Vincent "Vinny TV" Badalamenti, the reputed acting street boss for the Bonanno crime family, will "plead guilty to the nonviolent collection of an unlawful debt" after federal prosecutors agreed to drop racketeering and extortion charges against him as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:
Badalamenti and many of his [alleged] Bonanno cohorts were indicted for racketeering earlier this year, largely due to secret recordings made by turncoat Hector Pagan, the ex-husband of Mob Wives star Rene Graziano. * * * In the mother of all betrayals, Pagan even taped incriminating conversations with his father-in-law, [reputed] capo Anthony (TG) Graziano, who is also expected to plead guilty tomorrow.
So much for the hope of a drama-filled season of Mob Wives. Hopefully the ladies will find something to keep the show's narrative moving along.
04/10/12 UPDATE: TG Graziano "pled guilty yesterday to collecting an illegal debt" as reported by Mitchel Maddux for the New York Post.