Joe Bruno on the Mob – Anthony Graziano is Not Angry AnymoreWith His “Mob Wives” DaughtersEven though his two daughters, Jennifer and Renee Graziano, are involved in the TV tell-allMob Wives, reputed Bonnano crime family captain Anthony Graziano feels like it all water under the bridge. And despite the fact that Renee's ex-husband Hector Pagan joined Team America and wasinstrumental in having Graziano arrested again, according to Graziano's lawyer Patrick Parrotta,everything in hunky-dory in the Graziano household.Parrotta told the press at Graziano's arraignment in late January, “He (Graziano) does not holdwhat Hector did against his daughters.”And that's the way it should be. No matter what, blood is blood, and just because Pagan becamea scumbag of the first order, does not mean Graziano's daughters should be held responsible. Childrenmake mistakes, and if every time a daughter or son pissed off a father he stopped talking to them, no onewould be talking with anyone.Parrotta also brought up an interesting point in his interview with the
New York Daily News.
Despite the fact that Pagan began wearing a wire in August 2011, at the same time he was appearing inan episode of Mob Wives, Parrotta said he was unsure if the government directed him to go on the showas a way of “cozying up to the Grazianos.”The more I think of it, the more it starts to make sense. I wouldn't put it past the Feds to doanything legal they deemed necessary to put someone connected with organized crime behind bars. Andwhere ordering Pagan to infiltrate the Graziano's inner circle again is certainly legal, it still stinks to thehigh heavens.Remember one thing for sure. High profile arrests and convictions (and anyone associated withthe Mafia is certainly high profile) generate promotions and fame for the Feds -- agents and prosecutorsalike. And promotions mean more pay, and more pay means higher retirement benefits, or maybe afuture in politics, or a future judgeship ... so forth and so on.In the final analysis, it all comes down to cash and notoriety with the Feds. And putting awayanyone whom the Feds perceive as “the bad guys,” is just an added bonus.The only problem with that is, what if the Feds think you or I, unjustifiably, are the bad guys?Would they stop at nothing to put us in prison? It's happened before that certain people were railroaded by the law (Wall Street people and bankers during Giuliani's reign as DA of the Eastern District are a perfect example), only to emerge later that these people were innocent of the charges. Or at least foundnot guilty at trial. ( A little bit of both)Could the same thing happen to us?I hope not. But I'm not so sure.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/bonanno-big-anthony-graziano-a-mob-wives-daughter-married-a-rat-gangster-chipper-court-article-1.1014962