Joe Bruno on the Mob – Ex-Son-in-Law Rats on Anthony Graziano

December 2, 2011

If VHI wants to run another show to complement “Mob Wives” named “Rat Ex-Husbands of Mob Wives,” Hector “Junior” Pagan would undoubtedly be the star.

In a shocking development, Pagan, who was married to “Mob Wives” co-star Renee Graziano, and was a constant presence on the show last season, has joined Team America, and the first person he ratted on was his ex-father-in-law, reputed Bonanno crime family capo Anthony Graziano.

According to published reports on Jerry Capeci’s “Gangland” website (, Pagan was looking at big time in prison for the armed robbery of a high-stakes poker game. Instead of doing his time like a man, Pagan agreed to wear a wire while talking to Graziano, while Graziano was finishing up the last stage an eight-year prison bit in home detention. On this wire, Graziano allegedly instructed Pagan to collect $25,000 to smooth over a long-stand loansharking debt of $150,000.

Since “Mob Wives” is advertised as a “Reality Show,” the news of her rat ex-brother-in-law didn’t seem to faze the show’s creator Jennifer Graziano, who is, amazingly enough, another daughter of Anthony Graziano. Ms. Graziano said, “It is a reality show, and I knew this was going to be personal to me going into this. But I didn’t know this was going to happen. We’re making a reality show, and this is the reality of what’s going on.”

It sure is.

Since the show started last season, Anthony Graziano, because he didn’t like them airing out their dirty laundry in public, has refused to talk to either of his daughters. In light of recent developments, it’s a safe bet Anthony Graziano now wishes he hadn’t talked to his ex-son-in-law either.

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Hubby a snitch

Mob Wives’ goes from reality to real with arrests


Last Updated: 7:00 PM, December 2, 2011

Posted: 11:54 PM, December 1, 2011

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The “Mob Wives” yesterday found out that one of the cast members has been wearing a wire for the FBI.

Not as a reality TV stunt. For real.

The ex-husband of “Wives” star Renee Graziano, Hector “Junior” Pagan, who was seen regularly on the hit reality series last year and was set to play a prominent role in the upcoming season, was reportedly flipped by the feds last summer.

And his first victim was no less than Bonanno crime family capo Anthony Graziano — the father of Renee and show creator Jennifer Graziano.

But yesterday the cast and crew learned from a report in the online mob newsletter that Pagan had been secretly taping conversations with the elder Graziano for the government.

It was a jolt of real-life drama for the show that has relied heavily on mob stereotypes and hair-pulling brawls.

The first inclination is always to say, ‘Shut it down,’ ” a shaken Jennifer told The Post of the show yesterday.

It is a reality show, and I knew this was going to be personal to me going into this,” she said. “But I didn’t know this was going to happen.”

According to reports, Pagan — who was looking at a long prison term for armed robbery for his role in allegedly sticking up a high-stakes poker game — agreed to wear a wire and record conversations with his ex-father-in-law.

The tape reportedly caught the elder Graziano instructing Pagan to collect a $150,000 loanshark debt from an unidentified man.

Graziano, 71, recently finished a substantial prison sentence when he was arrested at home last week.

Pagan — father of Renee’s 17-year-old son AJ, who also appears on the show — appeared in several episodes of the VH1 show last season and was slated to be a bigger character this season, Jennifer said.

In the first episode of the new season, set to begin Jan. 1, Pagan is shown pacing outside the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn, telling Renee via cellphone that he had been offered a deal by prosecutors on an earlier arrest.

The show has completed shooting seven of a scheduled 12 episodes and will incorporate yesterday’s real-life drama into its storyline, Jennifer said.

We’re making a reality show, and this is the reality of what’s going on,” she said.

How is Renee reacting to the news?

Renee is an open book and lets people into her life because she wants people to understand what she’s going through,” Jennifer replied.

The sisters claimed last year that their father had cut off all contact with them because he did not approve of the TV show.

Jennifer said her father is now “taking it as it comes.”

As for learning that his ex-son-in-law helped put him in jail again, “I’m sure he’s not thrilled,” she said.

He spoke to my mother and he just said he wished he could have had Thanksgiving with his family. He’s [locked up] and he’s going to deal with it.”



6 Responses to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – Ex-Son-in-Law Rats on Anthony Graziano”

  1. Tina moreno Says:

    I hate rat ass bitches that dont now how to keep there big mouth closed

  2. U gotta be fucking kidding me…what happened to the loyalty? Renee keep ya head up u still got AJ and he needs his Mother….im watching u on tv right now and i can tell it took alot in u to let this episode air, that was real shit though u have me over here in tears. Loyalty is a must

  3. What the hell l can’t stand a rat bitch anybody who can’t hold there own in my book is a bitch

  4. Renee keep ur head up please don’t let this stress u out ur a strong women I’m sorry this happen to you all I know is there is no way I would sit in jail for life then be snich

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