Vincent “Vinny TV” Badalamenti the former acting street boss of the Bonanno crime family is free at last after completing his three-year post-prison supervised release. Badalamenti was demoted by the New York mafia family after being caught up in a fed sting involving mob rat Hector Pagan.
Six mobsters were caught on tape recorded conversation by Pagan including his ex-father-in-law and Bonanno family capo Anthony Graziano. Vinny TV somehow coped a sweet plea deal and was sentenced to only 18 months behind bars but it came along with the three year stretch of supervised release.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Brooklyn mobster who suffered a heart attack just days before completing his release restrictions as reported by ganglandnews. But as he hit the streets recently free to return to some of his old mafia haunts he was doing well following surgery to insert two stents according to the report. Vinny was seen visiting the legendary Bonanno family hangout the Banner Social Club which has been the scene of multiple Bonanno family parties and was even raided by feds back in 2009. He inherited ownership of the club from former NY mafia soldier John Faraci but was unable to visit until now as it was on his restricted list.
It’s unclear as to how active Vinny TV is within the Cosa Nostra family today but now he is officially able to roam freely and conduct business it may not take long to find out.