RHONJ’s Danny Provenzano’s mug shot and criminal record

Danny Provenzano mug shot

The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Danielle Staub played right into the mafia stereotypes the show is often accused of by bringing in convicted felon Danny Provenzano to be her bodyguard for an event at the rival Manzo family’s charity fundraiser. (I’m not kidding – read more about the Godfatheresque drama and watch video of Danielle and Danny HERE.)

In addition to writing and directing the movie This Thing of Ours, Danny Provenzano also spent time dabbling in racketeering and failing to pay his taxes, for which he was convicted and went to prison for more than four years from 2003-2007.

Above is Danny Provenzano’s mug shot and below is his criminal record including the statutes that he broke:

Offense: 1 count of 2C:41-2*1 Racketeering/Prohibited Acts/1
Offense Date: June 7, 1997
Sentence Date: September 16, 2003
County of Commitment: Bergen
Commitment Order: 99-06-1137-I
Mandatory Minimum Term: None
Maximum Term: 10 Years

2C:41-2. Prohibited activities
a. It shall be unlawful for any person who has received any income derived, directly or indirectly, from a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt in which he has participated as a principal within the meaning of N.J.S. 2C:2-6 to use or invest, directly or indirectly, any part of the income, or the proceeds of the income, in acquisition of any interest in, or the establishment or operation of any enterprise which is engaged in or the activities of which affect trade or commerce. A purchase of securities on the open market for purposes of investment, and without the intention of controlling or participating in the control of the issuer or of assisting another to do so, shall not be unlawful under this section, provided that the sum total of the securities of the issuer held by the purchaser, the members of his family, and his or their accomplices in any pattern of racketeering activity or in the collection of an unlawful debt does not amount in the aggregate to 1% of the outstanding securities of any one class, or does not, either in law or in fact, empower the holders thereof to elect one or more directors of the issuer, provided further, that if, in any proceeding involving an alleged investment in violation of this section, it is established that over half of the defendant’s aggregate income for a period of 2 or more years immediately preceding the investment was derived from a pattern of racketeering activity, a rebuttable presumption shall arise that the investment included income derived from a pattern of racketeering activity.

b. It shall be unlawful for any person through a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt to acquire or maintain, directly or indirectly, any interest in or control of any enterprise which is engaged in or activities of which affect trade or commerce.

c. It shall be unlawful for any person employed by or associated with any enterprise engaged in or activities of which affect trade or commerce to conduct or participate, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of the enterprise’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity or collection of unlawful debt.

d. It shall be unlawful for any person to conspire as defined by N.J.S. 2C:5-2, to violate any of the provisions of this section.

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Offense: 1 count of 54:52-9*3 Failure to pay taxes
Offense Date: June 7, 1997
Sentence Date: September 16, 2003
County of Commitment: Bergen
Commitment Order: 99-06-1137-I
Mandatory Minimum Term: None
Maximum Term: 1 Year, 6 Months

54:52-9. Failure to pay
a. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he fails to pay or turn over when due any tax, fee, penalty or interest or any part thereof required to be paid pursuant to the provisions of the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, R.S. 54:48-1 et seq., as amended and supplemented, or any State tax law, with the intent to evade, avoid or otherwise not make timely payment or deposit of any tax, fee, penalty or interest or any part thereof.

b. The fact that any payment was made with a subsequently dishonored negotiable instrument shall constitute prima facie evidence that the actor failed to pay within the meaning of subsection a. of this section, and the trier of fact may draw a permissive inference therefrom that the actor did not intend to make the payment.

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  • I’m 1st

    So d@mn wat Danny!!!! Everyone has their faults look @ the manzo sisters all talk no action.. Caroline is like a dynasty reject .. Gd move using the show Judy don’t get to caught up with Danelle u might end up wit ur bac on a cot!!!!!


    AND !….his father anthony provenzano ( tony pro)
    accused of murdering jimmy hoffa …

    • Larz

      Wizeguy you aint that wize, Thats not hit s father, Tony pro was his Great Uncle. He’s a wanna be, my cousin grew up with his cousin he would get beat up all the time, LOL He would come running to his cousin that somebody was chasing him and beat him up. Tony Pro didn’t have Hoffa killed Tony couldn’t even tie his own shoes with out asking LOL Get you fact straight, you fake wizeguy!

