#MobWives Star Karen Gravano’s Famous Mobster Father ‘Sammy The Bull’ Freed From Prison!

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 6:11pm by Avigail

Infamous mob snitch Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano —  is a free man!

On September 18, The notorious mobster was released five years early from an Arizona prison, after serving 15 years in prison.

In 2002, Gravano, 72, was sentenced to a 20-year term for running an Ecstasy ring after getting a deal of the century on 19 murders for ratting out John Gotti.

Sammy the Bull (1993) testifying in court

In the early 90’s, he was notorious for turning on his mafia family and helping the government bring down his former boss, Gotti, and 36 other mobsters, in exchange for a generous plea deal.

John Gotti in 1993 at his trial

Gravano entered the witness protection program, but left in 1997 to release a tell-all about his life of crime.

Sammy’s daughter, Karen Gravano, had mentioned on an episode of Mob Wives that her father was eligible for a reduced sentence under an amendment to federal sentencing guidelines approved last year by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

 

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  • BESwestcoast

    Interesting read. I didn’t know he was the dreaded “rat” they were always screaming about on the show. I miss big Ang.

    • the underground train

      RIP Big Ang! Loved her. The rat was either Natalie D, Natalie G or Drita. I always hated how Karen would talk about rats when her father was one of the biggest rats if all time.

      • we”r”family

        I loved Big Ang. Drita grew on me. The rest not so much to include Renee.

        • Polly

          One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen was when Renee was in a fight with Drita. D had R pinned down with R’s legs kicking like a turtle on it’s back. Renee’s white girdle or spanx exposed OMG ROFLMAO

          • we”r”family

            Oh gosh yes. All the work the woman had done and she still isn’t attractive.

          • the underground train

            I have a soft spot for Renee but she was rough looking. Wonder if she ever got her designer dishes back from Stevie J and Joseline.

          • the underground train

            I don’t remember that. I remember her going off because of crumbs on her kitchen counter. The crumbs, the crumbs! And the trip they took to Las Vegas she was high as a kite and talking to herself about how she wanted to kill Natalie because Natalie said her date smelled delicious.

          • chacha1

            If anything justified a murder it was when Renee was in Las Vegas and went bat shit crazy …. I disliked her before that trip and then hated her after seeing that episode …..

          • Champagne Hangover

            DELICIOUS?! *destoys universe in fit of rage* 😜

  • Wicked Cupcake

    What is worse than a murderous mobster? A murderous mobster who is also a snitch.

    • we”r”family

      Wonder if he is constantly checking over his shoulder? I am not a fan of Karen. Didn’t he take the blame for the ring which was actually lead by Karen and her brother?

      • the underground train

        Yes he did. I always thought they should have had Victoria Gotti in the show. I wonder if Karen would have kept going on and on about her father if Victoria was part of the cast.

        • we”r”family

          Would’ve changed the dynamic for sure had Victoria been a full time cast member.

          • Wishmich

            Say what you will about Victoria, but I always liked everything about her. So many folks hated her, but I found her fascinating.

          • we”r”family

            I don’t think I said anything negative against Ms. Gotti. I said if she had been on the show full time the dynamics would’ve been different. Karen and her in a room together…….with no one else around…..

          • SMDRN66

            You didn’t . I like Victoria as well. She’s even said that she doesn’t hold a grudge against Karen. Her father? Hell yeah, but she said Karen didn’t have anything to do with it. I read Victoria’s book. She’s a bit deluded about her father, but it was an interesting read. She got unfairly slammed over ‘lying’ about having breast cancer. She’s had fibrocystic breast disease for a long time. She did have some pre-cancerous cells. Which to me is still like having breast cancer because pre-cancerous cells turn into cancer. It’s like catching it early. Someone twisted her words around, and she got clobbered over it. But she’s tough.

          • the underground train

            Her sons were handsome.

