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'RHONJ' Star Dina Manzo’s Ex-Husband Thomas Ordered To Not Contact Reality Star Amid Hitman Scandal

By Ryan Naumann

Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo’s ex-husband Thomas has been ordered to stay away from her and her current husband, once he is released from jail on bond.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Federal Court judge has set Thomas’ bond at $100,000 for his alleged role in hiring a mobster to hurt Dina’s current husband.

After he pays the $100k bond, Thomas will have to follow a set of rules while awaiting his trial. The judge ordered him to surrender his passport, not leave New Jersey, maintain a residence, have no contact with the victims, witness, co-defendants unless with an attorney present. The victims would include Dina and her current husband, David Cantin.

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As The Blast previously reported, prosecutors accuse Dina’s ex-husband Thomas of hiring a man named John Perna, a member of the Lucchese Crime Family, in 2015. He offered to provide him with a discounted wedding reception at his venue in exchange for assaulting Dina’s new man.

John tracked down David at a New Jersey strip mall and attacked him with a slapjack. Thomas is facing charges of committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity and conspiracy to commit a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity. He could be sentenced to a maximum potential sentence of 20 years in prison.


Thomas’ attorney said, “The allegations more resemble a fictional plot of a reality TV show and will be proven to be absolutely and totally false as it relates to Thomas Manzo.”

Dina’s sister Caroline, who happens to be married to Thomas’ brother, spoke out after the indictment, “We are heartbroken. This is family on both sides. I want to know the truth, and my allegiance will lie with the truth.”

She added, “We don’t run from things like this. We address them. And I feel comfortable with that because we are being painted with a brush that does not reflect who we are as people.”

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