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Worlds collided when two Bensonhurst reality stars, JoAnn from Bensonhurst and Big Ang met at a “Mob Wives” premiere party. From the looks of things, they were like two peas in a pod.


A.J. Donofrio, otherwise known as AJ, the son of “Mob Wives” star Angela “Big Ang” Riola, was at the Brooklyn State Supreme Court yesterday for his arraignment on drug charges.

He stood accused of being involved with a group that sold drugs. Instead of jail time, he will be sent to an in-patient facility for 18 to 24 months. Had he received a prison sentence, he may have served up to 25 years in prison and a minimum sentence of one to three years.

He was caught selling cocaine in Bensonhurst during an undercover sting. His attorneys argued that he is an addict and needs rehabilitation.

“These people should go to jail,” assistant district attorney Jonathan Laskin said when referring to AJ.

If AJ cleans up his act while in rehab, he’s free to go. If not, he may face the maximum prison penalty.

Big Ang still from "Mob Wives" courtesy of VH1

The son of VH1’s “Mob Wives” star Big Ang, or Angie Raiola, turned himself in on Tuesday. He was arrested for allegedly selling prescription pain medication.

Anthony (AJ) D’Onofrio was caught after a his name came up in a narcotics ring bust, according to the New York Post.

Police with NYPD’s Brooklyn South Narcotics Unit started working undercover with a local dealer who then implicated D’Onofrio and several others. The group sold drugs mostly in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst.

D’onofrio, who lives in Dyker Heights, has prior arrests. In 2011, he got a DWI driving on the Verrazano Bridge and he’s been caught with a weapon and drugs before.

Police bought more than 350 Oxycodone pills from the drug gang, as well as marijuana and cocaine. All the dealers in connection with D’Onofrio were caught.

January Blogwrap

By joebeone via Flickr

This is Bensonhurst Bean’s monthly blogwrap, where we highlight some of the stories that have affected Bensonhurst over the last month, as covered by both local and mainstream media.

Redistricting: Breaking Down Brooklyn [Daily News]

iTrapment! Bensonhurst Man Claims Cops Tricked Him [Brooklyn Daily]

FBI Seeks ‘7 Second Bandit’ In Bensonhurst Bank Heist [CBS]

Asian American Legal Defense Fund Weighs In On LATFOR [Albany Times Union]

Greenfield Praises NYPD & DOT For Towing Illegally Parked Trucks [Yeshiva World News]

“Mob Wives” Star Worked As Cocaine Dealing Neighborhood Bartender [Smoking Gun]

A Venture Capitalist Grows In Brooklyn [Crain's]