Alicia DiMichele a former star of the reality TV show “Mob Wives” was able to avoid prison on charges of stealing union funds. She was sentenced to four years of probation with no jail time for her role in the scheme to divert money from a trucking company owned by her mobster husband Edward “Tall Guy” Garofalo Jr. The reputed Colombo crime family soldier is currently serving a seven year prison sentence on murder conspiracy charges. DiMichele was facing up to six months in prison under terms of a plea agreement.
“Alicia DiMichele leaving court”
Under the terms of the agreement she also agreed to pay restitution to Teamsters Local 282 in amount of $40,000. She said in a statement that she knew her husband and business partner were doing something wrong and she helped but it was not who she was and couldn’t describe how embarrassed she was to be in this situation.
Her attorney called her a loving mother and said she was effectively a single mother while her husband is a guest of the government. He also said since these allegations date back approx ten years making the case that jail time would of been excessive. The 41 year old Mob Wives diva quit the show in the spring even though she was reportedly making $8,000 per episode. It was anticipated that she would fare better in court then her mobster husband.