          • Wishmich

            Oh, yes…I Know. Just a figure of speech. I was referring to all the folks who don’t like her. I’m so sorry if I made it look otherwise. Foggy in the brain this morning.

          • SassyMcAsspants

            I was one of the folks that couldn’t stand Victorian. Renee’s “deference” to her was hilarious, though, in a cringe-worthy way.

        • chacha1

          Victoria was on one episode when they had an old fashioned ‘sit down’ Ang was there and I was let down because I didn’t think she rolled like that ….. a ‘Godfather Sit Down’ like the old days when the mobsters were quiet and went about their business …. and not big mouths like these skank daughters of theirs that are proud their fatha’s were murderers …. GTFOOH low rent skanks

    • chacha1

      you got that right !!! X1000

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    I so miss my Mob Wives/Daughters:-( Bravo really needs to pick up the show.

    • Evil Queen

      Ditto! Miss them too!
      Loved Karen, Ramona, Crazy as Hell Love, Big Ang, & Renee!
      Liked Carla. DRI ta was a snake.
      Hope you are well. Feels like forever that I have talked to you.
      Ms. Irma effed me up last week!

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Oh no! I didn’t know you were in FL. Were you hit hard?

        • Evil Queen

          No. I’m in Ga. Lost power for 4.5 days. Quite stressful. Luckily not a lot of damage to house/ yard.
          2 houses, to the right, & left of me had huge trees that were up rooted, & laying in their driveway.
          1 house had this 100-200yr. Old tree that looked like it was kissing the roof.
          Best part. Hubby is buying s generator for the house.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            Yikes … even being w/out power for 4 HOURS is horrible. My sister was very glad they had a generator at their Naples, FL home.

          • Evil Queen

            Thank you! Too quiet! Eerie. Could not sleep. Smart lady. Still waiting on the generator man. Backed up. 2 weeks.

      • chacha1

        I despise Karen and Rene who was always bragging and yelling “do you know who my FATHA is?” Big freakin deal, they were street thugs and nothing to brag about ….. Karen should slither back into her snake hole with her ugly ass boyfriend Storm and her fatha and brotha ….

    • SMDRN66

      Some of the people added ruined the show. Like Love and the Natalies. Ramona was annoying but she was the real deal. Does anyone know if she did go thru marrying the jailbird?

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        I actually liked Ratalie, but Love was pretty bad, and Natalie2 scared the shit out of me.

        • the underground train

          Same. Ratalie was entertaining and dare I say “delicious” lol. I liked her boyfriend London too. He seemed like a sweetheart. Now Fraudalie was a thirsty desperate grouper looking woman. Love would have been ok if she didn’t go after Carla.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            Fraudalie! LoLoL I forgot about that one. Now those bitches knew how to throw it down. I used to think how are they getting away with this stuff? Last I heard, assault was a crime.

          • Champagne Hangover

            DELICIOUS?!! *Loses damn mind* 😂. I swear to god, whenever I hear the word delicious, I hear Renee rage shrieking, DELICIOUS?!

      • the underground train

        I wonder about that too. I was thinking she was just doing it for a storyline.

  • sunkissed748

    So will the Rat’s daughter try to get him a reality gig? And what’s up w/ the no hair? Alopecia? Long live the last of the Mohicans. The Boss, John Gotti. RIP

    • SMDRN66

      I don’t know, but he may have gotten treatment for something. He has no eyebrows. I don’t remember reading anything about cancer. Let’s see how long he stays out of jail.

      • sunkissed748

        Think I remember something about a condition but yeah let’s see how long he can remain a law abiding citizen. So ironic, yesterday was watching a YouTube video on the Gambino rise & fall & then front page of paper there’s his mug. The families of his murdered victims were suing the daughter on her book back in 2012. I mean 1 of his victims was his wife’s brother! Now how low can you seriously go to do that?

        • chacha1

          and Miss Piggy Karen is soo soo proud of her drug selling murdering father and sells books and gets on a show produced by a gangsters daughter Jennifer Graziano, Rene’s sister …..

