They almost make Alyson Borgesi sound like the Lady Macbeth of the Philadelphia Mafia.
Her husband George is on trial with reputed boss Joe Ligambi but last week "several government witnesses accused Alyson Borgesi of serving as caretaker to her spouse's criminal empire, as her husband served out a 14-year federal prison term" as reported by Jeremy Roebuck for the Inquirer: "she passed on orders to his mob soldiers, kept up on his press clippings, and accepted thousands of dollars in cash payments stuffed in the glove box of her car, they said." Former Bonanno mobster Anthony Aponick who once shared a cell with George Borgesi testified that "it's not customary to get the women involved to that extent."
However, it's certainly not unheard of for wives to become enmeshed with their husbands' affairs.
Heck, Vito Genovese's second wife Anna was a lesbian who managed the mob boss's Club 82 in the East Village during the early 1950s which was popular with the tourists for its drag performances and also served as a drop off in the crime family's heroin operations, and after their relationship soured she ratted out his alleged interests in numerous nightclubs.
More recently, 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, and last year 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."
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