Giuliani Daughter To Serve The Community

NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS/AP) — Caroline Giuliani, the daughter of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was whisked away in a black SUV after appearing in a Manhattan court Tuesday to answer to shoplifting charges.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports the 20-year-old Harvard University theatre student took a plea deal, and instead of a year in jail, she will perform one day of community service, and her criminal record will be wiped clean if she stays out of trouble for six months.

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The Manhattan district attorney’s office said the resolution of her case was standard policy for first-time, low-dollar-value shoplifting arrests — not a special deal for the daughter of the former federal prosecutor turned law-and-order mayor and Republican presidential candidate, who made cracking down on petty crime a centerpiece of his tenure at City Hall.

“Stay out trouble and avoid rearrest,” Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Jennifer Schecter told Giuliani.

Giuliani was accompanied by her mother and step-father Tuesday. They did not answer questions after leaving the courthouse.

Giuliani was charged with petty larceny earlier this month for allegedly stealing $100 worth of makeup from a Sephora store on East 86th Street while she had $300 in her pocket.

Detectives said store workers have Giuliani on surveillance video stuffing the items into her jacket pockets, even though she reportedly also had hundreds of dollars in cash in her pockets.

A motive was unclear, as was the question of whether she was simply acting out.

Police said store managers initially indicated they didn’t want to press charges against her, but the cosmetics company said in a statement that it aided prosecutors in their investigation.

The company, part of Paris-based luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, declined to comment on the resolution of the case.

Shortly after his daughter’s arrest, Rudy Giuliani released this one sentence statement: “This is a personal matter and Mayor Giuliani asks the media to respect the privacy of his daughter at this time.”

Caroline Giuliani is the younger of the former mayor’s two children with Hanover, his ex-wife and a television reporter and actress. They had a bruisingly public split while he was in office — Hanover famously found out he wanted a divorce when he announced it at a press conference. The ex-mayor has since remarried and asked for privacy to deal with his family relationships.

It wasn’t immediately clear where or when Caroline Giuliani would perform her community service. She’s due back in court Nov. 4 to show proof that she has done her volunteer work.

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  1. Toy says:

    So much for the APPEARANCE that justice is fair and applied evenly….Justice ISN’T blind.. it has better than 20/20 vision….Why should the rest of us be law abiding when the rich and well connected can ignore everything (including us) and there’s no consequence for their wrong doing?

  2. MJ Robinson says:

    I believe that there is justice for the rich and justice for the poor or average person . That is why she has her eyes blind folded because she is holding one standard for the rich and another standard for the poor.

  3. MARIA says:

    WHY NOT LET HER DO HER COMMUNITY SERVICE IN SEPHORA

  4. Kim D says:

    I guess when you are rich and have a high figure daddy, you can do one day community service, and you are done!!!! what a joke. Not that I want to see anyone’s child have to serve time, but this was a real slap on the wrist.

    1. Dave says:

      All you people suggesting she got off light maybe right in that opinion but everyone gets off light. It was not special treatment. Our legal system in NYC is so backed up. Sit in a courtroom for a day and you will see a dozen poeple walk through with similiar first time crimes. They virtually all get the same thing she did. Everyone gets a slap on the wrist. This is just a public one.

  5. Bridget says:

    Unfortunately this is a standard sentence for a first time offender. Hopefully, she stays out of trouble

  6. Sam Boosak says:

    What do you expect from a daughter who PUBLICLY backs her father’s opponent during Rudy’s presidential run?

  7. Frank Gatz says:

    Little rich snob thinks she’s smarter than all.

    She will be in pornos within 5 years. A FACT

  8. CHARLES ALEX says:

    THAT IS NOT RIGHT! SHE IS A THIEF. WHAT IF THAT WAS SOMEBODY ELSE DAUGHTER, WHAT WOULD BE HER SENTENCE? 90 DAYS IN JAIL, RIGHT? WHAT KIND OF JUSTICE IS THAT? JUSTICE SHOULD NOT BE IN FAVOR OF NOBODY.

    1. Mike Bloomberg says:

      Charley,

      We rich do whatever we want, whenever we want.

  9. Roy says:

    great deal for the HARVARD GIRL<no wonder she's smiling

  10. marklipinski says:

    Maybe it’s just the shot, but can she be any more smug?

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