The Daily News reported that ‘Mob Wives’ star Alicia DiMichele has not only resigned from the reality TV series but has also taken back her guilty plea for embezzling funds from the trucking company owned by her husband, reputed Colombo enforcer, Edward (Tall Guy) Garofalo, Jr.
Sources say DiMichele submitted a letter of resignation to VH1 three weeks ago. The 40-year-old star who also owns the Addiction Boutique located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was raking in $8,000 per episode on the Mafia themed series.
Although the general counsel for the union’s benefit fund concluded the amount owed to be $2.8 million including 18% interest, the government agreed to the figure of $20,000. However, Federal Judge Sandra Townes said she could not accept the low figure and offered DiMichele the opportunity to withdraw her guilty plea.
A new plea is expected that will satisfy the government and the defense. Under the former plea deal, the mother of three faced up to six months in prison. DiMichele’s 46-year-old husband, Edward, pleaded guilty to a murder conspiracy, but not to the embezzling charges, leaving DiMichele holding the bag for the full amount of restitution.
‘Mob Wives’ which was renamed ‘Mob Wives: New Blood’ is an American reality TV series featuring a group of Staten Island women who are connected to men with connections to the Mafia. The series has been renewed for a fifth season. The other women on the show include:
Renee Graziano, the daughter of Anthony Graziano, an active leader in the Bananno crime family.
Drita D’Avanzo’s husband Lee is a reported Bonanno Crime family and Colombo crime family soldier and is an estranged cousin of Rudolph Giuliani.
Angela “Big Ang” Raiola is the niece of Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi, a deceased captain of the Genovese crime family.
Natalie Guercio is the granddaughter of Nunzio Carto, ower of Carto Funeral Home in Philadelphia which is known for burying the who’s-who of the underworld.