Former Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo is asking a judge to go easy on her husband Lee D’Avanzo in his federal weapons case, according to a new report.
TMZ has obtained a hand-written letter that the former reality star sent to the judge overseeing her husband’s case and it’s interesting, to say the least.
In the letter, which you can check out below, Drita explains to the judge that her husband Lee, who was never featured on the VH1 reality series, is an amazing father and that taking him away from his children once again will be devastating.
Drita D’Avanzo, who starred on six seasons of VH1’s Mob Wives, recently wrote the judge overseeing her husband’s federal weapons case asking for leniency. (Photo: TMZ)
“If there is one thing no one can take away from Lee is what an amazing father he has been to our children,” she wrote. “He never missed a soccer game and was very much involved in our kids school work and any activities they were involved in.”
“He is a family man and is missed!” she continued, referencing the fact that D’Avanzo is currently in jail as he awaits sentencing. “He has a family that is fully supporting him and hoping he comes home soon.”
Shocking joint arrest
As previously reported, Drita and her husband Lee were arrested back in December 2019 and charged with a litany of very serious offenses.
The two were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a firearm, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia after officers executed a search warrant at their Staten Island address.
Former Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo says her husband is an “amazing father” as he faces sentencing on federal gun charges. (Photo: Getty Images)
Despite Drita’s past on Mob Wives, the charges came as a shock but were eventually dropped against the reality star once they realized that it was actually her husband who wasn’t playing by the rules.
“I have no time to celebrate because my husband is not home, but I am very happy with the outcome,” she told reporters outside of the court house after her charges were dropped in February 2020. “All I’m focusing on right now is the fact that this turned out good.”
According to TMZ, Lee pleaded guilty to the gun possession charges back in March. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 and he is facing anywhere from 3 to 6 years in prison.