazy!

I’m surprised that they let her on the show!

She needs to talk about herself and keep Drita’s name out of her mouth. Karen is so jealous of Drita! And we can all see why!

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Guidette

Posted at 5:33 PM on January 30, 2012  

Shes disgusting on her own, I didnt judge her based off of her dad, but this story and also what self respecting guinea woman has a relationship with who she had a relationship with? Isnt that against the rules

She acts more ghetto then Italian, shes gross.

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Molly

Posted at 9:25 PM on January 29, 2012  

Sadly she is a disgusting fame whore who is embarrasing her poor daughter with here wanna be thug behavior. Who acts lime that??? No mother I know!

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Meca

Posted at 12:49 PM on April 19, 2012  

Well lets just say that you don’t know even a millionth of the mothers in the world so if your comparing her actions to the mothers you know, you have many more mothers to meet sweetheart. You know your not perfect, or even close to it so be quite. Its so easy to sit behind your computer and type isnt it? Sad really.

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thomasina wand

Posted at 4:42 PM on January 24, 2012  

Karen

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Ben

Posted at 12:06 PM on December 4, 2011  

Seems funny she didn’t do time for selling drugs. Wonder why? As a lawyer I know that it is impossible she got away with that unless…mmm?

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Ben

Posted at 12:04 PM on December 4, 2011  

S

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Jessica

Posted at 8:28 PM on October 2, 2011  

Using the vocabulary they choose to use does not make them bad mothers,,, I dont see anyone saying anything about the “Teen Mom” show! What about those mothers!? What about the mothers that raised those girls?? “SAD” What these women were BORN into wasn’t there choice,,,they are the product of their environment. Props to these women, at least they are doing something positive with their notoriety….So to the HATERS,, DONT WATCH IT, IF U DONT LIKE IT!! =)

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kas

Posted at 11:46 AM on May 3, 2011  

ladies shame on you, your making fools of yourselves normal mothers do not act like that your kids should be removed from your homes that is not how you raise children its not fare to them shame on you and the people who are watching it giving it air time to stay on t.v shame on you too

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denni turner

Posted at 2:31 AM on May 3, 2011  

I too just love, love, love this show!!!!! I especially dig Karen!! I think that she is beautiful and smart…and thick too…damn! I couldn’t care less what she’s done in the past because you can tell that she is on a new journey to wholeness!!!!! That is just the kind of woman that I am looking for, and I am a woman! Ha!

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finnagan

Posted at 8:46 PM on February 13, 2012  

are you crazy

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Gia

Posted at 5:58 PM on May 2, 2011  

I love this show! The Gravano’s family history is fascinating and I’m actually very suprised that they have agreed to go public. Great show, anyhow.

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Leah

Posted at 3:23 AM on May 2, 2011  

What? This show is better than real housewives of ny and orange county! C’ mon iM sick of watching rich woman fighting bout gay parades, n all their drama! At least mob wives shows a different lifestyle. I luv Renee, put yourself in her shoes, she’s tough cuz its what she knows, but at same time shes sensative. I think.u haters need to keep watchin n realize what other bs they got on tv n see that this is a look into something more real than half the stuff on tv. Besides whatta u’ll know bout mafia?? More than renee n karen growin up in it? I doubt it, i’mma say good job VHI

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JerzeyGrl

Posted at 2:35 PM on June 9, 2011  

I agree Leah, Mob Wives is awesome! In my opinion it’s one of the BEST reality show out there!! If all the haters dont like the show , then dont watch it!!! That’s why we have remote controls with our flatscreens!

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sweettooth

Posted at 10:56 AM on April 25, 2011  

These women don’t know a thing about the ‘real” mob.
Do they kiss there kids with those mouths?

The mob has sunk to a new low, they used to marry ladies and keep the ummm (these types) as mistresss. It’s a new era since the John Gotti’s of the world took over.
I am disappointed that they let Karen G, in so easy. It made her ex-friend, who deserved respect look bad. That was one time, i would have liked to see a good fight, ya letme down VH1. Go home Karen..and stop the show now. I am not watching it anymore. It is a fake. They got big mouths, who cares? bye

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amy

Posted at 7:37 PM on January 29, 2012  

I’m wit u sweettooth!!

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Maj

Posted at 12:46 AM on April 24, 2011  

She looks like white trash in that early photo. Amazing what a spray tan and the right stylist can acheive.

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lee

Posted at 8:53 AM on April 23, 2011  

VH1 SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR FILMING THIS SHOW

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