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Anthony Graziano (right), the former Bonanno crime family consigliere and father of the former star lady wife Renee Graziano (left), has died. He was 78

Anthony Graziano, the former family of the Bonanno consigliere family and father of the former star dancer Renee Graziano, has died. He was 78.

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& # 39; I can't believe you're gone, life will never be the same without you, my hero, my protector, my rock, my father and the best man in the world & # 39 ;, Renee wrote in a tribute on Instagram on Saturday.

& # 39; Thank you for loving me the way I am and for helping my son. We're definitely going to miss you … Easy, Daddy, & she added in the title of a photo of her and her father.

Renee did not say what caused her father's death, but he suffered from cancer.

In 2012, Anthony Graziano served a 19-month prison sentence in a North Carolina prison for riot.

Anthony Graziano (right), the former Bonanno crime family consigliere and father of the former star lady wife Renee Graziano (left), has died. He was 78

Anthony Graziano (right), the former Bonanno crime family consigliere and father of the former star lady wife Renee Graziano (left), has died. He was 78

& # 39; Life will never be the same without you, my hero, my protector, my rock, my father and the best man in the world. Thank you for loving me the way I am. We're definitely going to miss you ... Rest in peace, Dad, & Renee wrote in a tribute to Instagram. Graziano and his three daughters
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& # 39; Life will never be the same without you, my hero, my protector, my rock, my father and the best man in the world. Thank you for loving me the way I am. We're definitely going to miss you ... Rest in peace, Dad, & Renee wrote in a tribute to Instagram. Graziano and his three daughters

& # 39; Life will never be the same without you, my hero, my protector, my rock, my father and the best man in the world. Thank you for loving me the way I am. We're definitely going to miss you … Rest in peace, Dad, & Renee wrote in a tribute to Instagram. Graziano and his three daughters

The moment Renee & # 39; s ex-husband, Hector Pagan Jr., left the Bonanno crime family, she became a government informer against her father.

After her husband changed sides, Graziano was accused of a number of mafia crimes.

Pagan carried a hidden & # 39; thread & # 39; recorder and recorded Graziano as part of an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.

In 2012, Anthony Graziano (photo) served a 19-month prison sentence in a North Carolina prison for the charges of riot

In 2012, Anthony Graziano (photo) served a 19-month prison sentence in a North Carolina prison for the charges of riot

In 2012, Anthony Graziano (photo) served a 19-month prison sentence in a North Carolina prison for the charges of riot

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Graziano reportedly came from top to bottom in the ranks of the Cosa Nostra family, from capo to consigliere for chief Joseph Massino, who also turned against the mob and testified twice for the government.

Massino was the first American mafia boss to give evidence to the state and now follow a witness protection program.

In the 1990s, Graziano had run into the law several times and charged several times.

Graziano, also known as T.G., pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and spent five years in prison.

In 2002 he faced multiple charges in New York and Florida, including murder plot, illegal books, and investment fraud.

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The murder compliance indictment resulted from a 1994 incident when he allegedly called members of the Bonanno family to kill two Colombo family members.

But Graziano eventually eliminated the hits before both gangsters were killed.

A year later, in 2003, Graziano was sentenced to 11 years for the Florida case and nine years for that in New York.

He was struck by the extortion in 2012 after Pagan paralyzed him.

Graziano took a plea and was released in 2013 after his lawyer had asked the judge for leniency in the case of Graziano because of his deteriorating health problems.

The moment Renee & # 39; s ex-husband, Hector Pagan Jr., left the Bonanno crime family, she became a government informer against her father. After her husband changed sides, Graziano was accused of a number of mafia crimes
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The moment Renee & # 39; s ex-husband, Hector Pagan Jr., left the Bonanno crime family, she became a government informer against her father. After her husband changed sides, Graziano was accused of a number of mafia crimes

The moment Renee & # 39; s ex-husband, Hector Pagan Jr., left the Bonanno crime family, she became a government informer against her father. After her husband changed sides, Graziano was accused of a number of mafia crimes

Graziano (left) reportedly made his way up the ranks of the Cosa Nostra family, from capo to consigliere for chief Joseph Massino (right), who also turned against the mob and testified twice before the government

Graziano (left) reportedly made his way up the ranks of the Cosa Nostra family, from capo to consigliere for chief Joseph Massino (right), who also turned against the mob and testified twice before the government

Graziano (left) reportedly made his way up the ranks of the Cosa Nostra family, from capo to consigliere for chief Joseph Massino (right), who also turned against the mob and testified twice before the government

At one point, the gangster rejected his daughters after Mob Wives was broadcast in 2011.

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Graziano eventually lost his leadership status in the Bonanno family, which ended his mafia career.

He stopped talking to Renee, who played in the show, and Jennifer, who had produced it.

In the end they made it all up. He also has a third daughter, Lana.

In a follow-up post on Instagram, Renee wrote: & # 39; RIP DAD .. You may not get everything you ask for in life, but as long as you have a family, you have the FAVORITES you need.

& # 39; God keeps TG around lol and tell him that he has raised 3 strong women, that we are much stronger than most men, so we have this .. WE ARE OK AND WE WILL CARE FOR MOMMY & # 39 , she added. .

At one point, the gangster rejected his daughters after Mob Wives was broadcast in 2011. He stopped talking to Renee (center), who played in the show, and Jennifer (right), who produced it. In the end they made it all up. He also has a third daughter, Lana (left)

At one point, the gangster rejected his daughters after Mob Wives was broadcast in 2011. He stopped talking to Renee (center), who played in the show, and Jennifer (right), who produced it. In the end they made it all up. He also has a third daughter, Lana (left)

At one point, the gangster rejected his daughters after Mob Wives was broadcast in 2011. He stopped talking to Renee (center), who played in the show, and Jennifer (right), who produced it. In the end they made it all up. He also has a third daughter, Lana (left)

Mob Wives aired in April 2011 and played with Renee (left), Drita Davanzo (second from left), Carla Facciolo (second from right) and Karen Gravano (right)

Mob Wives aired in April 2011 and played with Renee (left), Drita Davanzo (second from left), Carla Facciolo (second from right) and Karen Gravano (right)

Mob Wives aired in April 2011 and played with Renee (left), Drita Davanzo (second from left), Carla Facciolo (second from right) and Karen Gravano (right)

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