Former “Real Housewives Of NJ” star Dina Manzo’s ex-husband pleaded not guilty this week to charges he hired someone to beat up her current spouse. Tommy Manzo appeared via Zoom before a federal court for allegedly hiring Lucchese crime family soldier John Perna to carry out an attack on the reality star’s now-hubby in exchange for a discount wedding reception at the Manzo family catering hall in Paterson, N.J.
He faces a 20-year maximum sentence and $250,000 fine for committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon and falsifying records
Tommy and Dina were married for 11 years before their divorce was finalized in 2016 and the alleged attack occurred.
Dina and Dave Cantin were also attacked in a 2017 home invasion. The alleged attacker, James Mainello, was indicted by a grand jury in July 2019 and faces up to 20 years in prison for the crime.
Dina and Cantin tied the knot in May 2019.