Thanks to all who sent email today about the indictment of Tommy Manzo. It took me by surprise because the assault on Dina Manzo and her boyfriend at the time, Dave Cantin who is now her husband happened in May of 2017. As I reported then, Dina Manzo and her millionaire boyfriend, David Cantin, were the victims of a brutal home invasion over the weekend, multiple sources report. The two were returning to their home in Holmdel, New Jersey Saturday night when they discovered intruders in their home.
Two masked intruders attacked Cantin with a baseball bat and repeatedly punched Manzo in the face. They were then tied up together as the robbers made off with cash and jewelry. They were able to free themselves and were taken to the hospital with extensive facial injures.
Then in June of 2020 I posted about Tommy’s Manzo’s arrest.
“Dina (formerly Manzo) Cantin’s ex-husband was arrested today for allegedly plotting an assault on her current husband in 2015. Two years later there was another attack that appears to be unrelated so far. But, perhaps they need to take a look at that one too. Click here for the details.
Manzo Allegedly Had Mob Connections
U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said 55-year-old Thomas Manzo, of Franklin Lakes, hired Lucchese-linked mobster John Perna, 43, of Cedar Grove, to attack the then-boyfriend of ex-wife, Dina Manzo. Tommy offered to greatly reduce the price of Perna’s upcoming wedding reception in exchange for the attack. Manzo was charged with conspiracy to commit a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity. The attack occurred in July of 2015 and the wedding reception happened the following August. More than 330 people attended including numerous members of the Lucchese crime family.”
So there were two separate incidents on in 2015 and again in 2017. Tommy was not arrested until June of 2020. Today, a grand jury indicted Thomas Manzo, 56, of Franklin Lakes, and James Minello, 53 of Bayonne on charges of robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, criminal restraint and a weapons offense, Manzo was also charged with two counts of stalking his ex-wife and her now husband, Dave Cantin. Manzo surrendered to police and is currently in jail awaiting his first appearance before a judge.
How very Jersey.