Meet The Cast of VH1’s Mob Wives Chicago! [Photos]
Rucuss staffMarch 12, 2012
Mob Wives is a ratings cow for VH1 so it only makes sense that the network add another show to the mix.
As millions of viewers tune in each week for the second season of Mob Wives, the network has released its plans to debut the first spinoff, Mob Wives Chicago in Spring 2012. Chicago is the perfect place for a spinoff as it is the home of infamous mobster Al Capone.
The spinoff will follow the lives of five women allegedly connected to ‘The Outfit,’ Chicago’s version of the Mob. According to a statement released by VH1, the Mob Wives Chicago cast includes:
Renee Fecarotta Russo: A strong independent businesswoman who was raised by her uncle, “Big John” Fecarotta, following the death of her father. An alleged loan collector and hit man for “The Outfit,” Fecarotta was Renee’s hero until being gunned down by fellow mobster Nick Calabrese. Fiercely loyal to his memory, Renee still abides by his “code”: Never associate with rats.
Nora Schweihs: Her father, Frank “The German” Schweihs, was one of the most notorious hit men for the Mob. Schwiehs, whose alleged “hits” were not limited to the Mob, has long been rumored to be responsible for the death of Marilyn Monroe. Shortly after his death in 2008, the government confiscated his remains before he could be properly buried. Nora has returned to Chicago to learn the whereabouts of his body.
Pia Rizza: Her father, Vincent Rizza, a dirty Chicago cop who worked for the Mob, testified against the Mob and then went into the Witness Protection Program. Pia has struggled all her life to hide from the shame of having a “rat” for a father, and it will become especially difficult when Nora comes back to town.
Christina Scoleri: An unemployed divorced mother of a 9-year-old, Christina is struggling to provide a stable environment for her daughter. Christina is the daughter of Raymond Janek, a one-time thief and alleged fence for the Mob who finally went straight in 1987, but his relationship with his daughter still remains distant.
Leah Desimone: The over-protected daughter of William “Wolf” DeSimone, a supposed “associate” of the Mob, Leah’s keeping mum about what her Dad did for a living. Leaving one day in a suit, Wolf would return days later in street clothes with no explanation and none expected. Now “retired,” Wolf still keeps tabs on his little girl.
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