Andrea's primary concern has always been her children. She seemingly admits to cooperating with the Feds to keep custody of her babies. Her full story, including her dealings with the Feds are in her book.
See pages 232 and 233 from "Divorced From the Mob" By Andrea Giovino
You can find excerpts at this Amazon link by clicking "Look Inside"
Here is the episode of "Working Mom" if you've never seen it. Andrea says, "I wasn't being no stand up person for any of those scumbags." When she faces prison and losing her kids she makes the decision to tell the Feds everything (18:30). By the end of the episode it sounds as though she cooperated for $75,000 and relocation to Pennsylvania.
MM’s 2 cents on the matter:
I’ve kept silent on this matter because frankly I hold a lot of respect for Andrea Giovino. She’s a woman who had guts, hustle and smarts to do what she needed to do for her family, especially her babies. I am aware that Andrea is big on charity; helping down & out women get on their feet or ensuring children don’t miss out on a holiday.
I’m sure there is an end game/goal for Brittany Fogarty joining Mob Wives. On production’s end, blonde eye candy and maybe Drita D’avanzo having someone to talk to besides Big Ang who had way bigger fish to fry. Brittany’s goal may be exposure for something bigger. Do I know for sure? No. Do I know the operation of Brittany’s mind? No.
Frankly, I was floored in learning of Brittany Fogarty joining the Mob Wives franchise. For reasons I am not comfortable to share, out of respect for private conversations. For clarity, I’m not referring to any conversation with Brittany.
My take on Brittany Fogarty in regards to her Mob Wives scenes only:
She’s seemingly has become Drita’s puppet. It’s comical for me to see her one minute tell Karen, “….no one tells me what to do….” Then see her with Drita slurping up the advice to tell Carla this and Renee that. In conclusion, Karen Gravano isn’t lying about Andrea Giovino giving the Feds information. It’s not a secret. What I don’t understand is the denial about what has been well documented. Oh the irony continues.