          • sunkissed748

            I know! What the F is/was she thinking? All it did was confirm what a low life family she has. Rat rat rat. That’s all she could say when arguing. Gross pieces of sh*t those Gravano people.

      • chacha1

        the murderer should rot in rat hell, how he is still around amazes me !!!

      • sunkissed748

        Too bad he didn’t suffer an agonizing one. Darn it.

      • Champagne Hangover

        Whoopi shaves her eyebrows. IJS.

  • Karoline

    Are all of the Gotti grandchildren in jail?

    • RHONJ Fan

      No. Victoria, her younger sister, and one other brother are all free.

      • Karoline

        I’m talking about Victoria’s sons. I know one of them is in jail. I think she has 3 boys.

  • chacha1

    yeah let’s enable the biggest rat of all and his slug daughter …. didn’t rat take the fall for his daughter Karen and son when they got caught dealing drugs ??? I have no interest in Mob Wives since Big Ang died … the rest are all ghetto trash

    • Koko Banned

      Same. No Big Ang no watchy.

    • sunkissed748

      Yep he did. So generous of him. Agree no Big Ang no need for the others. 🙂

  • Koko Banned

    Those are the eye of a killer.

  • RHONJ Fan

    He served his time, I’m glad he’ll be able to live out his final quarter as a free man. I miss Chicago Mob Wives. They need to bring back that show.

    • chacha1

      “live out his final quarter as a free man” I bet his victims one of them his wife’s brother wished they could have lived and he killed them when they had little children ……
      with all due respect to a fellow blogger I wish I had a kind heart like you RHONJ when it comes to murderers but I just can’t

    • chacha1

      Chicago Mob WIves …. LOL I hid my head in shame since I personally knew one of them ….. and that Liar Rene who said she was a niece of “Big Stoop” John Fecorotta and lived with him was called out by his son who said she never lived with them …..

    • jpinphx

      19 murders and you’re happy he can live out his life as a free man???? smh.

  • Simon

    Karen was always my least favorite cast member on Mob Wives. She thinks she’s so tough and cool because her father is a murderous rat, when she’s really just the epitome of trash.

    This show died with Big Ang, and that’s the way it should stay. RIP Ang!

    • chacha1

      Karen is white trash personified …. and I totally agree, that show was all about Ang she was my favorite and even George Hamilton loved her when they did a family swap show and Ang was his ‘tv wife’ for a week …. he had so much fun with her …. RIP Big Ang

      • Simon

        Big Ang’s smile and laughter helped me thru some really hard times. She’s a rockstar in my world.

        My favorite quote of hers is “we’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.” I honestly think of this quote every day.

        • chacha1

          She is someone I would love to be around, that show is nothing without her …. those other slugs are big mouthed bullies who think they are all that when in fact they are pond scum, and those guys they are with are trash low lifes … Storm and that other goof Renee is dating ….. dirty low lifes

          • Simon

            Totally agree! The only other person on that show I genuinely liked is Drita. She’s a loose cannon, but she has a big heart. Her and Ang were very close.

          • chacha1

            Drita and Ang were my favorites .. I didn’t need to see those scum bag wanna be’s who thought they were so cool when in fact they are low class white trash

          • Simon

            OMG, and Renee is just a total trainwreck. It’s sad how her own sister pimped her out for the show… that trip to Vegas was actually disturbing, not that Ratalie didn’t deserve that chokehold… 😉

          • chacha1

            that trip to LV really sealed my hate for Renee’ crazy bitch should have been thrown out the window ….. she is bat shit crazy

  • jpinphx

    I wonder how long it will be before someone decides to get even for ratting out his friends.

  • E Marie Dee

    Not sure if I am missing something, but is Mob Wives airing new seasons since Big Ang’s passing? Here in Canada we don’t always get all the shows. For example we do not get Shahs of Sunset anymore.