Joe Bruno on the Mob – Rat Pagan May Be Implicated in a Murder
February 14, 2012
They say what comes around goes around.
It looks like Hector Junior Pagan, resident rat of the popular VHI show “Mob Wives,” could be facing a murder rap, even though he became an informant whose actions resulted in the arrests of several alleged mob figures, including his former father-in-law Anthony Graziano.
According to the below article in the NY Post, Pagan, who allegedly secretly began wearing a wire around the same time he was appearing in cameos on “Mob Wives,” allegedly took part in the robbery-murder of James Donovan, a Luchese family associate, in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn in July 2010. According to the Post, “attorneys Ronald Fischetti and Eric Franz (who are representing Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti) wrote to Brooklyn federal prosecutors, asking for information about Pagan’s role in the Donavan murder.”
Baldalmenti is one of the alleged mob figures that Pagan secretly taped, and those tapes are one of the reasons Baldalmenti was arrested in late January.
Pagan is the ex-husband of “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano, who says she was as surprised as anyone when it was revealed Pagan had become an informant. Renee has recently denounced Pagan and says she supports her father “100 percent.”
The kicker here is, even though Pagan may have been promised a reduced sentence for his cooperation, he was most likely under obligation to reveal every crime he had committed in the past to get that deal. If Pagan didn’t reveal his role in the Donavan murder and it can be proven that he indeed was involved, his deal with the government could go right out the window.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
The article below can be seen at:
The ex-husband of “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano may have to answer for a Mafia murder carried out just months before he assumed a featured role in the show, sources told The Post.
Hector Pagan, then a Bonanno crime family associate, took part in the robbery-murder of James Donovan, a Luchese family associate, in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn in July 2010, according to sources and official documents.
Roughly a year later — while the VH1 reality series was still taping — Pagan secretly became a DEA informant and taped wiseguys.
On Friday, attorneys Ronald Fischetti and Eric Franz wrote to Brooklyn federal prosecutors, asking for information about Pagan’s role in the murder.
They represent Bonanno senior ruling panel member Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti, whose arrest last month resulted in part from conversations secretly recorded by Pagan.