The granddaughter of a famous gangster is linked to kidnapping and robbery

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Updated November 19, 2013 02:30 PM
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Does thuggish behavior run in the family?

In a plot that plays out like an episode of the Sopranos, Mob Wives star Ramona Rizzo has been accused of shaking down a man who did not follow through with his end of a back room deal to buy up blocks of hotel rooms for the NBA All-Star Game that would later be resold at a huge profit.

“I’ll kill you and I’ll kill your family!” Rizzo, 41, allegedly told Shonte Gibson, 36, on Saturday after armed men allegedly snatched Gibson off a Manhattan street and strong-armed him into a Chevy Traverse SUV with a furious Rizzo inside.

“She started yelling and cursing Gibson, saying she wanted her money,” a source told the New York Post, which first reported the story.

Gibson filed a police report after the alleged incident, and said one of Rizzo’s associates punched him in the face, stole $1,600 from his wallet and snatched his gold Rolex watch before he was let out of the car. He told police Rizzo was livid that he did not return the $10,000 she gave him to buy the hotel rooms he never booked.

Rizzo, a divorced mother of four, is the granddaughter of Benjamin”Lefty Guns” Ruggiero, a soldier in the notorious Bonanno crime family (played by Al Pacino in Donnie Brasco) and is engaged to imprisoned Gambino drug runner Joseph Sclafani.

On the same day as the alleged incident, Rizzo, who recently quit Mob Wives, Tweeted a message that seemed to address the confrontation.

“When U Steal or Rob From Any1 … Make sure Ur About That Life … If Not Get Real Job!!!” she wrote.

She also included a link to her Instagram account, with a message that read, “If U Scam [&] Rob Girls … Don’t Think That The Streets Will Treat U Like 1 …!!! #Chop~> #Chop that was just the Tame Beasts that Adjusted Ur Skirt!!! #RecoupTime.”

Sources told the Post the police are investigating.