Reputed mobster sentenced for attacking husband of former ‘Real Housewives’ star

A well-known mafiaso was sentenced on Thursday to two and a half years attack on husband Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo.

Acting US Attorney Rachel Honig said in a statement that 44-year-old John Perna, an alleged soldier of the Louches crime family, had assaulted Manzo’s new boyfriend in July 2015 at the request of her jealous ex-husband Tom Manzo.

In return for his strong services, Perna reportedly received huge discounts at a wedding reception at Manzo’s Razzie Patterson restaurant, Brownstone.

“More than 330 guests attended the reception, many of whom were members of the Lucci crime family,” the statement said.

Perna, son of Iconic Lucci Chief Ralph Perna, was accused of using Slap Jack to kill Dina Manzo’s new boyfriend (now husband) David Cantin in a Passack County strip mall parking lot.

Dinah and Tom separated in 2012 and divorced in 2016. He was out at the time of the attack.

Dina, who appeared on the first two seasons of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” married Kentlin in 2019.

Dina Manzo with her husband Dave Cantin.
Dina Manzo married Dave Cantin in 2019.
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Perna will have three years of supervised release after Clink exits — and will have to pay about $18,000 in restitution, a federal judge ordered the sentencing.

The alleged Cosa Nostra member is the son of iconic Luches Capo Ralph Perna, who was accused by the Fed of running the faction’s Garden State operation.

56-year-old Tom Manzo was recently accused of in a separate incidentt who accuses him and his accomplice of targeting his wife and her new husband in the 2017 home invasion.

According to prosecutors, one of the attackers said before they left, “This is when you f—k with a guy from Patterson.”


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