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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alicia from Mob Wives gets four years probation for stealing from union


Former “Mob Wives” star Alicia DMichele was sentenced Thursday in Brooklyn Federal Court for stealing from a union fund.

Former “Mob Wives” star Alicia DiMichele was hit with four years’ probation Thursday for stealing from a union welfare fund.

The no-jail punishment was meted out after the raven-haired embezzler tearfully apologized for her role in a scheme that diverted money from a trucking company owned by her hubby, reputed Colombo soldier Edward "Tall Guy" Garofalo, Jr.

“I knew that my husband and his partners were doing something wrong and I helped them,” she said in Brooklyn Federal Court, reading from a prepared statement.

“This is not who I am and I can’t even describe how embarrassed I am to be standing here today.”

In the spring, DiMichele, 41, resigned from the VH1 reality show where she made $8,000 per episode. The program follows a group of mafiosos’ spouses as they romp around Staten Island.

Her husband started serving a seven-year sentence for murder conspiracy last December, leaving the busty boutique owner to care for their three sons.

“She is a loving mother,” said defense lawyer John Wallenstein. “She’s effectively a single mother because Mr. Garofalo is a guest of the government.”

He also noted that the allegations date back 10 years, to between June 2003 and June 2005.
DiMichele faced up to six months behind bars.

DiMichele was facing up to six months in prison under a plea agreement, but Judge Sandra Townes gave her probation, coupled with a warning.

“I don’t want to see you again,” the judge said.

The defendant also agreed to pay $40,000 in restitution to the fund of Teamsters Local 282 plus thousands more in expected proceeds from a pending lawsuit involving her husband’s company.

She said nothing as she trotted out of court in extra-high heels wearing all black.

Part of a tattoo she inked a few weeks ago with her 19-year-old son, who got a matching tat, was peeking from underneath her suit jacket.

It says, “Family over everything.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/alicia-dimichele-years-probation-stealing-union-article-1.1903874


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