The wifely duties of mob wives apparently are no longer are limited to the kitchen and the bedroom.
In March 2010 the feds charged husband-and-wife team Edward Garofalo Jr. and Alicia DiMichele with running a so-called "double-breasting scheme" by which they allegedly used Colombo-controlled non-union shell trucking companies to avoid benefit plan payments to Teamsters Local 282.
Yesterday DiMichele pleaded guilty as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "she added that her job duties included submitting to the union false invoices from the couple's D.M. Trucking that under-reported the number of hours worked by union members."
Of course, since the feds treat mob defendants more leniently than others, DiMichele faces only zero to six months in prison under the terms of the plea agreement, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Allon Lifshitz "said the government will not oppose a sentence of confining DiMichele to her New Jersey home in lieu of prison."
Apparently the life has taken its toll on the fairer sex as reported by Mitchel Maddux and Kate Sheehy for the New York Post: "DiMichele revealed that she's been seeing a shrink once a week as her mob-tainted embezzlement trial loomed."
Meanwhile, hubby Garofalo has been held without bail since his arrest as a threat to the community.