In the second and final episode of Mafia Women, airing on Thursday 23 Feb at 9.00pm on ITV, Trevor McDonald gets inside the lives of a secret community of ex-mobsters and their wives who are all in hiding from the Mafia.
His journey takes him to a series of secret locations across America to meet women who know the riches, the pain and the sense of betrayal that life with a mobster can bring. Trevor meets Marian Romano, the wife of one of the richest gangsters in mob history – a crooked Wall Street trader who made hundreds of millions in illegal stocks and shares for the mob… and himself.
Sal built her a palatial $5 million mansion in Staten Island and they held private parties with stars such as Paul Anka. But the net closed in and Sal went to prison, insisting that they kept the real story from their family. Trevor also sits down for dinner with Donna Mangiavillano, her daughters Stefanie and Victoria and husband Salvatore, who once made millions masterminding bank heists for the mob. When he chose to cooperate with the FBI, Donna and her daughters were furious at his betrayal of the Mafia, even though it meant he could avoid yet more years in prison and see his daughters grow up. Donna refused to go into witness protection with her husband, and Victoria tells Trevor how they live with the fear that one day the mafia will exact its revenge on them.
Mafia Women with Trevor McDonald Episode 2 (of 2) airs on Thursday 23 February 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV