Published November 19, 2013
Men aren’t the only heavies in these “families.”
The star of hit VH1 reality show “Mob Wives” ordered armed thugs to abduct a man off a Chelsea street so she could shake him down for cash and jewelry, the alleged victim told cops.
“I’ll kill you and I’ll kill your family!” Ramona Rizzo allegedly told Shonte Gibson, 36, when he was stuffed into her Chevy Traverse SUV outside the hot spot Chelsea Manor on Saturday, according to law enforcement sources.
Rizzo, 41 — the granddaughter of notorious Bonanno soldier Benjamin “Lefty Guns” Ruggiero and fiancée of jailed Gambino drug runner Joseph Sclafani — was sitting in the driver’s seat with Gibson behind her.
“She started yelling and cursing Gibson, saying she wanted her money,” a source said.
Rizzo was furious with Gibson over a failed moneymaking scheme, he told cops at the 81st Precinct staion house, where he filed a police report.
Rizzo gave him $10,000 to book blocks of hotel rooms for the NBA All-Star Game — intending to then rebook the rooms at a massive profit, Gibson told police.
Gibson never got the rooms, and also didn’t return Rizzo’s cash.
A few hours after the incident, Rizzo tweeted: ““When U Steal or Rob From Any1…. Make sure Ur About That Life…..If Not Get Real Job!!!’’