Alicia DiMichele, the owner of the new Addiction Boutique at 1713 S. 12th St., was spotted in Las Vegas filming for the VH1 show “Mob Wives,” and the New York Post says that has irked some Brooklyn prosecutors.
DiMichele pleaded guilty to embezzlement conspiracy for helping her husband steal tens of thousands of dollars from a Teamsters pension fund. She’s being sentenced Thursday and faces up to a $250,000 fine and four to 10 months in jail, the Post says.
Prosecutors, however, say that DiMichele neglected to mention she’d be getting a chunk of change for a reality TV show:
Prosecutors Nicole Argentieri and Allon Lifshitz also noted that a pre-sentence report earlier this year “did not provide details about her employment on ‘Mob Wives,’ a self-described ‘docu-soap’ series that follows the lives of women associated with organized crime.”
“Accordingly, the government respectfully requests that the court direct Probation to re-interview the defendant about her employment, including her income from the television show,” they wrote.
In their letter, the feds blasted DiMichele’s Sin City trip as standing “in stark contrast” to her claims that she needed court authorization to travel so she could visit her oldest son at college in West Virginia.
And just for fun, read this Philly Daily News story from January in which DiMichele says she wouldn’t join the cast: “I just don’t want to be portrayed as something I’m not.”