Tiny Manzo was an ironic nickname since the man was anything but tiny. Albert “Tiny” Manzo was Caroline Manzo’s father-in-law. Albert “Tiny” Manzo had two sons, Albert Manzo Jr and Tommy Manzo. Brownstone Restaurant was established by Manzo Sr and still runs today.
Albert “Tiny” Manzo was killed in August 1983. Manzo was linked to the Gambino family.
Manzo and another Gambino family worker, Peter A Campisi, were rumored to have stolen money from a mob casino on Staten Island. It was unclear how Campisi and Manzo skimmed the money but the mob boss knew about it and allegedly was involved in their deaths.
Tiny Manzo was discovered dead inside his parked car trunk. Tiny Manzo was fatally shot 4 times. Manzo’s body was nude and his arms and legs were tied up. Manzo was 350 pounds and a formidable man. It was not easy to overcome a big man.
Manzo’s car was parked outside a supermarket in New Jersey. The murder was unsolved. Campisi was also killed and found in a similar way.
After the Manzo sisters achieved fame on the reality TV show, they tried to distance themselves from the past. There were some denials about being linked to the unsavory mob associations. There were suggestions that the stories were untrue.
Oct 17 2011 – Dina Manzo helped to decorate a couple’s basement for their baby shower party. This was featured in her show, Dina’s Party. Dina and Caroline’s thicker than blood bond has been allegedly destroyed by a fight between Caroline and Teresa Giudice. The sisters did not drag names out in the mud, but their coolness has raised questions about their relationship. Caroline is already being talked about as being left out of the next new season of TRHNJ. Jacqueline Laurita is also allegedly being dismissed. Caroline is trying to take the bite out of the about turn of events. She said she was never really friends with Giudice. Caroline revealed she stopped speaking to Dina, because of their disagreements over Giudice. Dina Manzo had long left the Housewives show, after she disagreed with Danielle Staub.
Oct 23 2011 – Caroline Manzo said she stopped talking to her sister Dina Manzo, sometime after the latter left the RHNJ show. Now, there are rumors that Caroline may be cut from the show in the next new season. Jacqueline Laurita is another cats member allegedly being axed from the Housewives cast. Caroline blamed Teresa Giudice for destroying her family. Of course, Teresa has denied this.
2013 – Albert Manzo, 54, is sued by Lanise Jackson, 36. Jackson was a waitress at The Brownstone House when she claimed she was bullied with discrimination. Jackson alleged she was not paid ofr doing overtime work. Jackson said Albert Manzo and his younger brother Tommy Manzo referred to the staff at Brownstone as “Spic bitc*es”. Jackson was bussing tables at Brownstone from Oct. 2011 to April 2012, before taking a break. She then resumed work from Sep. 2013 to Nov. 2013. Jackson said she toiled for over 40 hours each week but was owned money for her labor. Jackson claimed Brownstone was dirty, pest infested and unclean. Albert Manzo warned that he may file his own lawsuit to make his own counterclaims. He said Jackson was defaming him and was in serious trouble for perjury.
Caroline Manzo may be starring in her own reality TV show called Mano’d With Children. She was a regular cast member since 2009, but stopped filming for season 6.
Their son Albie Manzo revealed they lied about their home address so he could attend school in Franklin lakes. Actually, their new house was still under construction during the 2 and ½ years but he wasn’t schooling under Wayne in New Jersey.
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