Drita was supporting her husband along with her two daughters in court on the 7th of August during the sentencing in New Jersey. The 'Mob Wives' star was tense with the trial and even asked the judge, Rachel P. Kovner, to go easy with her husband’s sentencing. Well, Drita's cry for help was surpassed and Kovner didn't hammer too lighter giving a 64-month sentence to the man.
Dorita's request for Kovner to go easy on her husband was done so by a handwritten letter. Speaking highly of her husband she wrote that he 'never missed a soccer game and was very involved in our kid’s school work and any activities they were involved in. He is a family man and is missed!" Drita then continues by stating that Lee "has a family that is fully supporting him and hoping he comes home soon!"
Lee D'Avanzo was keeping two loaded guns with hollow-point ammunition at home, and in a place whereby his two daughters live. Kovner emphasized her thoughts about the extreme danger at hand when having guns at home with two children. If the sentence was to given lightly she believed Lee would simply get away with committing such a crime.
Overall Lee's counsel was not agreeing with the judge either and thought 37 months was more than enough since he actually took full responsibility for the crime.
So when did the bust happen? well back in December 2019 NYPD raided the home of the D'Avanzo family, arresting them for gun possession and drugs. According to TMZ 'Drita and her hubby, Lee was arrested Thursday night in their Staten Island home after cops executed a search warrant that uncovered two loaded firearms, a Smith & Wesson 9mm and an S&W 38 caliber gun. Cops say they also found 120 pills of hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 22 Xanax pills and a large amount of weed'. Whilst Lee had remained in custody Drita bailed out with $15,000.
Initially, the couple was booked for the following charges: possession of marijuana, possession controlled substance, possession of a weapon, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, and a firearm. All in a home where they raise their 2 daughters one as young as 12 years old. In saying so 2 months after the raid Dorita was free from all charges leaving her husband in custody and in the hands of judge Rachel P. Kovner to sentence. Drita at the time said "I have no time to celebrate because my husband is not home, but I am very happy with the outcome. All I'm focusing on right now is the fact that this turned out good."
Following his sentence, Lee will be on 2 years of supervised release.
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