Dyker Heights resident, boastful tweeter, and 23-year-old son of a celebrated Mob Wives cast member Anthony D’Onofrio was sentenced to rehab rather than jail for a drug conviction yesterday – despite the objection of a prosecutor.
According to Josh Saul from the New York Post, Angela “Big Ang” Raiola’s baby boy was facing up to 25 years in prison before Defense attorney Lance Lazzaro convinced Judge Ann Ferdinand to sentence D’Onofrio to a drug treatment program.
Assistant District Attorney Jonathon Laskin had reportedly asked the judge for “at least some jail time” for the reality TV star’s son – who had been busted as part of a five person drug crew that sold cocaine, Oxycodone, and marijuana in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst.
“These people should go to jail,” Laskin said.
The Daily News‘ Orin Yaniv reminded readers that D’Onofrio still faces the maximum sentence if he doesn’t successfully complete the 18-24 month stint at an in-patient drug rehab facility.
The guilty plea came one day after Big Ang appeared on talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to show off a diamond ring her previously estranged husband had given her.
Big Ang is also scheduled to be at Boulevard Books [7518 13th Avenue] on Monday, September 10, at 7 p.m. to sign copies of her new and very appropriately titled book Bigger Is Better. Check out their Facebook page for more details.