• Season 4, Ep 2

Alicia Opens Up About Her Arrest

When Renee stops by Alicia's boutique, Alicia shares the story of her arrest and how it changed her life.

12/12/2013 · 3:40

♪ AND I CAN'T HEAR NOTHING ♪

♪ NOT A SOUND

♪ 'CAUSE YOU DON'T EVER ♪

♪ WANNA BE FOUND

>> GORGEOUS!

>> HI!

>> ♪ YEAH-AH-AH

>> OH, YOU LOOK FABULOUS.

>> SO DO YOU.

YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

>> OH, ANYTHING FOR YOU

AND FOR--FOR HUBBY.

YOU KNOW THAT.

>> OH, I'M SO EXCITED

TO SEE YOUR STUFF.

>> SINCE MY LAUNCH PARTY WAS

A COMPLETE SUCCESS, I'M POPPING

IN TO ALICIA'S FABULOUS BOUTIQUE

DOWN IN PHILLY BECAUSE I THINK

IT'S THE PERFECT HOME FOR

MY FASHION LINE.

MEOW!

>> YEAH, I NEED TO GET

A PICTURE OF THIS.

SO FUNNY.

>> AND THEY COME IN HOT PINK.

>> THE WHOLE LINE IS AMAZING.

>> THANK YOU!

>> OH, MY GOD.

YOU DID SUCH A GREAT JOB.

SO YOU SHOULD BE PROUD

OF YOURSELF.

>> I AM VERY PROUD.

SO I BROUGHT A COUPLE THINGS.

THESE...

>> GORGEOUS!

>> ISN'T IT?

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SHOE.

>> I THINK IT'S REALLY GONNA DO

GREAT IN MY STORES.

>> SO WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?

HOW'S EDWARD HOLDING UP?

HE'S GOOD?

>> HE'S GOOD.

I TOLD HIM YOU WERE COMING

TODAY.

HE SENDS HIS LOVE.

>> AWW.

OH, I MISS HIM.

I LOVE EDWARD.

>> HE LOVES YOU.

>> I--I LOVE EDWARD.

EDWARD IS ONE OF MY CHILDHOOD

DEAREST FRIENDS, AND IT IS SO

SAD TO SEE THEM BOTH GOING

THROUGH THIS REALLY HARD TIME.

>> HE SAID FOR YOU NOT TO

GET ME IN TROUBLE.

[laughs]

>> PLEASE.

WHEN HAVE I NOT BEEN IN TROUBLE?

>> HE SAID YOU'RE A REBEL.

>> YEAH.

TATTOOIN' MY ARMS LATELY TOO.

THIS ONE, I JUST GOT.

>> NICE.

>> YEAH.

>> SO I SURPRISED EDDIE

WITH THIS.

AWW.

AND HE GOT MY NAME TOO.

>> AWW...

SO YOUSE ARE PERMANENTLY

ATTACHED.

WELL, YOUSE ARE ANYWAY.

>> YES.

I STAND BY MY HUSBAND

'CAUSE HE IS STILL THE LOVE

OF MY LIFE.

FROM THE DAY I MET EDDIE,

WE HAD A CONNECTION

RIGHT AWAY.

HE ALWAYS PUTS A SMILE

ON MY FACE.

HE ALWAYS TOOK CARE OF ME

AND MADE ME FEEL SAFE

AND PROTECTED.

>> HE'S A GOOD MAN.

>> YES, HE IS.

>> HE IS A GOOD MAN.

FORGET ALL THE OTHER [bleep].

HE'S A GOOD MAN.

>> MY HUSBAND WAS ARRESTED

FOR EMBEZZLEMENT, EXTORTION,

RACKETEERING, AND MURDER

CONSPIRACY.

WE HAD A TRUCKING BUSINESS,

AND WE WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL.

I DID THE BOOKS BECAUSE

I KNEW IF I WAS DOING IT,

IT WOULD BE DONE CORRECTLY.

SO I THOUGHT.

[chuckles]

>> YOU GOT IN TROUBLE BECAUSE

OF THE WHOLE SITUATION.

>> YES.

I WAS ARRESTED ALONG WITH

EIGHT OTHER GENTLEMEN

ON THIS CASE.

IT CAME AS A COMPLETE SHOCK.

I PLEADED GUILTY TO

EMBEZZLEMENT.

THE DAY THE FEDS CAME

WAS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE.

IT WAS A TUESDAY MORNING,

AND EDDIE ALWAYS PLAYED CARDS

MONDAY NIGHT--

LIKE, ALL NIGHT.

HE WOULDN'T EVEN COME HOME

TILL, LIKE, 7:00 IN THE MORNING.

AND MY CELL PHONE RINGS,

AND THEY WERE LIKE,

"THIS IS THE FBI.

SEND EDDIE DOWN."

AND WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR,

THERE WAS, LIKE, 30 OF THEM

WITH GUNS AND--NOTHING I'VE EVER

WITNESSED.

YOU KNOW, AND I'M SAYING,

"HE'S NOT HOME."

AND I CALLED EDDIE--

"THE FBI IS HERE."

AND I HEAR THE GUY SAY

AT THAT POINT,

"WE'RE ARRESTING YOUR WIFE."

AND HE HUNG UP, AND HE SAID,

"WE'RE TAKING YOU IN."

WHEN THEY HANDCUFFED ME,

I WAS THINKING TO MYSELF,

"THIS ISN'T REAL."

IT WAS THE MOST DEGRADING

AND HUMILIATING EXPERIENCE

OF MY LIFE.

THE FBI IS ALL OUTSIDE,

AND MY POOR SON JUST, LIKE,

WALKED DOWN, AND I HANDED HIM

HIS LUNCH, AND I DIDN'T EVEN

HAVE A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN

ANYTHING.

[sniffles]

AND I JUST CAN'T EXPLAIN

HOW MUCH MY HEART, AT THAT

POINT, WAS BROKEN.

I LOVE MY HUSBAND,

BUT I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT

THE SITUATION HE PUT ME IN.

THERE'S REALLY NO EXCUSE

FOR WHAT HE DID.

HOPEFULLY I DON'T HAVE TO

GO TO JAIL.

>> BUT YOU DIDN'T DO NOTHING,

SO YOU GOT NOTHING TO WORRY

ABOUT.

IT'LL ALL BE FINE.

AND YOU PRAY.

>> I DO.