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Graziano's Dad Arrested for Soliciting Hit Man

2/26/2009 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

john graziano: breaking newsThe father of John Graziano, the young man left in a vegetative state after Nick Hogan's 2007 car crash, was arrested today for trying to solicit a hit man to kill his estranged wife -- and cops say he tried to pay for it using a gift card.

According to police, Edward Graziano told an undercover officer posing as a "go-between" to a hit man that he wanted to have his wife Debra killed. Perhaps most troubling -- cops say Graziano wanted her killed in an automobile accident.

Graziano allegedly paid for the hit with $1,100 cash, a $1,000 personal check and a $13.06 gift card to Westshore Pizza.

The arrest is the culmination of a two-and-half month long undercover investigation by the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division.

Debra's attorney released this statement: "She is saddened by all of this. She can't believe so much tragedy can strike one family. Her main purpose is concentrating on John getting better."

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31.

notafanofnasty    

brother..............go back, PLEASE, and get an education!!!!!

1962 days ago
32.

Skanks R Us    

Please, just because he is Italian, does not mean we were involved. P.S. We do take gift cards

1962 days ago
33.

Boo Hoo    

Just cal 1-800-HITMAN, every hit comes with a free slice of pizza

1962 days ago
34.

ldybuderfly    

Who's the F'in loser now you low life!! No wonder John spent so much time with the Hogan Family....cause his was so messed up. I'm sure he'll try to use distress as the reason for this and try to blame the Hogans for that as well. Jut goes to show you it's sometimes better to shut your big mouth! And don't take this as a free pass to Nick ..he was still reckless but John apparently was as well.

1962 days ago
35.

UhDuh    

Everyone keeps mentioning the gift card. Yeah, that is pretty funny...but did anyone else notice that he wrote a personal check??? What a jackass?? HAHAHA! "Hi, Mr. Hitman. Why don't you take this check with my name and address and account number. Also, go ahead an put it into your account and allow the bank to make an electronic copy as evidence." John G. is better without this guy.

1962 days ago
36.

Confused    

Here's a hint your hitman is really a cop: when he'll take a check and a coupon!! Duh...

1962 days ago
37.

Ryoichi Morita    

What a cheapskate.

1962 days ago
38.

tlynn    

Posted at 3:04PM on Feb 26th 2009 by Bad Bill Bo Baggins

Dude, you got me ROFLMFAO!!!!! No one could have said it better!

1962 days ago
39.

h20    

So, if the hit wasn't completed in 30 minutes was it free?

1962 days ago
40.

HOLY CROCODILE    

Tell me how you have someone killed in a car accident? Slip and run off the road.? got it now,that is what the PIZZA was for,put it on road and have her car slip on the cheese.

1962 days ago
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REV.MARK-ANTHONY TORRES    

SO $2,113.06 ? SO WAS THERE A COUPON, SO HE GOT A $86.94 SAVINGS????WHY NOT $2,200.00!
WELL THE HIT MAN NEED PIZZA BEFORE THE JOB!!! DUMBASSESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
REV.NARK-ANTHONY TORRES
LONG BEACH,CA.90801-3242

1962 days ago
42.

ddberry    

What a disappointment, I thought he was trying to kill off Nick Hogan (which I would have been all for). I guess he wants the wife out of the way so he can get the lawsuit money. What a douche.

1962 days ago
43.

sldL    

Karma's a bitch! It was so obvious from even their show that John looked to The Hogans as family, and as did they.
But all that family wanted was the Hogan's MONEY, who were going to take care of John for the rest of his life, regardless!
And you know the Hogans would do a much better job of actually helping John Live his life, than these disconnected, unloving, unemotional people could ever do! That you tell in court They still don't care about their suffering son!
Can you imagine, "Um, John, I am sorry to tell you your mother was killed today in CAR accident...as if that wouldn't hit too
close to home! What an ass!

1962 days ago
44.

Your name:    

Their pizza is to die for!
or
Their pizza is a hit!


Take your pick.

1962 days ago
45.

Tracy    

Some of these comments are pretty funny

LMAO

1962 days ago
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