Well this isn't good news for a certain member of VH1's Mob Wives. Not only was Alicia diMichele Garofalo caught in the crossfire when Renee Graziano fell off the wagon on last week's episode, now she's facing some serious jail time…and the threat of losing her VH1 funds!
Alicia talks candidly on the show about fearing her sentencing on the embezzlement charges stemming from her husband's crooked trucking business. While she will learn her fate on Monday, last month her husband was sentenced to seven years for murder conspiracy and witness tampering. As if facing jail time isn't enough, now the feds want to get their hands on her earning from Mob Wives! I can only imagine what Big Ang will have to say about that!
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According to the New York Post, Alicia's attorneys are hoping to thwart prosecutors efforts to collect a $96,000 fine against the reality star. Apparently, they would like to go after her $8,000 an episode paycheck from Mob Wives.
In court papers, prosecutors describe Mob Wives as a show that "glorifies organized crime," adding, “To allow [Alicia] to profit from such an endeavor…would be a manifest injustice.”
However, Alicia's legal team fires back in her filings, asserting, “In reality, the show is about a group of women, loosely connected by their so-called affiliation with organized crime, arguing and fighting amongst themselves over petty grievances for the viewing pleasure of people who have no lives of their own. Far from glorifying “mob life”, Ms. DiMichele makes clear in the show that she is devastated by the position she finds herself in, and regrets what she has done,” he wrote.
Yikes! That certainly isn't a glowing review of her bread and butter, is it? Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! Plus, can you believe she only gets $8,000 and episode?
TELL US-DO YOU THINK THE FEDS SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET TO ALICIA'S MOB WIVES MONEY TO SATISFY THE FINE?
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