Conrad is the nephew of former Genovese family underboss Matthew “Matty the Horse” Ianniello who passed away back in 2012. He pleaded guilty to shaking down workers at a Long Island Chocolate factory to allow a mob-controlled union to move in instead of another legit union.
He was caught saying on a secret wiretap “We are going to do it diplomatically and if that doesn’t work I am going to f— him up.” Ianniello mumbled an apology to his family in court at sentencing prompting Federal Judge Nicolas Garaufis to go into a rant. The Judge told Conrad his behavior disgusted him and he was tired of mobsters coming into his courtroom and apologizing to their families when they need to apologize to this country.
Outside of the courthouse, Ianniello was asked by reporters if he cared to apologize to anyone else and his lawyer responded they had no comment. Although Ianniello in pure wiseguy fashion told a photographer “I am gonna drop you on your head.”