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Renee Graziano: Why I'm Glad My Father & Ex Are Going To Jail

Mon, April 9, 2012 1:56pm EDT by Chloe Melas 6 Comments
Renee Graziano spoke to Renee right before her father Anthony Graziano and the head of the Bonanno crime family headed to federal court to accept a plea deal and she says it just proves the ‘Mob Wives’ is real!

Renee Graziano‘s life hasn’t just been playing out on her VH1 reality show Mob Wives, it’s making national headlines. had Renee in our NYC studios just hours before Vincent Badalamenti the head of the Bonanno crime family, her father Anthony Graziano, and other mob associates were to plead guilty to racketeering. All of this because Renee’s ex-husband Hector Pagan wore a wire and ratted on everyone!

“Actually this might sound a little cocky but I’m glad it’s playing out in national headlines,” Renee tells “Because people know this is real. You get a lot of remarks that this is staged. Listen, if I could get the government or anybody behind the scenes to get them to pinch 127 people and get my ex husband into a snitch we would be gazillionaires and everyone would want us!”

The recent episodes of Mob Wives show Renee learning her father is going to jail and then more recently that her ex-husband is responsible for ratting to the feds.

“From what I understand there are six men on the case and they all plead guilty on the case,” she says. “They’ve all taken a global plea which means you recognize it, you take it, there’s more time involved. The guidelines the feds go by is some point system which I don’t understand. What I do understand is you go on visits, you send money, and you love the person that is behind the wall. I don’t get involved in the legal stuff.”

Renee’s father Anthony is expected to get a sentence of three years, after having just served eight years for tax evasion, racketeering, and conspiracy to commit murder .

“No I’m not [going down to court],” she says. “Every time I’ve been to court there’s been too much attention. I don’t think it’d be good for the other familes. My father is fine with me and who I am, but the other families it’s not necessary.”

But Renee does want to reassure fans that this won’t affect the plot of Mob Wives season three.

“If everyone thinks this is all I have they are sadly mistaken,” she says. “That came, that blindsided all of us, no one was expecting that …this will not affect my story line and I have a lot more than Junior in my life.”

— Chloe Melas

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