    • McColloughRooferLocal30

      Yo Wizeguy, Tony Pro is Danny’s great uncle and a total loser. Anyone who is “wise” knows Hoffa was killed by Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. In fact, you idiot, DeNiro is playing him in the upcoming movie based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses”. Scorcese is directing it..called “The Irishman” and it’s going to finally tell the truth about Hoffa and even JFK. (Read the book if you can read) Tony Provenzano is portrayed as a midget troll wimp in the book, just like Danny…and Tony Pro is now an old fart dying in prison as most stupid “wiseguys” end up. Either whacked, rat, or prison. There’s only 3 outcomes in that “stoonod” lifestyle!

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  • Jade

    He’s a complete loser and a lowlife punk – he and Staub deserve each other. And by the way, we laughed at her “sex tape”. Boy is she a lousy actress!

    • Gia

      She’s desperate for any bloke that’ll have her. Complete nutter!

  • Danny comes off like such a washed up degenerate stuck in 1992. What a tool. And what’s up with everyone kids on this show? Stupid and ugly. Best looking kid on the damn show is Danielle one daughter and that poor girl is so pilled out. Caroline has such a needless chip on ur shoulder. that bankrupt couple has one daughter that doesn’t even look like either of them. Total mix up at the hospital. DNA test asap.

    • Pooky

      Which daughter r you talking about that doesn’t look like Joe and Teresa…the oldest and 3rd look just like Teresa and the 2nd and 4th look just like Joe…

  • siennarose

    I have a feeling when all these HW shows are finished, there will be more saints down here than up in heaven….LOL
    People crack me up who are so damn willing to be the first one to cast stones at another persons’ house! Give me a break, I have a hard enough time just making sure I “walk the talk”. Just because Danny appears a little rough around the edges, doesn’t mean he less than human, so lighten up people.
    I am a 69 y/o lady and I have made tons of wrong choices in my life, so I am not going to judge how people walk in the shoes they were given in life.

    • Gia

      It’s not his criminal record people have the problem with. It is his threatening behaviour and the fact that he tries to cause trouble and initiate physical altercations between people.

  • Scumbag alert

    Danny Provenzano is nothing but a loser shrimp, coming in at about 5’1″, with an attitude that’s trying to cover up for his tiny dick. Trust me, I know. My best friend “dated” him (did I mention he’s married, with 2 young kids and lives in his wife’s house, with his mother-in-law?!) before she realized what a scumbag he is. He tried to scam her out of a bunch of money for his “production company.” “You’re gonna be a star, sweetheart!” What a laugh. He’s the ultimate loser and we died laughing when we saw him on Real Housewives. What a frickin phony. Even worse than that though, he’s a liar, a cheat, a fraud and a con man. My skin crawls just thinking about him…ugh.

  • Ema

    He needs a haircut…

  • ramone

    i will not defend the criminal lifestyle of others… but i will say, in my dealings with danny… he was always a gentleman… highly intelligent… creative… with a powerful presence… and he’s not 5’1… more like 5’8… but with the presence of a giant…

  • Ramone

    Whats up this guy don’t have to be tall to be tough . American’s act like a out of shape Hell’s Angel’s are tough if they are fat or tall yet the God of the USA Hells Angels the toughest one of them all is short and muscular

  • Gia

    This guy is as vile as they come. He seems to want people to get physically harmed and wants to intimidate them. He feeds off aggressive energy. Total worthless thug, he thinks he’s a tough man when he is a coward. Perfect companion for Danielle Staub!

  • alison

    M.o.b. kill there own no hesitation. They stick togeather. I respect where how the m.o.b come from years ago (past).
    People make wrong mistakes they have to live with no matter how it can tarnish reputation. Cant turn back time. I bet they all have dirty secrets they dont want to be known.
    Protection some feel threatened m.o.b i would. Guess shes got a friend who cares and will protect. Past is past not the now.
    i find the lifestyles to much time money on there hands.

  • Paul Gsell

    He extorted over 200k from an acquaintance of mine between 2006-2007, I was actually brought to a fake wiseguy social club in jersey City in 2006 where I met frank Vincent, Chuck Zito(who was doing two handed curls wit 150 lbs like it was nuttin)… anyway… danny pro somehow scammed the tv channel A&E to bring a crew to take some shots with all the guys for a pilot on a reality show that was to be called “Hollywood This”.. anyways… it never happened turns out, my buddy’s out nearly a quarter million, and then he kills himself a few years later after a couple more failed attempts to get back his losses… danny took him for a fool and scored BIGTIME!!!! When I saw him on RHONJ I almost choked, told my wife, who watches it religiously, I KNOW THAT DIRTBAG!!!! make no mistake, this dudes bad news, still has wiseguy connects, he’ll be back in njdoc or dead or in WP soon enuf