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  1. Alicia DiMichele Garofalo is the wife of alleged Colombo gangster Edward "The Tall Guy" Garofalo (whose father was allegedly killed by Sammy "The Bull" Gravano). Growing up, Alicia couldn't have been further removed from the mafia lifestyle. She was raised in a traditional, close-knit, working Italian family. Her father, an avid sports fan like most Philadelphians, died when she was 16 years old. In honor of him, Alicia hosts Sunday Funday each week at her house where the entire family comes......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. Alicia DiMichele Garofalo is the wife of alleged Colombo gangster Edward "The Tall Guy" Garofalo (whose father was allegedly killed by Sammy "The Bull" Gravano). Growing up, Alicia couldn't have been further removed from the mafia lifestyle. She was raised in a traditional, close-knit, working Italian family. Her father, an avid sports fan like most Philadelphians, died when she was 16 years old. In honor of him, Alicia hosts Sunday Funday each week at her house where the entire family comes over to watch sports and eat pasta. She is extremely close with her family, and has a self-professed obsession with her brother whom she sees at least 3-5 times a week. She and her brother also own a boutique clothing business together.

    Married at a young age, Alicia has an older son (Anthony, 18) from her first marriage. After leaving her wealthy first husband and his money behind, Alicia set out to make a life for her and her young son. While waitressing and working as an executive assistant, she embarked on a fairy tale relationship with the man of her dreams--or so she thought. It wasn't until after Alicia married Edward that she got her first glimpse at the inner workings of the mob. While her husband tried to shelter her from his lifestyle, little by little she met some of his friends and became very close to them. Eventually she and her husband started a trucking company. Alicia ran the business end of the company and ultimately ended up being arrested alongside her husband and other Colombo gangsters, "earning" herself her own charges of fraud and embezzlement (to which she plead guilty). She is currently awaiting sentencing and is facing 0-6 months in prison or house arrest.

    With her husband away in prison and facing a much longer sentence, Alicia has had to learn once again to stand on her own two feet. She and Edward have two young children together, so she is now the care giver and provider for 3 young men -- Anthony, 18, Rocco 11, and Carlo 8. She is the mother, the father, the provider, the taxi, you name it. Alicia tells her boys the truth about her and their father's situation and has decided to deal with it head on, together as a family. Alicia's husband is a long-time friend of both Renee and Ang, but now that he's behind bars she is reaching out to them to get some guidance on how to deal with her new situation--something they both have far too much experience dealing with.

    Dubbed "Wise Gal" and "Columbette" by the media because of her arrest, Alicia considers herself a warrior -- she has been through a lot. She does what she wants and she's a force to be reckoned with. She is a fun, fearless, fabulous fashionista who loves and adores her three sons and her husband, although in her mind, he has a lot to make up for when he returns from jail--and she plans to make him pay!

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