RHONJ Alum Dina Manzo’s Ex Tommy Manzo is Freed on $100K Bail After Alleged Mob Assault on Dave Cantin as He Awaits Trial

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REPORT: RHONJ Alum Dina Manzo’s Ex Tommy Manzo is Freed on a $100k Bail After Alleged Mob Assault on Dave Cantin as He Awaits Trial

Dina Manzo isn’t a name you hear very much anymore. Now, though, the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star is back in the news, but it’s not for being back on TV. Recently, her ex-husband, Tommy Manzo, was released from jail on bond after allegedly having her new husband, Dave Cantin, assaulted years ago. 

Dina and Tommy got married in 2005, but they were officially divorced by 2016. She appeared on a few seasons of RHONJ, starting in 2009. She also had a party planning series called Dina’s Party on HGTV that lasted for two seasons. 

Many people know that in 2015, Tommy allegedly hired a member of the mob to beat up Dina’s then-boyfriend. Of course, this wouldn’t have been long after Dina and Tommy had broken up. Apparently, he offered the attacker a discount on a wedding venue to attack David. 

According to reports, Tommy wanted the alleged mobster to leave a “permanent facial scar” on Dina’s new boyfriend. 

Tommy was indicted in 2020, and the attacker was arrested the same year. Now, according to the NY Post, Tommy is out on a $100,000 bond as he waits for his trial, which includes racketeering charges. If all goes as planned, the trial will begin in May. 

As is normal protocol, Tommy had to surrender his passport, and he can’t travel outside of New York and New Jersey. Notably, the charges against Tommy were previously dropped due to multiple delays. However, he was reindicted on the same charges.

Dina’s ex-husband also has charges stemming from 2017 when he and another man allegedly invaded Dina and David’s home. At the time, he hit David with a baseball bat, punched Dina in the face, and stole a $60,000 ring from her. 

This assault caused Tommy to be charged with aggravated assault, burglary, criminal restraint, and more. These charges are still pending. There is a scheduled hearing on April 29. 

Luckily for their safety, Dina and David now live in California. 

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