Sammy the Bull, Karen Gravano’s Father – ‘Mob Wives’

Sammy the Bull, Karen Gravano Father Sammy the Bull, Sammy Gravano, Karen Gravano Dad Sammy the Bull, Mob Wives Season 5

(Getty)

Sammy the Bull Gravano is the father of Karen Gravano, star of reality show Mob Wives. For several seasons we’ve heard Karen talk about her father and how there was a stipulation about her because of her father’s cooperating with the feds. Karen’s been labeled untrustworthy because her father was considered “a rat.” As Karen returns to the show after taking a small break from it, new cast member Natalie Guercio labels her a rate because of her father being Sammy the Bull. So, who is Sammy the Bull exactly?

Sammy was a gangster who turned into a witness for the government and is most known for testifying against his mob associates in exchange for protection. Biography.com writes:

Born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano became the highest-ranking mafioso in history to turn government witness. His testimony helped to jail 36 of his former mafia associates and, as part of the deal, admitted to the murders of 19 people, including that of his brother-in-law. Gravano then entered the government’s Witness Protection Program, but left the program in 1997 to promote his autobiography.

In the late 90s, Sammy got acquainted with an Arizona gang called the “Devil Dogs.” In turn, Sammy got back into the criminal game and he’s currently in prison in Colorado. He reportedly started a multimillion-dollar Ecstasy trafficking faction in Arizona, and in 2000, he was arrested. In 2001, he pleaded guilty to federal and state drug-trafficking charges, and was later sentenced to 20 years in prison. The NY Daily News reported that Sammy the Bull’s cooperation with the feds caused problems not only in the notorious Gotti family, but within his own as well:

The rest of his family refused to go along with him, creating a rift that took years to heal. Her father’s betrayal also caused a split with the Gotti clan. Karen remembers John Gotti as a movie star presence from her childhood, although she didn’t pay much attention to fellow mob offspring Victoria Gotti’s reality show … Despite her falling-out with her father over the years, Karen Gravano says she and Sammy are close these days — even though he’s serving a 20-year prison term for running an Ecstasy ring.

On an interesting note, Victoria Gotti will appear on this season of Mob Wives.


4 Comments

4 Comments

Chelsy Young

LMFAO Seriously I don’t think it’s the first person to talk trash about Sammy.. all you have to do is go on the Internet or have been around for the last couple of decades to know that he’s an informant because he cooperated with the feds …I mean, this day and age that’s what it’s called a rat, snitch, etc..or in laymens terms, people that do the crime but want other people to do the time instead after they get busted… course there’s going to be people judging that’s just life and when people make that choice, they used to it and they know what they’re getting themselves into .so before you sit there and say stuff like “takes a rat to know a rat, “, no it doesn’t…it takes a person getting themselves less or no time for telling information, and papers stating they have co operated…or in this case an autobiography or reality show lol maybe you should live a little cuz research can’t teach you that kind of s*** honey… just saying…

Anonymous

Rat. Family of Rats. Also, weight watchers-it works. U make money off of ur rat father.

Carissa

You’re trash. How dare you sit behind a computer and an anonymous name and talk junk? Do some research before you shoot your mouth off. And if you have the balls to call Sammy a rat, then by all means publish your name. Takes a rat to know a rat. Jerkoff.

Chelsy Young

Chelsy Young says:

November 24, 2016 at 10:49 am

LMFAO Seriously I don’t think it’s the first person to talk trash about Sammy.. all you have to do is go on the Internet or have been around for the last couple of decades to know that he’s an informant because he cooperated with the feds …I mean, this day and age that’s what it’s called a rat, snitch, etc..or in laymens terms, people that do the crime but want other people to do the time instead after they get busted… course there’s going to be people judging that’s just life and when people make that choice, they used to it and they know what they’re getting themselves into .so before you sit there and say stuff like “takes a rat to know a rat, “, no it doesn’t…it takes a person getting themselves less or no time for telling information, and papers stating they have co operated…or in this case an autobiography or reality show lol maybe you should live a little cuz research can’t teach you that kind of s*** honey… just saying…

Reply

Discuss on Facebook