Peter Lovaglia a reputed captain in the Bonanno crime family has been arrested for an attack on the owner of a local Japanese restaurant named Takayama Sushi Lounge. According to reports the man was standing near the restaurant when he heard someone call out his name and was blindsided by an attacker when he turned to see who it was. The attacker who smashed the owner in the face with a cocktail glass was later identified from a photo as Peter Lovaglia by NYPD’s Organized Crime Investigative Division. Sources reported that the reputed mobster had gotten into an argument earlier that night at the restaurant but it was unclear as to the reason for it and if it included the restaurants owner.
“Takayama Sushi Lounge“
The victim had to be taken to a local hospital after the brutal attack to get treatment for a sliced face and blinding in one eye. Reports say the victim has already had several surgeries on his face and is still in need of more to repair the damage. Lovaglia has a long history in the New York mafia and was just set free last March from federal prison after serving a two year sentence for a parole violation. He was caught by the feds meeting with high ranking Bonanno family members while on probation after an extortion conviction. He met with Florida based Bonanno captain Gerald Chilli and captain Anthony “Fat Tony” Rabito back in 2013.
Lovaglia is currently being held on a $25,000 bail according to the last reports.