I know y’all don’t pay a lot of attention to Mob Wives posts, but I’ve been reading a lot of stuff today, and by gosh, I’m gonna post about it, so YOU are going to read it or get whacked. When we last didn’t care about the Mob Wives, it was Valentines Day And Ramona Rizzo was playing to marry Joseph “Joe Boy” Sclafani in June. It was supposed to be lavish event with 500 of her closest friends. That did not happen. You see Joe Boy, finally got his prison August 17th. Ramona sat tearfully in the front during sentencing. So now he is headed to the federal pen to serve 15 years for cocaine trafficking.
In a statement, Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, called Sclafani and Lombardo “violent recidivists.”
“Years ago these defendants chose a life of violence and crime, pledging their loyalty to the Gambino crime family,” said Ms. Lynch. “[This] case shows them still clinging to that choice, despite previous arrests and incarcerations.” [Source Staten Island Advance]
BUT WAIT! Before he gets transferred to where ever he will serve his time he has asked for a 16 hour emergency furlough to visit his dying daddy. And the same judge that sentenced him says that the department needs to make it happen despite his father having already visited him dozens of time. The prosecution says this is all just a way for him to get married on Mob Wives.
U.S. District Judge John Gleeson, who slammed Sclafani with the stiff sentence Aug. 17, told prosecutors he was not interested in how the “Mob Wives” show factored into the request, and prodded them to reach an accommodation for the father and son.
After consulting with U.S. marshals and prison officials, prosecutors have suggested an “extended” farewell meeting in the visiting room of the prison or the courthouse cell block. They noted Augustus Sclafani has visited his son 42 times at the MDC, most recently on Aug. 20.
Defense lawyer Tim Parlatore told the Daily News that offer was unacceptable.
“With a 15-year sentence, he’s never going to see his father again on the outside and the visiting room is not conducive to say goodbye to his father with some sense of dignity,” the mobster’s mouthpiece said.
Parlatore said there was no wedding planned and that the rules governing prison furloughs specifically prohibit inmates from getting married while they are on the emergency release. He also said there’s a provision for inmates to exchange vows in a prison ceremony, but Sclafani and Rizzo have not made that request.
So, what do you think? Is this all a ruse to have a very special episode of Mob Wives: The wedding? I think the Feds should let them do it. Think of all the mobsters they could arrest at the reception!