Gambling Addicted Newspaper Publisher Arrested in Matter Tied to Mobster Bagel Shop ‘Sex Assault’

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Aug/16/2017
  • Publisher tried to intimidate the father of accuser
  • Woman claimed mobster with ties to Bonnano crime family groped and exposed his male organ at his bagel shop
  • Publisher Patricia Adams is also allegedly associated with the Bonnano crime family and a degenerate gambler who owed them money
  • Sex assault victim’s father recorded conversation he had with publisher whereby she threatened to expose his daughter’s situation to the public

US federal agents arrested the publisher of a New York City paper after she allegedly tried to intimidate the father of a woman who claimed to be sexually assaulted by a mobster.

Patricia Adams, 58, is the publisher of The Forum Newsgroup based out of Howard Beach in Queens, New York.

She was charged with witness tampering in the matter involving one Robert Pisani, a local business owner and reputed member of the Bonnano crime family. 

Pisani was accused of groping a female employee and exposing his sex organ to her at his bagel shop.  Members of the NYPD arrested him on May 4 on charges of forcible touching, sex abuse and harassment.

According to the complaint, Adams, a regular player at local social club card games, is considered a known associate of the Bonnano family and had racked up years of massive debt with them due to her gambling habits “which resulted in losses of up to $1,500 per week.”

Adams’ paper had previously written favorable articles about Pisani and his bagel business, the complaint noted.

The complaint goes on to claim that, after Pisani was slated to appear at a bail revocation hearing, Adams reached out to the sex assault victim’s father and arranged a meeting with him on May 13.  The nearly three-hour meeting was recorded by the woman’s father and included a suggestion that Adams was “in a position….to have to expose the whole situation if we get to that point.”

“I won’t hurt you if you don’t deserve — that’s for my enemies,” she allegedly told the victim’s father. “I will not hurt you … but in the newspaper, thoroughly, thoroughly objective … For my good, for everybody’s good — I’m hoping that she’ll decide to drop it.”

The conversation apparently caught Adams saying “I’ve been trying to get out for two years. But because of certain obligations, I’m forced to stay on. I’m kind of under their thumb.” Federal agents believe she was referencing her alleged obligations to the Bonnano family.

If convicted Adams is facing up to 20 years prison.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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