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'Mob Wives: New Blood' Star Alicia DiMichele Ordered to Pay $96,000 Fine, Faces up to 6 Months in Prison if Found Guilty for Embezzlement


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(Photo : Twitter/Alicia Dimichele) Alicia DiMichele plans to divoice husband Eddie Garofalo.

2014 has not gotten off to a good start for "Mob Wives: New Blood" star Alicia DiMichele.

According to New York Daily News, the reality star has been ordered to pay a $96,000 fine and $20,000 in restitution upon being sentenced on Monday, Jan. 6 on charges of embezzling union funds from the trucking company she owned with her former mobster husband, Edward Garofalo Jr., also known as Too Tall.

Fortunately for DiMichele, the court-ordered fine may not result in her family going completely bankrupt as she is cashing in $8,000 per episode for her role on the Vh1 hit show. In a statement filed in the Brooklyn Federal Court, prosecutors Allon Lifshitz and Nicole Argentieri also claimed DiMichele has been profiting heavily off the opening of her second clothing sore, Addiction Boutique.

The prosecutors are also going after DiMichele's involvement on the "Mob Wives" series, stating that she should not be able to generate revenue off of a show that clearly has no intention of hiding organized crime.

"The defendant's decision to participate in and profit from a television show that glorifies organized crime and those who participate in it, and demonizes the government for prosecuting these individuals, including (DiMichele), demonstrates that she fails to appreciate the seriousness of the charged crime and her life choices," the prosecutors wrote. 

"To allow her to profit from such an endeavor would be a manifest injustice. Accordingly she should not retain any of her earnings (from the show)."

DiMichele has been mum about the charges she's facing, but as we previously reported, the mom of three says she is making the most of her available time focusing on her family.

"I'm just really trying to show how I'm trying to survive with my three kids while my husband is incarcerated and I could possibly be facing jail time," she said. "I just want to be some kind of inspiration to my children or towards someone else watching."

If found guilty, DiMichele could also be forced to serve up to six months in prison on top of the fines she's been ordered to pay.


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Jan 04, 2014 12:51 PM EST


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