Mob Wives reality star Alicia DiMichele had pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds from a trucking company that she ran with her husband Edward Garofalo Jr. but now has withdrawn her plea agreement with federal prosecutors after the presiding judge rejected the restitution payments as too low as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "'we expect there will be a new plea that satisfies the government and the defense without having her potentially liable for $2 million in restitution,' predicted defense lawyer John Wallenstein." Meanwhile, DiMichele also has quit Mob Wives where she was making $8,000 an episode.
Her hubby, a reputed Colombo associate, was sentenced last December to seven years on a racketeering conviction involving a host of underlying crimes including murder conspiracy and witness intimidation as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News.
Edward Garofalo Jr.'s father Eddie was slain in 1990 by former Gambino underboss Sammy 'The Bull" Gravano, and the murdered victim's brother Emmanuel "Manny" Garofalo apparently is not a fan of Mob Wives as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:
"Alicia has chosen to humiliate my nephew Edward and our entire family in the name of my brother who she never even knew," said Manny Garofalo. "The show’s stupid. I think it's disgraceful. It's blood money. It's my brother's blood."
That sentiment about the show likely is shared by many.