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Teresa & Joe Giudice Each Released on $1M Bail Bond, Joe Faces Deportation If Convicted

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Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband, Joe Giudice, 43, stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” have been charged with conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtaining mortgages during a bankruptcy case.

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice put on a united front outside of the United States District Court in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, July 30. Arriving hand-in-hand, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars appeared before Judge Cathy Waldor. Joe slapped a news camera out of his way as he and Teresa made their way into Newark’s federal courthouse.

His lawyer Miles Feinstein told him, “Calm down, Joe. Don’t do that.”

The Giudices were each released on $500,000 unsecured bail bonds. They must surrender their passports and they are not allowed to leave New York or New Jersey until their next hearing, which is scheduled for Aug. 14. During the hearing, it was also revealed that Joe, who was born in Italy, is not a U.S. citizen and could could face deportation if convicted, the judge and prosecutors noted.

An onlooker said the spouses “were very solemn” during the hearing, adding that there were “no tears” and “they were very professional.”

One day earlier, the Bravo reality stars were charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

Teresa, 41, and Joe, 43, of Montville Township, N.J., are accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their show debuted in 2009, then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after the first season of RHONJ aired. The spouses are also accused of submitting fraudulent mortgage and loan applications from 2001 to 2008.

The 39-count indictment, which a federal grand jury returned today, details charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud, which carries a max prison sentence of 20 years, and bank fraud, which carries a max of 30 years. The remaining charges carry the possibility of even more prison time. In addition, authorities say, Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, are accused of hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case.

If convicted, the Giudices parents to four daughters Gia, 12, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 7, and Audriana, 3 face more than 50 years in prison. Why hasn’t Joe filed for US citizenship?

Joe also faces charges of conspiracy to commit fraud when he used his brother documentation to get a drivers allegedly used his brother Pietro’s identity in June 2010 to obtain a driver’s license at the Motor Vehicle Commission office in Paterson. Obtaining a false driver’s license in New Jersey is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Joe, was indicted on December 20, 2011 by a grand jury and charged with fraudulently obtaining a driver’s license in his brother’s name. He was charged with one count of impersonation and one count of wrongfully using identifying information of another. The plea deal would have capped his sentence to 5 years. The charge of wrongfully using identifying information is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The impersonation charge carries a maximum 18-month prison sentence. This is very serious, what are your thoughts? Post your comments below.

This is a developing story. More to come.

Source: New York Daily News




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  • Mixed Chick

    This is going from bad to worse. These charges are very serious. If they have lied about something as big as this, they can lie about smaller things too. The prosecution must have serious evidence to charge them both with such a heavy crime. What were these two thinking? If they are cleared of all charges and get away with no jail time I will be very surprised.

    • Marehoop

      Yeah, I don’t know what to say. I don’t like to hear stuff like this…I just keep thinking about the kids.

    • luvsbnagrammy

      I think if they are both found guilty, they should be fined and made to pay back any monies they fraudulent obtained and be made to do Community Service, putting them in jail will serve no purpose. and the kids shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of their parents POOR CHOICES, they were obviously not thinking of the when they did this!!

  • Sylvia Wright

    GOD BLESS THEM, MONEY IS NOT WORTH LOSING YOUR CHILDREN. PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE LIKE YOU ARE SO TUFF AND KNOWING ALL THE TIME THINGS ARENT GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THAT IS JUST WRONG. I PRAY THAT GODS GRACE IS COVERED OVER YOU AND ALL WILL WORK OUT FOR YOU AND THE CHILDREN. JUST TAKE IT DOWN A NOTCH. AMEN. I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING THE SHOW, BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU ALL TO KEEP IT REAL. ONE HUNDRED. AMEN

  • Aruba

    Now I see why they want so hard to make peace with eveyone. Especially thereasa

    • luvsbnagrammy

      I don’t think there’s am agenda, remember the show is taped months and months before it airs, so the wouldn’t have any idea that this would be happening today, I think Teresa genuinely wants her brother back in her life and he hers, I am not convinced Melissa is on board though, she has a devious side to her, she would be glad if Teresa was out of the picture, I do with them the best!!

  • I personally think Joe will take the bullet on this and Teresa will get some kind of plea deal to stay with the children. She needs to get off the show and focus on her ‘real’ life. There is something going on with Joe…he seems like a total scam artist.

    • Virginia Tadrzynski

      If you read the initial reports, *her* lawyer made the statement that ‘SHE would be vindicated’. Note, they each have their own lawyers and hers’ mentioned only HER? Even if they each had different attorneys, you would think they would be working together and any comments would come from both as ‘OUR clients (plural, not singular) will be vindicated’. I think she already threw him under the bus. Not that he doesn’t deserve the karma bus to run him over, but she isn’t the innocent flower she wants us to believe. But, true to form, she takes NO responsibility. Without Melissa, Kathy, Rosie, Jacqueline, Caroline and even Danielle around to blame, who’s left? Greasy Juicy will be blames and ‘she knew nothing’.

      • Monica Grace

        I totally agree.. But if you read some of the statements.. Teresa and only Teresa signed for hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans. SHE lied about being employed as an Executive Assistant.. SHE IS NOT INNOCENT AT ALL!!

  • Heather Mccray

    them two wackos, haaaaaa they are straight GONE from jump anywayz, yoyo’s.

  • T.Taylor

    Can’t do wrong and expect it not to catch up with u!! Just really hate b/c of the baby girls!

  • Carmen R Galan

    Disgusting on both of them, no parenting skills or morals, just greed and no concern for the girls future, shame on joe and theresa guidice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

  • nurseblondey

    This explains why Teresa decided to work with the family torn relationships. She certainly couldn’t fall back on her parents and what is she doing with the money she’s getting paid for being on the show? None of my business, but I think the family disorderly conduct and pettiness should be thrown aside. get real. no amount of materialism will replace you family, no amount of acceptance from the public will replace acceptance and love from your own family.

  • Rich Gholston

    As Sofia would say…Joe, Picture it….Prison….then Italy.

  • Cheryl

    See bad things do happen to good people..You should both be totally ashamed of yourselves..Did either one of you think about your children or their future? Neither of you deserve your children..How humiliating this will be for them in school..

  • luvsbnagrammy

    I agree, putting them in jail serves no person, fine them and Community Service, the kids should not have to be uprooted because the parents bad choices, I wish them the best!!

  • Ness

    I saw this coming a million miles away… They are money hungry & I hate to say it but it shows in their daughter Milania. She is spoiled rotten & her mother allows her to talk back all the time yell at her parents & sisters it’s just sad. Now it really does make it clear why she wants her brother back in her life because she will need his money for her & the girls to keep up their perfect life. I would be shocked if she went to prison, she gets away with murder on the show. I never understood why people need a 10,000 sq ft house for a family of 6, it’s showing off the money you want people to think you have not how much you love your family period.

  • tasokay

    That would be great if they sent him back!!! Would be the best thing for his children if he were totally out of their lives,he is not a good father no matter what Teresa says!

  • Chocolat Bunni

    I knew the 2 of them were up to NO Good at ALL!!! Now I see why they’re soo jealous of her brother & his wife!!!

  • Pinkie31

    I wonder what the other cast mates are saying cuz we all know that something is going to come out , God I really feel bad for Teresa an Joe cuz of the 4 Girls , I don’t have one bad thing to say about this , I wish them hope cuz I do have a heart …..

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