Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Caroline Manzo is holding nothing back while promoting her new book, ‘Let Me Tell You Something.’ In a recent interview with NY Daily News, Caroline is opening up about the mysterious and controversial death of her father-in-law, Albert “Tiny” Manzo, and the allegations that he was affiliated with the mafia.
Caroline explains how her father-in-law’s death has stigmatized the “mob” aspect of her family’s Italian roots, especially since Albert Sr. was found dead in the trunk of a car outside a supermarket in Hillside, N.J. in August of 1983.
“I will not give credence to the Mafia talk,” Caroline says of her father-in-law. “He was a good man, a family man. His death remains a mystery.”
As Wetpaint Entertainment reports, Albert’s murder was never solved, even though it’s suspected that he was involved in skimming money from a casino on Staten Island with the Gambino family’s soldier, Peter A. Campisi. The murder has followed the Manzo family, making them a target of constant mob chatter and speculation. Tiny was found bound and gagged with four bullet shots in his torso. Campisi suffered a similar execution.
The Gambino family is a “mafia” family, if you watch Mob Wives on VH1, this is the family Karen Gravano’s father, Sammy “The Bull” worked for.
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