Aug. 5, 2010 -- The Manhattan district attorney's office is deciding whether to prosecute Rudy Giuliani's daughter for shoplifting after the store declined to press charges against her, officials said today.
"Right now, she's been issued a desk appearance ticket. The district attorney's office has until Aug. 31 to file a criminal court complaint," Joan Vollero from the DA's office told ABC News in an interview.
Caroline Giuliani, a 20-year-old Harvard student, was allegedly caught by a surveillance camera taking a Slim roller ball funnel, Dior Skin flash primer, Hd bliss, Aqua cream, and a hair net from a Sephora store on Manhattan's East Side. The items were valued at $100.
After Giuliani was arrested and taken to the precinct station house, the Manhattan District Attorney's officecharged her with petit larceny.
But Sephora store officials declined to sign forms formally pressing charges against her, Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said.
A representative from the trendy beauty supply chain declined to comment on the matter today.
It will be difficult to prosecute a case without the store's cooperation.
She left the precinct stationhouse Wednesday night with her mother, former newscaster Donna Hanover who divorced Rudy Giuliani after she heard by way of a news conference that Giuliani intended to get a divorce.
Caroline Giuliani has been estranged from her father since he split from Hanover for his current wife.
Caroline Giuliani is the youngest child of the former tough on crime New York City mayor who initially made his reputation as a determined federal prosecutor. He later made an abortive run for the Republican presidential nomination.
His daughter famously made waves in 2007 when she listed herself as a member of Barack Obama's Facebook group, "Barack Obama (One Million Strong for Barack)," while her father was gunning for the Republican presidential nomination.
Rudy Giuliani also had a falling out with his son, Andrew, now 24-years-old, after the divorce. But in a 2009 interview with GQ, Andrew revealed he reconciled with his father, saying, "I support him in whatever he chooses to do."