And why isn't this a wedding spinoff?
No one can accuse Ramona Rizzo of not being authentic in the mafia ties department!
The reality star is all set to marry Joseph Sclafani before he begins a 15-year prison sentence for cocaine trafficking. Unfortunately the feds want to stop the nuptials and are accusing Ramona and her fiancée of staging the wedding for a Mob Wives storyline!
Here's what's happening: Joseph, who is currently in jail, is seeking a furlough from New York's Metropolitan Detention Center to visit his gravely ill father, Augustus, who has liver cancer. Unfortunately federal prosecutors believe that is a scheme for Joseph to leave jail in order to have a "shotgun" wedding with Ramona, which will be featured on Mob Wives!
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“Recent episodes center around whether [Sclafani] will be released from custody for a short period of time so that he can attend his wedding,” said documents filed in federal court by Assistant U.S. attorneys.
“[Rizzo] emphasizes that the wedding plans need to be flexible because if the defendant were to be released from custody, he would be given only 48 hours notice of his release … as a result she and the defendant are planning a ‘shotgun’ wedding that needs to come together within a short period of time,” the prosecution argues.
If the furlough is granted Joseph could even receive an overnight stay at his parents house, which would be more than enough time to have a wedding for reality cameras!
Per the NY Daily News, Prosecutors argue that Joseph has seen his father more than enough times while locked up through the prison's "extended" visiting room which includes farewell visits.
Joseph's attorney, Tim Parlatore denies that there was a furlough wedding staged and recites a rule that prohibits inmates from marrying while on emergency release. He did add that Ramona and Joseph have not requested a stipulation to exchange vows while he is in prison.
Interesting, interesting! You know they'd have to be pretty dumb to try and pull this off given that the feds could see the show and confirm whether or not they married during his furlough!
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DO YOU THINK RAMONA AND JOSEPH ARE TRYING TO PULL A FAST ONE ON THE FEDS AND SNEAK IN A MOB WIVES FILMED FURLOUGH WEDDING?