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Arrested by the FBI on extortion charges, Frank DiMattina was released after family members posted bail at Brooklyn federal court. He’s the former owner of Ariana’s catering hall in New Dorp, according to court papers

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Frank DiMattina , a  Staten Island mob connected caterer with reality-show dreams went all gangster on a rival for a South Shore school lunch contract, authorities allege.

Federal authorities say the intimidation worked to a T, as the competitor withdrew the bid the very next business day “out of fear for his own personal safety.”

Frank DiMattina, 43, of Huguenot — the former owner of Ariana’s Catering in New Dorp and a reputed Genovese crime family associate — pulled the “wiseguy move” in the summer of 2010, according to court documents.

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