Joe Bruno on the Mob – Big Ang’s Son Gets His Bail Reduced


Just two days after Judge Mark Dwyer gave Big Ang Railoa’s son Anthony (AJ) D’Onofrio a whopping $200,000 bail after his arrest for selling narcotics, the judge had a change of heart. Your honor reduced the bail to a paltry $15,000 ($1,500 in cash required); pocket change for Big Ang, who recently bought jewelry for herself and her son, and paid for it with a cash roll almost as big as Big Ang herself.

It seems that the Judge Dwyer had never heard of the show Mob Wives, and didn’t realize the prosecutors had asked for such a high bail because of the notoriety of the show, and its participants.

“Oh, that’s the case everyone is talking about,” Judge Dwyer told the New York Post. “I’m the only person who doesn’t know anything about this.”

The show Mob Wives is so shamelessly bad, the judge should be thankful for small favors.

As was written previously in this blog, D’Onofrio and four other men were indicted on 50 felony counts; including the sale of cocaine, and for steering undercover officers to associates who could sell them the prescription drug oxycodone. After the original bail was set, D’Onofrio’s lawyer Lance Lazarro had a spit fit; claiming the bail was ridiculously high because of Big Ang’s notoriety on Mob Wives, and because of D’Onofrio had also appeared several times on the program. Apparently, in light of present circumstances, the bail requested by prosecutor Timothy Gearon and originally agreed to by the judge, was excessively high, and reserved for the most egregious of criminals.

The strange thing about this whole spectacle is that both times her son appeared before the judge, Big Ang, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to drug charges herself, was conspicuous by her absence.

Maybe Big Ang was afraid she’d get flashbacks about her own past legal problems if she showed her face anywhere near a courtroom.

Or maybe Big Ang is just pissed at her son for being so stupid as to follow in his mother’s footsteps.

The latter sounds more likely.








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