The Cast of “Mob Wives: Chicago”

Check out the women who will be duking it out in VH1's new reality series.

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Chicago's underground gets the small screen treatment on June 10th with the premiere of VH1's "Mob Wives Chicago." The spinoff of the popular New York series follows five women allegedly connected to "The Outfit," Chicago's version of the Mob. The show was shot in and around Chicago, including locations such as the Riverdale Marina. Check out the cast from the show.
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NORA SCHWEIHS: Nora's father, Frank “The German” Schweihs, was reputed to be one of the most notorious hit men for the Mob. He's 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.
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RENEE FECAROTTA RUSSO: Renee is 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 mentor and best friend until being gunned down by fellow mobster Nick Calabrese. Fiercely loyal to his memory, Renee still abides by the “code”: never associate with rats… take it to the grave.
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PIA RIZZA: Pia may have a mouth like a trucker, but she’s spoken zip about her father since she was a little girl. Vincent Rizza was 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. It’s been especially difficult to avoid the judgments and finger pointing in a town that celebrates the folk heroes and glory days of the Mob.
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CHRISTINA SCOLERI: As 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. Serving 20 years off and on for various offenses, Janek finally went straight in 1987. Christina’s father is a reminder of her own unstable upbringing, and she’s determined not to repeat the sins of her father.
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LEAH DESIMONE: Leah is the over-protected daughter of William “Wolf” DeSimone, but Leah’s keeping mum. Leah never knew, and knew never to ask 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. But as vigilant as he is of her safety, Leah is equally secretive of her Dad’s profession … if you’re “connected,” you NEVER talk about it!
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In a still from one of the episodes, Leah and Desmond engage in a heated discussion over a cup of coffee.
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Looks like the gloves definitely come off during the show. Check out the Click here to check out the Mob Wives Chicago trailer.
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