From Sephora to Sanitation: Rudy's Kid Cuts a Deal

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010  |  Updated 6:35 AM EDT
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Caroline Giuliani exits Manhattan criminal court following her appearance, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, in New York. The daughter of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was arrested for shoplifting at a Sephora store.

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Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's daughter is on track to go from Sephora to sanitation, as her cosmetics-store shoplifting case will be dismissed if she does a day of community service.

Caroline Giuliani might have to get her hands dirty, but her record will remain clean as a Manhattan judge adjourned the  case Tuesday in contemplation of dismissal. It means the case will be closed and sealed if Giuliani completes the volunteer work and stays out of trouble for six months.

Giuliani has agreed to serve her community service in the department of Sanitation, according to sources familiar with the case.

The Manhattan district attorney's office says that's the outcome of the vast majority of first-time, low-dollar-value shoplifting arrests -- not a special deal for the daughter of the former federal prosecutor who became a law-and-order mayor.

The 20-year-old Harvard University student was arrested Aug. 4 on charges of pocketing about $100 worth of makeup at a Sephora store on the Upper East Side.

Caroline, who lives in the area with her mother Donna Hanover, was apprehended at the Sephora on 144 E. 86th Street earlier this month.

The ex-mayor has said through a representative that the case was a personal matter.

His daughter was seen on security video pocketing more than $100 worth of makeup Aug. 4 at a Sephora store in Manhattan, police said. She was arrested on a misdemeanor charge but released with a notice to return to court.

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.

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.

In 2007, when Rudy Giuliani was seeking the Republican nomination for president, Caroline Giuliani listed herself as a member of Barack Obama's Facebook group supporting his candidacy. But she left the group after an online magazine sent her an inquiry about it, and she didn't comment on the presidential race.

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