The fans of “Mob Wives” got a huge shocker on Thursday when it was revealed that Alicia DiMichele quit the reality show three weeks ago. The popular “Mob Wives” was expecting the return of all the cast members and the next season should have documented the ladies as their lives moved forward. According to WetPaint on Thursday, the decision was final and had to do with the issues surrounding the criminal court case that Alicia DiMichele is fighting.
The star was back in court for her embezzlement trial as well. She made a shocking decision as Alicia DiMichele withdrew her guilty plea already filed. The issue at hand was what the restitution would be if she pleaded out. The charges the reality star allegedly faced were embezzling union funds. The trucking company she co-owned with her husband who is the alleged Colombo crime family enforcer Eddie “Tall Guy” Garofalo, has been under scrutiny for quite a long time.
Originally she had agreed to pay $20,000 in restitution and could have faced up to six months in prison. However, that changed when figure was changed and it was revealed that she owed closer to $2.8 million, along with 18% interest. The judge allowed DiMichele to retract the plea and the trial apparently will go on as schedule.
So why quit the “Mob Wives” over this retraction of a guilty plea? The site Philly.com is reporting on Thursday the decision is to clean up the image of the reality star. Looking to put a better spin on her life and what she does, it appears there is hope to make her look better for the trial ahead.
Will “Mob Wives” be the same without Alicia DiMichele? Absolutely not. The reality star offered up some interesting perspectives on the show and people loved seeing what she was doing. She definitely will be missed.