Dina Manzo’s ex-husband Tommy Manzo has been indicted as an alleged “accomplice” in the 2017 home invasion that left her and current husband, Dave Cantin, bound, beaten, and robbed.
Monmouth County prosecutors announced that Tommy had been indicted on various charges on Tuesday, including robbery and stalking.
Other charges include multiple assault charges, a burglary charge, a theft charge, a weapons charge, and multiple stalking charges against both Dina and David.
The brother-in-law of former RHONJ star Caroline Manzo reportedly turned himself in “without incident.” He will be held pending an appearance in a Monmouth County Superior Court.
This all comes after an ongoing, four-year probe “ultimately uncovered Manzo’s role in stalking both victims and his motivations for the robbery and assault carried out by Mainello and another still unknown assailant.”
In May 2017, Dina and Dave, who were living in California, returned to New Jersey to attend Dina’s goddaughter Audriana Giudice’s First Holy Communion party.
After the event, they returned to their Holmdel home, where two were waiting for them. Per records, one of the men, who was identified as “an Italian guy with a North Jersey accent,” allegedly told the couple, “This is what happens when you f–k with people from Paterson.”
Dina and Dave were tied up, assaulted with a baseball bat, and robbed of $500 and Dina’s new engagement ring.
The Manzo family has yet to comment on this latest development, but Tommy’s lawyer denies the new charges.
“A reality TV show is more believable than the baseless claims against Tom Manzo,” Michael Critchley said in a statement to Page Six. “The indictment is much ado about nothing, and Tom Manzo looks forward to ending this nonsense once and for all at trial.”
Part one of the two-part Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion airs on Wednesday, May 19 at 9 p.m.
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