REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo’s ex-husband Thomas has bailed out of jail and has been ordered to stay away from her new husband after allegedly hiring a member of a crime family to assault him.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Thomas, 55, has been released from custody after his June 30 arrest, according to New Jersey District Court.
Thomas’ bond was set at $100,000 with conditions of release that includes having no contact with victims, witnesses or co-defendants.
Other conditions include reporting to pretrial services, restricting travel to New Jersey and other terms.
Page Six reported Thomas pleaded not guilty to violent crime in aid of racketeering activity- assault with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit an assault with a dangerous weapon and an assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and falsifying and concealing records related to a federal investigation.
Thomas allegedly hired John Perna, a member of the Lucchese Crime Family, to assault Dina’s now-husband, Dave Cantin, in July 2015 in exchange for a discount at The Brownstone, a wedding reception hall he co-owns.
John and another man allegedly involved with the Lucchese Crime Family followed Dave into a Passaic County mall.
According to the indictment, John allegedly used a slapjack with the “intent to inflict serious permanent injury.”
Dave was left with a permanent facial scar following the attack.
Thomas, who is known as Tommy Manzo, married the RHONJ alum in 2007.
They separated in 2012 and finalized their divorce in 2016.
Dina, who is mom to 24-year-old daughter Lexi from a previous relationship, married Dave in June 2017 and the two recently celebrated their wedding anniversary.
RHONJ star Caroline Manzo spoke out about her sister Dina and brother-in-law Tommy.
Her husband, Albert, co-owns The Brownstone with Tommy, who is his brother.
Caroline, 58, told Extra TV: “We are heartbroken. This is family on both sides. I want to know the truth and my allegiance will lie with the truth.”
Caroline, who is estranged from Dina, continued: “We don’t run from things like this, we address them, and I feel comfortable with that because we are being painted with a brush that does not reflect who we are as people.”