Wife of mob enforcer sues for divorce

Divorce|News|January 18th 2013

The wife of a jailed Mafia enforcer has sued for divorce.

Anthony ‘Tough Tony’ Calabrese, now 52, was jailed for 62 years in 2008 after being found guilty of armed robbery and sent to Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas. He had previously been found guilty of extortion.

His wife Barbara, 53, has now filed a petition in Joliet seeking divorce on the grounds that her husband has a “conviction of a felony or other infamous crime”.

According to report on Bolingbrookpatch, Calabrese was convicted of three robberies in Illinois  – in Maywood, Morton Grove, and Lockport. During the latter, Calabrese is reported to have ordered a henchman to smash the hand of a tattoo artist thought to have tattooed the underage daughter of a Mafia boss.

The FBI also suspect Calabrese of involvement in a 2001 gangland shooting in Chicago but he has never been charged.

Calabrese is not related to notorious Chicago Mafia boss Frank Calabrese.

Photo by Michael Coghlan via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence

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