A.J. Donofrio, otherwise known as AJ, the son of “Mob Wives” star Angela “Big Ang” Riola, was at the Brooklyn State Supreme Court yesterday for his arraignment on drug charges.
He stood accused of being involved with a group that sold drugs. Instead of jail time, he will be sent to an in-patient facility for 18 to 24 months. Had he received a prison sentence, he may have served up to 25 years in prison and a minimum sentence of one to three years.
He was caught selling cocaine in Bensonhurst during an undercover sting. His attorneys argued that he is an addict and needs rehabilitation.
“These people should go to jail,” assistant district attorney Jonathan Laskin said when referring to AJ.
If AJ cleans up his act while in rehab, he’s free to go. If not, he may face the maximum prison penalty.