Putting the mob on a reality show may not have been the best thing for them, ya think?
January 28, 2012, DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales.
Anthony Graziano -- a Bonanno family captain whose daughter Renee Graziano stars on the reality show "Mob Wives" -- was also charged. Anthony was already in custody on a prior conviction.
If convicted, each defendant faces up to 20 years in prison.
The arrests are the latest in the federal government's investigation of the Bonanno crime family which has resulted in the prosecution of more than 175 members and associates of the family, officials said.
So far, more than 10 Bonanno family bosses, acting bosses and administration members have been convicted.
After "Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano heard the news about her dad, sources say she collapsed, had a panic attack and was rushed to a NYC hospital. A rep confirms Renee is still getting treatment right now.
In a horrible twist for Renee -- her ex-husband and her son AJ's father played a role in her father's arrest.... Hector "Junior" Pagan, who's appeared on the VH1 show, has reportedly turned rat for the DEA!!!
Renee wrote on her Twitter after the arrests,
4the record I have cut all ties 4 my son and I so I cnt answer ?ks I dnt have answers 2! But I can say 2 prays 4 the families JR is hurtin!!
MY father would die and rot in prison 4 ratting anf that's how his life style shld b WHOEVER comitts the crime DOES the time
Aj n I stand behind MY FATHER TG and only MY FATHER wht ur r cin on tv was shot prior 2 jr becoming a ci We have no contact w jr!!!!!!!!
The mob may want to re-think this whole Reality TV thing....
UPDATED (April 15, 2012): VH1 aired the Mob Wives "Snitch" episode where Renee's husband, Junior, allegedly rats on her dad, Anthony Graziano....sending him to jail again!