Posted: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
By Afiya Augustine
If there is one thing that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo is known for, it’s her no-holds barred attitude when it comes to defending herself and her family. However, the reality TV mom’s family has a scandal that haunts them daily — the mysterious death of her father-in-law Albert (Tiny) Manzo.
In an interview with the NY Daily News, Caroline discussed how her father-in-law’s death has stigmatized the “mafia” 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. August, 1983. He was executed “mob-style.”
“I will not give credence to the Mafia talk,” Manzo says of her father-in-law. “He was a good man, a family man. His death remains a mystery.”
The murder was never solved, even though it’s suspected that Tiny was involved in skimming money from a casino on Staten Island with the Gambino (another “mafia” family) family’s soldier, Peter A. Campisi. The murder has followed the family, making them a target of mobster chatter. Tiny was found bound and gagged with four bullet shots in his torso. Campisi suffered a similar fate.
While we’re sorry that Tiny had to “sleep with the fishes,” we’re delighted to see that Caroline doesn’t let what her father-in-law may have been mixed up with in the past mess up her plans for the future.
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Source: NY Daily News